Montblanc Watches Set to Join its 2018 TimeWalker Collection

By Paul Joseph

German luxury goods brand Montblanc has previewed two new additions to its TimeWalker collection of watches that will be officially unveiled at the 2018 edition of the SIHH watch fair.

Called the TimeWalker Rally Timer Chronograph Limited Edition 100 watch and the TimeWalker Manufacture Chronograph, the two watches are among several new models that will join the collection next year and are billed as blending rich watchmaking traditions with cutting-edge mechanics of the future.

As the name suggests, the Rally Timer Chronograph Limited Edition 100 will be limited to only 100 examples and is a reinterpretation of the famous Minerva Rally Timer stopwatch produced by Minerva in the 1960s.

It is powered by the chronograph caliber MB M16.29 which is enclosed in a 50mm grade-two titanium case and comes with an Italian brown Sfumato aged leather calf strap which gives the watch a vintage appeal.

The TimeWalker Manufacture Chronograph, meanwhile, comes in a 43mm wide satin-finished stainless steel case with a black ceramic bezel which has a tachymeter scale. It features a traditional “panda” white dial with three black chronograph subdials and a red chronograph second hand inspired by the Minerva arrow which contrasts the overall colour scheme.

The Rally Timer Chronograph Limited Edition 100 will be priced at $37,000 and the TimeWalker Manufacture Chronograph will retail for $4,990 once they go on sale next year.

Both wathes will be showased at the 2018 SIHH watch fair in Geneva from 15-19 January.

Montblanc was founded by Claus-Johannes Voss, Alfred Nehemias and August Eberstein in Germany in 1908.

By Paul Joseph