Launched as a SIHH 2015 novelty, this version of the Montblanc ExoTourbillon Chronograph is the flagship of the Vasco da Gama Limited Editions from Heritage Chronométrie Collection. Each of the 60 chronographs in this strictly limited edition boasts several important artisanal refinements.
Model: Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie ExoToubillon Chronograph Vasco Da Gama Limited Edition 60
Montblanc Manufacture Calibre MB R230
Mechanical movement with double barrel, automatic winding mechanism, one minute patented ExoTourbillon with stop-second mechanism
Chronograph Monopusher with column-wheel and vertical coupling
Diameter = 33.7 mm; height = 8.65 mm
No. of components: 296
No. of rubies: 44
Power reserve: Approx. 50 hours
Balance: Screw balance, diameter = 9.7 mm; moment of inertia = 12 mg cm2
Frequency: 21,600 A/h (3 Hz)
Plate: Rhodium plating and circular graining
Bridges: Rhodium plating and côtes de Genève
Gear-train: Special tooth profile improves the efficiency of the power transmission
Off-centre hours and minutes
Date on an off-centre subdial
Patented ExoTourbillon at 6 o’clock (one revolution per minute to indicate the seconds) with a rhodium-plated tourbillon bridge
(Chrono) 60 elapsed seconds and 30 elapsed minutes counters with double indication hands and corresponding sectorial scales
Travel function with rapid reset of hour-hand and date display either forward or backward
Tourbillon can be stopped by directly halting the balance wheel Habillage
18 K white gold, polished case with satin-finished interhorns, concave-shaped bezel for scratch protection
Crystal: Scratch-resistant, domed sapphire crystal with antireflective treatment on both surfaces
Back: Screwed 18 K white gold back with inset pane of sapphire crystal with Vasco da Gama’s flagship, the São Gabriel
Diameter = 44 mm; height = 14.79 mm
Water-tightness: 3 bar
Crown: 18 K white gold with Montblanc emblem in raised relief
Push-piece: Monopusher at “8 o’clock”
Upper part made of aventurine depicts the sky at night with the patented Montblanc diamond at “12 o’clock”and vertical satin-finished on the lower partRhodium-plated sword-shaped hour-hand and minute-hand, date shown by a hand with a little red crescent at its tip on a blued guilloché flinqué wave pattern decoration on off-centre dial, chronograph with two counters with silver “filets” (one counter for 60 elapsed seconds at “8 o’clock” and a second counter for 30 elapsed minutes at “4 o’clock”) with double indication hands and corresponding sectorial scales
Black alligator-skin strap crafted at the Montblanc Pelletteria in Florence with 18 K white gold pin buckle
Limited Edition: 60
Certified by the Montblanc Performance Test 500
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