|Quick specs Montblanc TimeWalker Date Automatic
Price: € 2.735 | approx. £ 2,500 | approx. $ 3,300
Size: 41 mm
As a tribute to the old Manufacture Minerva, a legendary factory purchased by Montblanc, Montblanc introduced a complete new TimeWalker collection for 2017. This because Minerva in its heyday was a specialist of precision counters and chronographs for motorsport races. We already featured the TimeWalker Chronograph Rally Timer Counter Limited Edition and the TimeWalker Chronograph UTC. Another recent addition is the Montblanc TimeWalker Date Automatic. Price-wise one of the more attainable pieces.
Inside you find a MB 24.17 movement, which is based on the Sellita SW200-1, with a power-reserve of 38 hours. Good, but nothing special, that’s where the case comes in. A 41-millimeter stainless steel case with a black ceramic bezel makes it completely in line with the clean aesthetics of the TimeWalker collection. The unidirectional bezel also functions as an additional way to include a second time zone.
The Montblanc TimeWalker Date Automatic is subtle and sporty
The dial is focused on good readability via the strong contrast between silvery-white and black. Large Arabic numerals and the super-luminova coated hands provide a clear view. The iconic central seconds hand first catches the eye with its red color and prominent Minerva arrow at the tip. Which is reminiscent of early 20th century Minerva stopwatches.
All this is tested under the Montblanc Laboratory Test 500. The extensive 500-hour test simulates the first year’s lifecycle of a timepiece. A test that is done on all manufacture pieces.
The TimeWalkers were always the more sporty line in the Montblanc watch collection. The new models still maintain that look, but appear a bit dressier than before.
technical data Montblanc Timewalker Date Automatic
Montblanc MB 24.17 (base Sellita SW200-1) | Automatic | Diameter: 25.6 mm | Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz) | Jewels: 25 | Hours, minutes, seconds, date | Power-reserve: 38 hours
|Case & dial:
41 mm | Stainless steel | Thickness: 11.38 mm | Domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal | Engraved case back | Unidirectional rotating black matt ceramic bezel with 12 hour indexes | Black dial with luminescent indexes and numerals and red-colored seconds hands | Water-resistance: 10 ATM / 10 bar / 100 meters / 330 feet
|Price Montblanc TimeWalker Date Automatic:
€ 2.735 | approx. £ 2,500 | approx. $ 3,300