Every element of the design of the TimeWalker Chronograph Automatic is directly rooted in the world of motor racing with details that recall its golden age. The dial, with a black backdrop, features prominent colour contrasts with the minute track, hour and minute hands and indexes all in red gold-plated, accentuating the vertically aligned 30-minute and 12-hour chronograph counters that are reminiscent of the dashboards of classic racing cars.
The central red hand recording the chronograph seconds features a tip that has been sculpted in the form of the Minerva arrow, an iconic symbol for the Maison, and a nod to Minerva’s legacy and heritage. The dauphine hands, indexes and 5-minute marking have been coated with Super-LumiNova®.
The 43mm, 18K red gold case has been satin finished for an automotive look and better resistance to scratches. The TimeWalker Chronograph Automatic features the emblematic unidirectional black rotating bezel knurled on the flank and made of shiny high-tech black ceramic for utmost robustness and durability. The bezel can also be used as a second time zone indicator. The horns, with their architectural and carved flanks, have been semi-skeletonized like the air inlets of a car’s body, and the black DLC crown has been knurled like a vintage car radiator cap for better gripping.
The case back has been fitted with a smoked glass opening, reminiscent of the glass windows that cover powerful V12 engines, and the black calf leather strap includes perforation holes, much like the old leather driving gloves. The strap comes fitted with the Maison’s new 18K gold triple folding clasp that has been developed specially for the Montblanc Time Walker Collection to provide excellent flexibility and maximum comfort on the wrist.
The Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Automatic is powered by the calibre MB 25.07, offering a 46-hour power reserve. It is water resistant to 100 metres and has been rigorously tested by the Montblanc Laboratory Test 500. This examination simulates real-life wear for over 500 hours and tests the finished and assembled watch, providing utmost reliability and performance.