Montblanc is releasing a limited edition version of their prolific TimeWalker collection featuring their Exotourbillon complication and a monopusher chronograph. T
The Montblanc TimeWalker ExoTourbillon Minute Chronograph Limited Edition 100 is what the brand refers to as the “peak” of the TimeWalker line, and it’s certainly for good reason. For anyone who isn’t totally familiar with what ExoTourbillon is: this is one of Montblanc Villeret’s in-house complications. It is basically centered around the idea of placing the balance wheel outside of the rotating cage of the tourbillon.
Montblanc’s MB R230 movement is an automatic caliber with two barrels providing 50 hours of power reserve and powering the one-minute ExoTourbillon. Montblanc describes the looks of the Montblanc TimeWalker ExoTourbillon Minute Chronograph Limited Edition 100 as “urban,” and while we’re not sure if that’s the word to use, it’s clear that they’re going for a look that applies a high-end complication to a watch that’s a little bit sportier and more of an everyday-wear than what we might be used to. The three-part case made up of titanium, carbon fibre, and DLC provides some reassurance of the watch’s durability, but also lends some edge to the design.
It is certainly a busy-looking watch and one that is more about displaying complicated-looking functions and features than using the dial’s substantial real estate very efficiently. With an off-center hour and minutes dial framing a rather small but still quite legible date indication, and with the semi-circular sub-dials of the chronograph seconds and minutes just above the polished bridge of the ExoTourbillon, things get busy and texts and fonts get tiny. The entirely redundant minute track on the periphery of the dial just adds to the flair. Still, the red, black, and white color scheme appears contrasty, sporty, and rugged – an impressive look Montblanc has been getting right lately.
The Montblanc TimeWalker ExoTourbillon Minute Chronograph Limited Edition 100 will, unsurprisingly, have a run of 100 pieces made. They probably will not have a hard time finding people to scoop them up given that you get a more rare sporty-looking high-complication watch at a price point that is in fact very competitive when it comes to tourbillon chronograph timepieces. Last but not least, it is an interesting potential take on what Montblanc might be thinking for the future with more mass-produced pieces. Price for the Montblanc TimeWalker ExoTourbillon Minute Chronograph Limited Edition 100 watch is €39,500. montblanc.com
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