montblanc timewalker exo-tourbillon chrono

MONTBLANC – TIMEWALKER EXOTOURBILLON MINUTES CHRONOGRAPH LIMITED EDITION 100

SYMBOLIZING PERFORMANCE

This is the first time that the urban chic TimeWalker collection has been given a complication designed and patented by Montblanc: the ExoTourbillon.

The TimeWalker oozes style and performance with its ExoTourbillon, single pusher chronograph and hi-tech materials.

The collection is already famous for its avant-garde style and this TimeWalker is making a statement with its racy and vibrant looks. It’s innovative to boot as the three parts on its 44mm case are an expert blend of cutting-edge materials: brushed titanium on the openwork body, compact black carbon fibre on the container and black DLC-coated titanium rimmed by a red seal on the bezel. The design gives the watch lightness and weight.

montblanc timewalker exo-tourbillon chrono

But this isn’t style over substance. Montblanc has already put the famous ExoTourbillon into its Heritage Chronométrie, Villeret, 4810 and Bohème collections and now it’s joined the TimeWalker. The system designed and patented by Montblanc involves placing the screw-down balance wheel outside the tourbillon cage (hence the Greek term exo). The tourbillon is smaller than standard ones and isn’t affected by the weight of the balance wheel so it requires 30% less energy. A single pusher triggers the chronograph function fuelled by a column wheel and vertical gear.

The self-winding MB R230 calibre brings the functions to life and its double barrel fuels the 50-hour power reserve among other features.

The dial is split in two and plays on volume. The bottom is occupied by the ExoTourbillon and its double arrow bridge (a nod to the 158 year old Minerva factory that Montblanc took over in 2007) in vertically brushed silver metal. The larger top is home to the semi-circular chronograph seconds and minute counters. The hours and minutes appear off-centre at 12 alongside a date display with a hand.

Price: 39,000 CHF

By Sharmila Bertin

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