The Montblanc TimeWalker collection gets the hearts of motorsport enthusiasts racing. It includes monopusher chronographs and the patented ExoTourbillon as well as simpler, three-handed watches. The design is inspired by Minerva chronographs.
The TimeWalker collection represents technological advancement and athleticism, an exception for the otherwise classic and tradition-rich manufacturer Montblanc. Its designs are futuristic and especially geared toward fans of motorsport. This links Montblanc with the manufacturer Minerva, which the Hamburg-based company acquired in 2007. In the past, Minerva had already been creating precision timekeepers for racing. Fittingly, many models are chronographs in color combinations of black, red, and silver.
To guarantee the performance of these men's watches, models are tested to the nth degree in the Montblanc Laboratory Test 500 . The watches endure 500 hours of in-house testing in everyday situations. This means you can be sure that your watch will remain reliable, even on the tennis court or golf course.
Some models from the collection are equipped with a DLC coating, making them extremely robust and scratch-resistant. The term "DLC" comes from the words Diamond-Like Carbon. Since its production is very costly, DLC coating is primarily used on luxury watches. The material's dark color fits in perfectly with the modern design of the TimeWalker Collection.
|Montblanc TimeWalker ExoTourbillon Minute Chronograph, Ref. 114925||36,000 euros||Monopusher chronograph, ExoTourbillon with stop-seconds mechanism, titanium case with black DLC coating, limited to 100 pieces|
|Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Rally Timer Counter, Ref. 116103||30,000 euros||Monopusher chronograph, rotatable 90 degrees, titanium case, both a wrist and pocket watch, can be propped up on legs, limited to 100 pieces|
|Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph UTC, Ref. 116102||3,800 euros||Sports chronograph, stainless steel case with DLC coating, UTC funtion|
|Montblanc TimeWalker Date Automatic, Ref. 116061||2,000 euros||Sports watch, stainless steel case, minute graduation on the dial|
|Montblanc TimeWalker Date Automatic, Ref. 110340||1,800 euros||Sporty dress watch, stainless steel case, rose gold colored indices and numerals|
In 2017, Montblanc completely reworked the TimeWalker collection and launched new models. This is why there are many pre-owned watches at affordable prices. Many of the older models are also wearable as dress watches despite their sporty character, due to the uncluttered and stylish dial. A good example of this is the Montblanc TimeWalker Date Automatic from 2015 with the reference number 110340 and a 39 mm case. This three-handed watch has a date display at 6 o'clock, and the rose gold colored Arabic numerals alternate with indices. This typography is standard for this collection. The polished stainless steel case and brown alligator leather band give this timepiece an elegant feel. You can buy the TimeWalker Date Automatic for 1,800 euros.
The TimeWalker Date Automatic with the reference number 116061 is a reworked version of the older model and a typical sports watch. The hour markers are located on the unidirectional bezel. The minute markers on the dial allow for a detailed overview. Its design is inspired by the tachometers in old race cars. Even the robust cow's leather band with an asymmetrical pattern brings to mind the leather seats in high-quality sports vehicles. In contrast to the brushed stainless steel case, the black dial underscores the sporty character of this automatic watch with a water resistance of up to 100 m (10 bar). Plan to spend around 2,000 euros for models in mint condition.
Another sporty version is the Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph UTC. The watch with the reference number 116102 shows three time zones and has a unidirectional ceramic bezel with a 24-hour scale for this purpose. With the help of two subdials at 6 and 12 o'clock as well as the red central second hand, this watch measures hours, minutes, and seconds. A DLC coating also protects this watch's stainless steel case from rough handling. The combination of red, silver, and black elements has a modern and dynamic effect. You can purchase a never-worn TimeWalker Chronograph UTC with a calf's leather strap for 3,800 euros.
Haute Horlogerie doesn't always have to be elegant and traditional, as proven by the Montblanc TimeWalker ExoTourbillon Minute Chronograph . It unites elements of the highest watchmaking artistry with the lively theme of motor racing. The patented ExoTourbillon heightens the watch's precision while also using less energy than a conventional tourbillon. This is due to the positioning of the balance, which is mounted above the rotating cage, allowing it to be smaller and thus more energy efficient. This titanium watch with a DLC coating can be set to the exact second thanks to its stop-seconds mechanism. It is also a 44 mm large monopusher chronograph, allowing you to measure the time with only one button. Such a feature is much less common than the two pusher chronograph. With a limited run of 100 pieces, this mechanical watch costs 36,000 euros never worn.
Another highlight of the TimeWalker collection is the Montblanc Timewalker Chronograph Rally Time Counter . Designed with race drivers in mind, its 50 mm titanium case can be turned 90 degrees, guaranteeing optimal legibility while driving. The specially developed band is easy to remove thanks to the studs on the case back. This enables you to place it on the dashboard or to use it as a pocket watch. This watch also uses one pusher to measure the time. The design is inspired by Minerva chronographs from the 20th century, and the manufacture caliber MB M16.29 is based on the Minerva caliber 17-29. The multifaceted Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Rally Timer costs around 30,000 euros in mint condition.