Tuesday, February 7, 2017

MONTBLANC – TimeWalker Chronograph Automatic















MONTBLANC TimeWalker Chronograph Automatic


Continuing the motor racing theme, the new Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Automatic is rooted in the world of racing with details that recall the golden years of motoring with a chronograph function that is legible and stylish for today’s gentlemen drivers. The vintage car codes are visible throughout the watch, starting with the 43 mm stainless steel case that has been satinated for an automotive look and better resistance to scratches. The Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Automatic features the emblematic unidirectional rotating black bezel knurled on the flank and made of shiny high-tech black ceramic for utmost robustness and durability.

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Ceramic has impressive properties such as a high-resistance to scratches, non-oxidization, a unique shiny surface, and a defence against all common chemical agents. The bezel can be used as a second time zone indicator. The horns have been semi-skeletonized like the air inlets of a car’s body, and the black DLC crown and chronograph pushers have been knurled like vintage petrol caps for better gripping. Completing the motor racing design, the case back has been fitted with a smoked glass opening, reminiscent of the glass windows that cover powerful V12 engines, and the straps include perforation holes, much like the leather driving gloves used in the days when steering wheels were made of wood and needed to be firmly gripped.

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The black dial features strong colour contrasts with silvery-white and red elements, as well as three-dimensional counters that bring back memories of vintage dashboards. Distinctive design codes include a red chronograph seconds hand in the centre, which has a tip sculpted in the form of the Minerva arrow; chronograph hours which are displayed in a subdial at 6 o’clock, and a 30-minute chronograph counter positioned at 12 o’clock.

All the readings are highly legible thanks to black rhodium-plated dauphine hands injected with SuperLuminova, and a precise silvery-white minute track that has also be enhanced with both SuperLuminova and red markers for the 15-minute marks, providing excellent visibility both in the day and at night.

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The Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Automatic is powered by the calibre MB 25.07 and comes with a choice of three different strap options: perforated leather, perforated rubber, and a new performance metal bracelet with three links.

For utmost quality and comfort, the rubber strap has been designed with a raised grip pattern on the inner lining to provide better aeration to the skin and improved adhesion to the wrist. All strap and bracelet options are equipped with a new triple folding clasp that was developed specially for the Montblanc TimeWalker Collection to offer a safe grip, flexibility and maximum comfort.

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To reach high reliability and performance, each Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Automatic is water-resistant to 100 metres and has been rigorously tested by the Montblanc Laboratory Test 500, simulating real-life wear for over 500 hours.

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TECHNICAL FEATURES

Model: Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Automatic

Ident. 116096

Movement:
Calibre MB 25.07
Type of movement: Mechanical movement with automatic winding, chronograph, date
Number of Jewels: 25
Power reserve: Approx. 46 hours
Balance: Flat hoop
Frequency: 28.800 A/h (4 Hz)
Hairspring: flat

Displays:
Hours and minutes from the centre, small seconds at 9 o’clock 12-hour scale on the unidirectional rotating bezel; Date window at 6 o’clock
Chronograph’s elapsed-second hand from the dial’s centre 30-elapsed minute and 12-elapsed hour counters at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock

Habillage
Case:
Stainless steel, matt satinated case,
high-tech black ceramic bezel with silvery-white engraved 12-hour scale and knurled finishing on the flank
Crystal: Scratch-resistant, domed sapphire and antireflective crystal
Back: Stainless steel with inset pane of smoked sapphire crystal
Dimensions: Diameter= 43 mm; Height = 15.20 mm
Water-resistance: 10 bar (100 m)
Dial:
Black dial, rhodium-plated Arabic figures and SuperLuminova indexes,
rhodium-plated luminescent dauphine hour-hand and minute-hand,
red baton chronograph second hand with Minerva arrow at the extremity
Silvery-white flange with SuperLuminova indexes
Silvery-white chronograph counters, black small second counter
Crown: Black DLC with knurled finishing and Montblanc emblem in relief
Wristband:
Perforated black rubber strap with stainless steel triple folding clasp

Certified by the Montblanc Laboratory Test 500
(* SuperLuminova® is not a trademark owned by Montblanc

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