Unveiled at the Baselworld 2017, the Montblanc TimeWalker Automatic Chronograph UTC Ceramic (ref. 116101) is a nice (if a bit overpriced to my taste) addition to their line of popular sporty chronographs. While some of the main selling points of this new TimeWalker -like, say, the choice of the movement, as well as the combination of materials- look more “acceptable” to yours truly rather than even mildly “exciting,” we at WorldWatchReview.com would still recommend getting one of these oversized pieces of, um, time-measuring opulence if the price is not a problem.
Celebrating the 90th anniversary of its legendary Meisterstuck pen that Montblanc has first released in 1924, the Swiss luxury brand releases the dressy Montblanc Meisterstuck Heritage Pulsograph by Minerva. Limited to just 90 pieces, the timekeeper features a working mechanical pulsometer: a thing that was popular among wealthy medical doctors during the first decades of the last century.
Although sporting nothing more than a modified version of an unassuming ETA blank movement, this new Montblanc Star Quantieme Complet (Ref. 108737) arrives in a refined, slim-shaped rose gold body and looks like a perfect choice for a person looking for an, um, expensive “entry-level” luxury watch.
The 2013 Montblanc TimeWalker Voyager UTC (ref. 109137) refreshes the familiar high-tech design of the original timekeeper’s laconic, yet informative dial making it one of the most visually attractive dual-timers on the market. Successfully combining high-contrast, easy to read elements with the grey and white (with bright sparks of orange: a color that is all the rage among industrial designers at the moment) color scheme, the Voyager UTC draws the inspiration from Porsche Design and, surprisingly, does it with style and good taste!
The new Montblanc Star World-Time GMT (ref. 106464) collection is a new member of the Star collection that was officially presented at the SIHH 2011 event. The 2011 series offers a nice pseudo-vintage styling that is tastefully flavored with almost perfect legibility and careful approach to design: a combination that defines timekeepers manufactured by one of the oldest makers of luxury writing instruments even when it comes to their “entry-level” models.
In a matter of weeks, the maker of expensive pens will officially present its new baby — the Montblanc Time Walker TwinFly (ref. 106507) automatic chronograph. Details are still scarce, but it is known that the upcoming watch, which is set to be presented during the SIHH 2011 event, will be delivered in a 43 mm stainless steel case in a scratch-resistant matt black DLC coating.
During the SIHH 2010 trade exhibition -an industry event that is limited to elite members of the industry-, a brand that only a few years ago was primarily known for their luxury writing instruments, but quickly ascended to the top ranks of local watchmakers- has introduced its new vintage-style Montblanc Collection Villeret 1858 Vintage Chronographe (ref. 106167) mono-pusher. Featuring an exterior that was inspired by chronographs from the early 20th century, the chronograph is powered by a great hand-wound caliber and is limited to less than 120 numbered pieces.
At the SIHH 2010 trade show, Montblanc has presented a refreshed version of its Star 4810 Automatic Chronograph. The device is now available in tow variations that seem to differ only with the way their hands, hour markers, and large Roman numerals are finished.
For the year 2010, Montblanc has updated one of my favorites in their product range, the Timewalker series. Presented during the SIHH 2010 trade show in Geneva, Switzerland, this particular Timewalker Dual Carbon (Ref. 105805) chronograph features a stainless-steel case hardened with a special edition of the DLC-treatment process.
In 2008, Montblanc has introduced yet another TimeWalker. Delivered in nicely styled stainless steel with black ceramic elements decorating its body and comfortable-looking bracelet, the chronograph makes a good impression although its sticker price may scare a lot of potential customers away to more traditional models with better-advertised brand names printed on their dials.