Collection Villeret 1858 ExoTourbillon Rattrapante White Gold by Montblanc
The "Collection Villeret 1858 ExoTourbillon Rattrapante White Gold" (111823) belongs to Montblanc's "Collection Villeret 1858" collection. The Watch features a dial in white gold with grained décor and white grand feu enamel chapters and is encased in a white gold case. This piece is designed for men. The round case has a diameter of 47mm, a height of 18.2mm and is waterproof up to approximately 30 meters water depth (3 bar). The transparent case back makes it possible to watch the movement.
The watch's functions are provided by a hand-wound Montblanc MB M16.61 mechanical caliber which has a power reserve of 50 hours and indicators for hours, minutes and seconds (off-centered). With the display for the time in a second time zone, the user can keep track of local and home time while travelling. It has the popular chronograph "stopwatch" function to measure the duration of an event. The measured duration can be read with a seconds hand. As regulating organ, the caliber uses a tourbillon which causes the balance wheel and the escapement to rotate slowly. In the days of pocket watches, the tourbillon increased the accuracy of the watch by preventing the minute components from working in the same orientation for a prolonged period of time. Today, the mechanism mostly serves an aethetic and emotional purpose and is a testament of the manufacturer's watchmaking abilities.
The piece is carried on a black alligator leather strap with a white gold pin buckle. Montblanc asks its official retailers to sell the watch at around 300'000 CHF. Please use the "Contact Shop" button to reach out to an official shop of your choice for their offer."