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Dear friends,

Here is the second hot news from Montblanc.

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The Montblanc TimeWalker Urban Speed
A new dynamic timepiece with innovative materials for the Contemporary Timepieces Collection

In 2004, Montblanc launched, the TimeWalker Collection that quickly established itself in contemporary fine watchmaking. The expressive design of the 43-millimetre case, which combines clean lines with architectonic shapes, made this new family of Montblanc timepieces instantly recognisable. Blending sporty elegance and masculinity, the Montblanc TimeWalker till today carries its unique aesthetics and features the signature skeletonised horns, a narrow bezel, a large dial with Arabic numerals in a distinctive, clearly contoured typography, and the characteristic lancet-shaped hands.

Truly reflecting the spirit of the times, the Montblanc TimeWalker radiates an ever-more modern aura while preserving its original appeal and assertive character. Always honouring the tradition of fine Swiss watchmaking while nurturing innovation, the new Montblanc TimeWalker Urban Speed, a contemporary watch that remains true to its TimeWalker lineage, breathes again a new spirit into the TimeWalker family: it celebrates the adventurer in every man and is designed to successfully withstand the demands of man’s daily urban adventures to achieve new heights in performance.


The Montblanc TimeWalker Urban Speed being technically very sophisticated, epitomizes a dynamic urban feel. Its design will strike a chord with watch lovers who live life at their own pace and by their own rules. While its style reinterprets the powerful and meticulously-crafted lines of the TimeWalker Collection, the new Montblanc TimeWalker Urban Speed makes huge strides forward in design and technology by combining special materials.

Instantly, the “cold grey” sand-blasted steel case and the innovative materials such as the black ceramic bezel bear of the TimeWalker Urban Speed, witness to its dynamic spirit and technical elegance. This sporty elegance continues on the TimeWalker Urban Speed dial, which succeeds in offering a composed look while remaining clear and legible. Making use of its black background to accentuate the white numerals and dynamic red elements on the central chronograph hand and the minute scale, it plays with perspectives that emphasise the counters positioned at “6 and 12 o’clock” and allow the chronograph indications to be instantly readable. The periphery bears the seconds scale for the chronograph’s slender elapsed-seconds hand and is subdivided into readily legible quarter-of-a-second increments to match the 4 Hz pace of the movement. The middle stratum, which covers the centre and the periphery of the dial, is embellished with a fine embossed pattern of circular striations. The dynamic red elements, a significant design code of this collection, extend the contemporary design concept of the Montblanc


TimeWalker collection which combines clean lines with architectonic shapes, to the collections of writing instruments and men’s accessories translating the dynamic, progressive red design elements as distinctive signature to all products of this cross-category collection.


The window in the case back offers a clear view of the automatic mechanical Calibre MB 25.07 which guarantees reliability and precision. Equipped with an integrated chronograph function, this calibre is manufactured in accord with all the rules that govern the art of Swiss fine watchmaking. It oscillates at a steady pace of 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour (4 Hz), so the chronograph’s elapsed-second hand advances in eighth-of-a-second increments – the exact measurement of brief intervals. The chronograph function enhances the Urban Speed character of the timepiece.


The “Extreme” leather wristband created by Montblanc’s Pelleteria in Florence, is in perfect keeping with the rest of the piece: markedly technical while retaining a sporty yet elegant appearance. As only very few Maisons can design and manufacture their own leather wristbands in-house, the TimeWalker Urban Speed wristband deserves special attention. Due to its innovative manufacturing process, the upper surface of the leather wristband made of grey stitched calfskin has the characteristic carbon appearance. In a long and meticulous process, the leather is textured and simultaneously impregnated with a treatment that does not only coat the surface of the wristband, but also conjoins with it and increases its structural strength. This innovative technique produces a high-performance material that is wear-, water- and fire-resistant.


The urban speed collection

Through its design, materials and performance, this latest addition to the TimeWalker Collection opens its “Urban Speed” design concept to a multitude of intriguing interpretations. Montblanc extends this contemporary design concept collection which combines clean lines with architectonic shapes, to the collections of writing instruments and men’s accessories translating the dynamic, progressive red design elements as distinctive signature to all products of this cross-category collection.



Montblanc TimeWalker Urban Speed
Ident. 112604


Movement Calibre MB 25.07
Type of movement Mechanical movement with automatic winding mechanism and chronograph function
No. of rubies 25
Power reserve Approx. 46 hours
Balance Flat hoop
Frequency 28,800 A/h (4 Hz)
Hairspring Flat
Displays Hours and minutes from the centre
Small seconds at “9 o’clock”
Chronograph’s elapsed-seconds hand from the dial’s centre
Counter for 30 elapsed minutes at “12 o’clock”
Counter for 12 elapsed hours at “6 o’clock”
Date in a window at “4 o’clock”

Features
Case Sand-blasted stainless steel with bezel in ceramic
Crystal Scratch-resistant, domed and antireflective sapphire crystal
Back Sand-blasted stainless steel back with inset pane of sapphire crystal
Dimensions Diameter = 43 mm ; Height = 14.4 mm
Watertightness 3 bar
Crown Stainless steel fluted crown with Montblanc emblem
Dial Black with Superluminova-coated numerals and index,
Anthracite luminescent hour-hand, minute-hand and second-hand,
Red chronograph-hands
Wristband Composite material of cowhide with grey stitching ,
cowhide in carbon-look texture and specially treated for greater strength


Best,

Olivier
 

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Thanks for sharing Olivier.

My only gripe is, these have a more sporty extreme look, like this year's TimeWalker Extreme DLC but why the 3bar of water resistance?! It's passable I suppose on the regular TimeWalker line, but with these sportier looking chronographs, they really need to up it to at least 10bar...
 
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