The successful launch of Montblanc’s TimeWalker ExoTourbillon Minute Chronograph at the SIHH earlier this year was only the start of a series of interesting launches for the snowy mountain peak brand. The latest addition to the TimeWalker collection is the new TimeWalker Pythagore Ultra-Light Concept, an extremely light and comfortable timepiece that marries the wrist so well it fits for both work and play. And luckily, we had an early peek at the novel piece!
Although the TimeWalker Pythagore Ultra-Light Concept was designed for Montblanc Ambassador and Chinese professional badminton player Lin Dan, who won all nine major titles in the badminton world, the watch clearly demonstrates Montblanc’s watchmaking expertise, well embodied in this ultra-light, resistant and robust concept piece.
Innovative and revolutionary materials constitute the case: a combination of black DLC titanium for the horns and ITR²®Kevlar®/Carbon elements for the middle case, case back, bezel and crown make the new timepiece one of the lightest in the world, at just 14.88g. The dial reveals a number of technical details highlighting the sportiness, weightlessness and performance of the Pythagore Ultra-Light Concept. With the absence of the traditional dial, the skeletonized movement is quite apparent. Even the small seconds subdial has been skeletonized, decreasing weight and increasing transparency. The timepiece is equipped with the new Montblanc manually-wound Calibre MB M62.48, relying on a 50-hour power reserve to optimize its functionality. Inspired by the historic Minerva Pythagore movement with its straight architectural bridge shapes that follow Pythagoras’s Golden Ratio, the contemporary movement was completely redesigned in terms of materials and finishing.
The finishing on the timepiece is quite interesting: while the bridges come through with a three-dimensional effect through alternating satin and grained finishes, other components are hand-chamfered, hand-polished and hand-satin finished, resulting a contemporary take on the movement’s aesthetics.