Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Montblanc TimeWalker Date Automatic

For watch lovers who appreciate the sporty design and spirit of racing, the Montblanc TimeWalker Automatic Date offers a pure and bold timepiece with a 41 mm stainless steel case combined with the emblematic unidirectional rotating black bezel made of shiny high-tech black ceramic for utmost robustness and durability that allows the user to track a second time zone if desired.
Powered by the automatic calibre MB 24.17, the indications include the hours, minutes and seconds in the centre and a date in an aperture at 3 o’clock. The readings are all highly legible thanks to large Arabic numerals, a precise silvery-white minute track, and red markers that all contrast beautifully against the black dial. The seconds hand has also been highlighted with the tip of the Minerva arrow—a nod to the rich horological heritage of the TimeWalker collection. The dial with its scale from 5 to 60 is clearly reminiscent of the Minerva stopwatch dials from the beginning of the 20th century, providing this pure model with the utmost racing pedigree.


The design codes from the racing world can be found in the semi-skeletonized horns that are reminiscent of the air intakes on a car’s bonnet, the knurled finishing on the black DLC crown which has been inspired by the petrol tank cap on vintage racing cars, and the black perforated straps (either in leather or rubber) that look like the driving gloves that racing drivers wore in the past. There is also the choice of an elegant and new performance metal bracelet with three links. For practicality 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 a better adhesion to the wrist. All straps come with satinated stainless steel pin buckles.

To reach maximum reliability and performance, each Montblanc TimeWalker Automatic Date 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
Model: Montblanc TimeWalker Date Automatic
Ident. 116059

Movement
Calibre MB 24.17
Mechanical movement with automatic winding, date
Number of Jewels:  26
Power Reserve: Approx. 38 hours
Balance: Flat hoop
Frequency: 28.800 A/h (4 Hz)
Hairspring: Flat

Displays
Hours, minutes, seconds from the centre; 12-hour scale on the unidirectional rotating bezel Date window at 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
Crown: Black DLC with knurled finishing and Montblanc emblem in relief
Crystal: Scratch-resistant, domed sapphire and antireflective crystal
Back: Stainless steel with inset pane of smoked sapphire crystal
Dimensions: Diameter= 41 mm; Height = 11.38 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 second hand with Minerva arrow at the extremity; Silvery-white flange with SuperLuminova indexes

Wristband
Perforated black rubber strap with stainless steel pin buckle

Certification
Certified by the Montblanc Laboratory Test 500

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