Montblanc Adds Two New Chronographs to TimeWalker Collection

By Paul Joseph

Montblanc have continued its recent trend of refreshing its collections by adding two new chronographs to its popular TimeWalker range.

First introduced at SIHH 2017, the new additions debuted at this year’s edition of the prestigious Geneva watch fair, which came to a close last week.

Both the latest models feature “Reverse Panda” dials with contrasting black backgrounds and counters and flanges.

The first of the two is the Montblanc TimeWalker Manufacture Chronograph, which is essentially a variation of the timepiece revealed last year. It features the same satin-finished stainless steel case that measures 43mm and has a fixed black ceramic bezel engraved with a tachymeter scale.

What’s different on this year’s model is the dial on which the colours have been inverted, which has a 3-6-9 layout for the chronograph, with the date window appearing between 4 and 5 o’clock.

The watch is powered by the Montblanc Manufacture Calibre MB 25.10, which is an automatic movement with a 46-hour power reserve. It comes paired with a perforated vintage brown Sfumato aged calf leather strap that has stainless steel triple folding clasp.

The other new watch that joins the collection is the racing-themed TimeWalker Automatic Chronograph, which is an all-new entry-level model that shares many similarities with the TimeWalker Chronograph Automatic from last year.

It also has a satin-finished steel case that is slightly smaller, measuring 41mm. Also featuring the Reverse Panda dial, it has two silvery white counters for the chronograph at 6 o’clock and 12 o’clock.

Small seconds are displayed on the sub-dial at 9 o’clock and the date is displayed via an aperture at 3 o’clock. The watch is powered by the same calibre MB 25.07, which uses a Selitta SW500 base – a clone of the Valjoux 7750.

The TimeWalker Manufacture Chronograph is priced at about $5,725, while the TimeWalker Automatic Chronograph costs about $3,666.

By Paul Joseph