MONTBLANC – TIMEWALKER MANUFACTURE CHRONOGRAPH
The legendary panda dial makes any timepiece trendy. This new chronograph with an in-house calibre has all the makings of a future must-have.
Montblanc freshened up its TimeWalker collection for the SIHH 2017 with timepieces featuring black dials and sporty personalities. The next Salon de la Haute Horlogerie on January 15th 2018 will give us the chance to see the brand new TimeWalker Manufacture Chronograph. In terms of design, the brand has dropped the single hue for a cool “panda” dial with a white background and black counters. The counters and small seconds are classically featured at 3, 6 and 9. This bright layout makes it easier to tell and measure the time. The use of Super-LumiNova® on the minute track and dauphine-shape hour and minute hands enhance the sense of light in the dark. This model has held onto the fixed ceramic bezel with a tachymeter scale from previous pieces.
The dial isn’t all that’s new. The 43mm satin-finish steel case is water-resistant to depths of 100m and now has an in-house self-winding mechanical movement. The MB 25.10 calibre (46-hour power reserve) has a column wheel and a stop-seconds mechanism to ensure accurate time setting.
The TimeWalker Manufacture Chronograph comes on an aged Sfumato brown calfskin strap whose perforations add a chic vintage touch. Sport just got stylish.
By Dan Diaconu