The clear-cut contours of the Montblanc TimeWalker collection combine traditional values with the aesthetics of the 21st century. They bear the unmistakable influence of Bauhaus-inspired form and functionality as clearly as the boldly contoured, airy lines of architectural forms that have only been made possible thanks to state-of-the-art materials and methods.
In the new Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Diamonds Automatic, this forward-looking design takes on a sparkle as traditional as it is modern: the fire of top quality diamonds. If diamond jewellery has been reserved mainly for watches with a daintier appeal in more recent years, the most precious gemstones of them all are now being worn increasingly in everyday situations and during our leisure hours. And if one wristwatch that combines elegance with sporting dynamism were predestined to be decorated with diamonds, it would have to be the Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Diamonds Automatic with all its sculptured details.
This particular piece of diamond jewellery is based on an 18 K red gold case, which, despite its imposing diameter of 43 mm, still appears extremely light. This is due not least to the watch’s dynamic silhouette and the fluid contours of the lugs, which are painstakingly skeletonized. The case is crowned by a red gold bezel, which is set with no fewer than 72 Top Wesselton diamonds weighing a total of approx. 1.16 ct. This creates a perfect setting from which to radiate the sparkle and luminescence of the diamonds over the white dial.
The impressive contrast of top quality diamonds with the simple, technical design of the dial, which features chronograph counters, a small seconds hand and date window, makes it clear that gemstones are not only decorative but can also add a touch of vibrancy and dynamism.
Diamonds are not the only outstanding feature in the new Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Diamonds Automatic. The self-winding mechanical movement with its built-in chronograph function is an expression of the art of watchmaking at its finest.
Each movement is sent to the C.O.S.C. (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Centre), where its rate is monitored over a period of 15 days, and possesses an official certificate testifying to its extraordinary precision. And to ensure that the owner’s pleasure is not limited to a mere piece of paper, the case features a sapphire glass back through which one can admire the beautifully decorated mechanical movement with its balance and heavy rotor. The latter starts to rotate at the slightest movement of the wearer’s arm and rapidly builds up a power reserve of 46 hours.
And if the watch stops as a result of not being worn for a while, it can be wound manually using the crown. This watch launched in autumn 2009 is made of 18 K red gold and, as an indication of its provenance, features an inlaid Montblanc emblem made of genuine mother-of-pearl.