SIHH 2018: Montblanc TimeWalker line extension

The Montblanc TimeWalker collection symbolizes the spirit of motor racing and harks back to these instruments of glory with a line of new and absolutely cool watches for the modern performer. The collection finds its inspiration in timepieces from Minerva’s history … 

Montblanc TimeWalker Manufacture Chronograph

Reinterpreting historical chronographs, the Montblanc TimeWalker Manufacture Chronograph combines an iconic tri-counter “panda” dial with a new Montblanc in-house automatic chronograph.

The timepiece is powered by the Montblanc Manufacture chronograph calibre MB 25.10. The movement is equipped with a traditional column wheel, a horizontal coupling as well as a stop-second mechanism, allowing the precise setting of the time.    

Each element of the design of the timepiece is directly rooted in the world of racing with details that recall the golden age of motor racing. The dial, with its black tri-counters on a white background is what has become commonly known as a “panda” design.

The TimeWalker Manufacture Chronograph is water resistant to 100 meters, and has been rigorously tested by the Montblanc Laboratory Test 500. This evaluation simulates real-life wear for over 500 hours and tests the finished and assembled watch, providing reliability and performance. 

Montblanc TimeWalker Rally Timer Chronograph Limited Edition 100

Inspired by the famous Minerva Rally Timer stopwatch produced by Minerva in the 1960s and directly rooted in the spirit of racing, the Montblanc TimeWalker Rally Timer Chronograph Limited Edition 100 combines a unique aesthetic with a “reverse panda” dial and the handcrafted Manufacture monopusher chronograph calibre MB M16.29. The manually wound monopusher chronograph calibre features a column wheel, horizontal coupling and a power reserve of 50 hours. The calibre takes its inspiration from the original Minerva calibre 17.29 developed in the 1930s, that was used for both pocket watches and wristwatches.  

The 50 mm case is crafted out of grade-two titanium and has been satin-finished and the middle section of the case has also been knurled and coated with black DLC.   

For utmost reliability and performance, the timepiece is water-resistant to 30 meters and has been rigorously tested by the Montblanc Laboratory Test 500, simulating intense real-life wear for over 500 hours.