On a Voyage through Time
Watches that simultaneously show the time in more than one zone are accordingly an important speciality for watchmakers. Such timepieces belong to a genre in which Montblanc has achieved several attention-getting feats. These so-called “time-zone watches” can satisfy very different requirements for globetrotters and frequent flyers. Among these functions are the simultaneous display of the times in both the user's local and home zones or the UTC (Coordinated Universal Time +/- time zone) function.
The classical design of the TimeWalker Voyager UTC shows the time in a second zone and is unmistakably inspired by the styling of the TimeWalker ChronoVoyager UTC chronograph. The 42-mm-diameter stainless steel case with a narrow stainless steel or satin-finished titanium bezel leaves plenty of room for a simple and tidy dial, the design of which is entirely subordinated to its function. The broad flange or réhaut around the dial bears the 24-hour scale; pale- and dark-coloured zones on the scale enable it to simultaneously serve as a day/night indicator. The red tip of an extra-long skeletonised hour-hand sweeps along this scale to show the time in the currently selected second zone. The smaller hour-hand indicates the local time, i.e. the hour in the zone where the wearer is presently sojourning. The minute-hand and second-hand are valid for both time zones. When the crown is withdrawn to its first extracted position, the hand for the second time zone can be reset in hourly increments.
This intelligent mechanism is part of calibre MB 4810/405 with automatic winding, a balance paced at 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour (4 Hz) and a circa 42-hour power reserve. Available in three versions, the stainless steel case has a screwed back into which a pane of sapphire crystal is inserted. The rather sporty model with satin-finished titanium bezel and titanium crown has an anthracite-grey dial in unmistakable Montblanc TimeWalker styling and a dark grey leather strap with prominent lateral bulges and contrastingly orange-coloured seams. The more classical variant has a bezel and crown made of stainless steel and a black alligator-leather strap with large reptilian scales. The third model comes with a black dial and a linked, stainless steel bracelet secured by a triply folding clasp.
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