Monday, February 6, 2017

Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph UTC

The Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph UTC combines a strong and masculine design with practical functionality thanks to its chronograph and dual time complications, making it the perfect travelling partner for today’s globetrotters.

The timepiece owes its strong and contemporary looks to its bold black case with semi- skeletonized horns and mix of high-tech materials, such as black DLC, high-tech black ceramic and black rubber. The black DLC case comes in a 43 mm size with the addition of the emblematic unidirectional rotating black bezel made of shiny ceramic for utmost robustness and durability, which is knurled on the flank for a better grip and includes a silvery-white engraved 24-hour scale for greater legibility and functionality. The black DLC crown and pushers have also been finished with a knurled decoration that takes its inspiration from the design of the petrol caps popular in classic racing cars.
The black dial features strong colour contrasts with silver and red elements and three- dimensional counters that resemble car dashboards from the past. The chronograph seconds are indicated via the iconic red central hand with the tip shaped in the form of the Minerva arrow, while the chronograph hours are displayed in a subdial at 6 o’clock, and the 30-minute chronograph counter is positioned at 12 o’clock.
The Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph UTC is equipped with the calibre MB.25.03 that shows the time in three different time zones. Local time is indicated with the rhodium-plated hands, and the home time can be read via a dark central hand enhanced with a red arrow and SuperLuminova at its tip. The readings are accompanied by a 24-hour scale on the bezel. The local time is set via the crown, allowing a quick and simple adjustment of the time in hourly increments without affecting the functioning of the minutes. The date is synchronised with the local time. A third time zone can be easily indicated at any time by turning the unidirectional rotating bezel to the new time zone—the location of the 24-hour hand being the point of reference.
The Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph UTC comes with a choice of a perforated leather strap or a perforated rubber strap with a black lining that shows through the holes. For utmost performance 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 options are equipped with a new triple folding clasp that was developed specially for the Montblanc TimeWalker Collection to offer flexibility and maximum comfort on the wrist.

Each Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph UTC 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.

Technical details
Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph UTC
Ident. 116101

Movement
Calibre MB 25.03
Mechanical movement with automatic winding, chronograph, three time zones, date
Number of Jewels: 25
Power reserve: Approx. 46 hours
Balance: Flat hoop
Frequency: 28.800 A/h (4 Hz)
Hairspring: Flat

Displays
Hour and minute-hands from the centre, small seconds at 9 o’clock; Second time zone-hand from the centre with 24-hour scale on the unidirectional rotating bezel, third time zone indication via the 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
Black DLC, matt satinated case, high-tech black ceramic bezel with silvery-white engraved 24-hour scale and knurled finishing on the flank
Crown: Matt black DLC with knurled finishing and Montblanc emblem in relief
Crystal: Scratch-resistant, domed sapphire and antireflective crystal
Back: Black DLC 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, black rhodium-plated and red baton second timezone hand coated with SuperLuminova; Black flange with SuperLuminova indexes; Black chronograph counters, black small second counter

Wristband
Perforated black rubber strap with stainless steel and black DLC triple folding clasp

Certification
Certified by the Montblanc Laboratory Test 500

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