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Montblanc Goodwood Festival of Speed

Official Timing Partner of this prestigious motor racing event for the second consecutive year, Montblanc celebrated the spirit of racing with the TimeWalker Manufacture Chronograph “Cappuccino” edition.

From July 12th to 15th, the impressive sporting estate of Goodwood was transformed into the Festival of Speed, one of the greatest festivals of car culture in the world today and an important fixture on the British social calendar. Motor racing enthusiasts were entertained by some of the world’s most accomplished racing drivers behind the wheel of some of today’s rarest and most spectacular machinery. Founded 25 years ago in June 1993, The Goodwood Festival of Speed celebrated its Silver Jubilee this year with a presentation of its founder’s — the Duke of Richmond (formerly Lord March) — 25 most memorable moments through an exhibition of cars and the drivers who created them.

Goodwood Festival of Speed

Goodwood Festival of Speed © Montblanc

As Official Timing Partner for the second year running, Montblanc lent its timekeeping expertise to the numerous races that took place over the four-day event. As is customary each year, the festival culminated in a spectacular 1.16-mile timed Hillclimb Shootout, which determined the champion of the 2018 Festival of Speed and the winner of a Montblanc timepiece — The Montblanc TimeWalker Manufacture Chronograph “Cappuccino” edition.

Goodwood Festival of Speed

The champion of the 2018 Festival of Speed © Montblanc

During the event, Montblanc hosted a special Pavilion where guests could discover the brand's collections. The Duke of Richmond joined Montblanc and its guests for a special preview of the collection and a sneak peek at the winner’s timepiece. 

Goodwood Festival of Speed

Montblanc Pavilion © Montblanc

Paying tribute to the Minerva legacy, Montblanc continues 160 years of fine watchmaking heritage with its collections. The Minerva Manufacture was known as an exclusive workshop producing high-quality instruments for measuring brief intervals of time with remarkable precision — for example, the 1/100th of second counter that was presented in 1916. A perfect example of this heritage is the “Rally Timer”, a stopwatch that was created to time motor racing with utmost precision and which has been the source of inspiration for the TimeWalker collection.

Goodwood Festival of Speed

TimeWalker Manufacture Chronograph «Cappuccino» and TimeWalker Automatic Date «Cappuccino» © Montblanc

During the Goodwood event, and in a few selected boutiques, Montblanc will present two new limited edition models that have been inspired by the colour of the tropical dial effect – a Manufacture Chronograph and an Automatic Date. The dials are beige with brown counters and brown flanges and have been fondly nicknamed the “Cappuccinos” because of their warm and colour scheme.


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