Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Automatic

written by YWH team 14 October 2017
Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Automatic 116096
Quick specs Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Automatic
Price: € 4.100 | £ 3,700 | approx. $ 4,800
Size: 43 mm
Reference: 116096
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The Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Automatic is another new chronograph by Montblanc. Most of the recent Montblanc news originates from the TimeWalker collection. Partly in honor of the old Manufacture Minerva they purchased some time ago, but mainly: the TimeWalkers needed some revamping.

This is done with great care and Montblanc manages to keep the watches in a relatively modest price range. Just look at the recent Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Rally Timer Counter Limited Edition and the Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph UTC. The TimeWalker Chronograph Automatic is no different.

The automatic movement is Montblanc’s caliber MB 25.07 beating at 28,800 vph, with a 46-hour power-reserve. The case is made of stainless steel with an unidirectional matt ceramic bezel with 12 indexes. The dial is supposed to be accenting ‘dynamic performance’ with the contrast of white and black in the case and dial being ‘homages’ to race car instruments from yesteryear. Or, as we look at it: a minimalistic and cool dial that uses premium materials for an honest price.

The Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Automatic is the most affordable chronograph of the TimeWalker collection

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It is mostly the details that do it for us. For example the silvery-white scales that are enhanced with a precise minute track, super-luminova coating and red 15-minute markings to ensure perfect readability on the black dial both by day and night.

Also, the chronograph’s iconic red seconds hand with a tip in the shape of the Minerva arrow stands out from the rhodium-plated dauphine hours and minutes hands. By turning the black ceramic bezel with knurled flank finish a second time can be marked.

The Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Automatic comes on a black rubber strap and is, like every manufacture movement, tested under the Montblanc Laboratory Test 500. A test that simulates the first year’s lifecycle of a watch. If you are looking for an even more precise Montblanc Chronograph take a look at this Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph 1000 Limited Edition 18. About 40 times more expensive but very special.

technical data Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Automatic
Montblanc MB 25.07 (base Sellita SW500) | Automatic | Diameter: 30 mm | Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz) | 25 jewels | Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, chronograph | Power-reserve: 46 hours
Case & dial:
43 mm | Stainless steel | Thickness: 15.20 mm | Domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal | Unidirectional rotating black matt ceramic bezel with 12 indexes | Black dial with luminescent indexes and hands | Water-resistance: 10 ATM / 10 bar / 100 meters / 330 feet
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Price Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Automatic:
€ 4.100 | £ 3,700 | approx. $ 4,800

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