Montblanc 4810 ExoTourbillon Slim: Stop and Go! (Part II)

In part I of our article on Montblanc’s 4810 ExoTourbillon Slim, we explained the quick stop-second feature which allows one to halt the movement, set time to the precise second and restart it manually via the crown. In addition, the brand claims that its ExoTourbillon outperforms standard tourbillon constructions. This is because the weight of the tourbillon cage is disconnected … More

Montblanc 4810 ExoTourbillon Slim: Stop and Go! (Part I)

The ExoTourbillon Slim utilises Montblanc’s patented ExoTourbillon with the add-on of a quick stop-second feature. With the quick stop-second function, one can halt the movement, set time to the precise second and restart it manually via the crown. This quick stop-second mechanism uses a “whip” to stop the large screw balance. Optimal geometry and kinematics were analysed to find the … More

Montblanc TimeWalker Pythagore Ultra-Light Concept: Super Dan, Super Light

What are the common denominators between the Yonex Voltric 8 Lin Dan Exclusive (VT8LD) badminton racket, the Yonex Lin Dan SHB 40 edition shoes and Montblanc’s TimeWalker Pythagore Ultra-Light Concept watch? Firstly, all three are linked to the perhaps one of the greatest singles players in badminton history, Lin Dan. Nicknamed “Super Dan” in 2004 by Peter Gade, a professional … More

Montblanc Star Classique Singapore Special Edition: Lion City

One Montblanc special edition for 2015 is the Star Classique Singapore timepiece, a commemorative special edition for the 50th anniversary of Singapore’s independence (1965 to 2015). The key feature is the lion head symbol found on the mother-of-pearl dial of the Star Classique Singapore. This stylised lion head is a national symbol of Singapore and represents courage, strength and excellence. … More

Montblanc Metamorphosis II: The Transformer in Action

The transformation process of Montblanc’s Metamorphosis II, launched in September 2014 at the Watches&Wonders exhibition in Hong Kong, is a sight to behold. If you had just gawked at the price, do note that there are good reasons for this. Obviously, this is not an ordinary wristwatch so do look beyond its face value, literally. As its name implies, this … More