Home Time is always in View
This chronograph in unmistakable Montblanc TimeWalker design combines a chronograph function, which is very popular with men, and the indication of the time in a second zone. It thus unites two complications that are extremely useful in daily life. And it achieves this union in a rather unconventional manner with central positioning for both its elapsed-seconds hand and its hand for sixty elapsed minutes. This arrangement was very popular forty years ago, but vanished into oblivion afterwards. That's difficult to understand because this constellation improves the legibility of elapsed-time measurements and simultaneously frees space for a subdial with a 24-hour scale to show the time in a second zone. The small seconds at the “6” and the date window at the “3” complete the ensemble of this highly functional and exclusive timepiece.
The time-zone function is an extremely useful addition to a watch in today's age of mobility. And the way this function is realized on the Montblanc TimeWalker TwinFly Chronograph enables it to be operated very simply and flexibly. The 24-hour subdial at the “12” can be adjusted to indicate the hour in any desired second time zone, although most users will probably choose to set it to show the time at their permanent residence. Its scale is calibrated for 24 hours, so it
simultaneously provides day/night information, which is further emphasized by a fine relief: sunrays symbolize daytime hours and a celestial dome signifies the hours of the night. This home time remains unchanged when the wearer embarks on a journey, while the display on the main display can be set to show the new local time. This is easily accomplished by withdrawing the crown to its first extracted position, after which the hour-hand on the main dial can be separately reset in hourly increments until it shows the new local time, while the minute hand, which requires no resetting, continues to run unaffected by the change in the hour-hand. The TimeWalker TwinFly Chronograph is animated by Montblanc's manufacture calibre MB LL 100, which features automatic winding, column-wheel control and disc coupling for the chronograph, a flyback function, a large screw balance that vibrates at a pace of 28,800 A/h (4 Hz), a double barrel for 72 hours of running autonomy and optimized profiles on the gears' teeth to increase the efficiency with which energy is transferred. The entire ticking microcosm embodies an ideal combination of traditional chronographic mechanisms and state-of-the-art technology.
The ensemble is styled in the iconographic TimeWalker look, with which Montblanc has created a genuine classic. The 43-mm stainless steel case has a narrow bezel and offers ample room for a spacious dial on which relief numerals and diverse scales are positioned for good legibility. Both new models of this watch are available with a linked bracelet made of stainless steel or a brown alligator-leather strap secured by a triply folding clasp.
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