Montblanc Timewalker TwinFly Chronograph Watch
For 2011 Montblanc will be releasing a few new Timewalker timepieces I imagine, and one of them will be this new Timewalker TwinFly Chronograph. Details at this point are scant, but the watch does retain the 43mm wide dimensions of the rest of the Timewalker Chronograph line. Keeping up their sporty image, the TwinFly is done in DLC black coated steel, and has a new type of dial for the brand that is richly textured. This piece actually reminds me of watches from Linde Werdelin.
The dial, while it has a lot going on, is designed in a nicely balanced manner and does not inhibit reading of the time. The date is covertly set into the left side of the dial, while the chronograph is laid out in a unique fashion thanks to the Montblanc caliber MB LL 100 automatic chronograph movement with 3 days of power reserve. The dial has a centrally mounted chronograph hand - which is uncommon for chronographs. I haven't seen something like this in a mechanical movement since the Lemania 5100. The upper register is for the chrono hours, and the lower subdial is for the time's seconds hand. An interesting any symmetrical layout for this very sporty Timewalker watch. Further, the chronograph is a flyback chronograph that means the seconds hand will start again without having to stop and reset the chronograph. Price is 8,950 euros - and it will be available later this year.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch reviews site aBlogtoRead.com.