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Montblanc – The lightness theorem
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Montblanc – The lightness theorem

Friday, 13 May 2016
By The FHH Journal editors
The FHH Journal editors

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The Montblanc TimeWalker Pythagore Ultra-Light Concept barely tips the scales at 14.88 grams. Montblanc created this featherweight watch for brand ambassador and world badminton champion Lin Dan.

Montblanc has concentrated its research and development on innovative and revolutionary materials for the TimeWalker Pythagore Ultra-Light Concept. The Maison’s engineers have worked on a combination of black DLC titanium for the horns and ITR.®Kevlar®/Carbon elements for the middle case, case back, bezel and crown, making the new TimeWalker Pythagore Ultra-Light Concept one of the lightest mechanical timepieces in the world — a mere 14.88 grams.

Montblanc TimeWalker Pythagore UltraLight Concept
Montblanc TimeWalker Pythagore UltraLight Concept

A close look at the face of the timepiece reveals a number of technical details that increase the sportiness, weightlessness and performance of the TimeWalker Pythagore Ultra-Light Concept. The absence of a traditional dial immediately draws the eye into the movement with its handcrafted skeletonized components that hark back to the heritage of the 158- year-old Montblanc Manufacture in Villeret, formerly known as the Minerva Manufacture. The decision to skeletonize the movement was not only an aesthetic choice, however, as careful attention was paid to keeping the overall weight to a minimum.

Montblanc TimeWalker Pythagore UltraLight Concept
Montblanc TimeWalker Pythagore UltraLight Concept
Inside the movement

The TimeWalker Pythagore Ultra-Light Concept is equipped with the new Montblanc manually-wound Calibre MB M62.48, featuring the hours, minutes, small seconds with a 50-hour power reserve. The design of the movement is inspired by the historic Minerva Pythagore movement with its straight architectural bridge shapes that follow Pythagoras’s Golden Ratio. Pythagoras discovered that beauty was associated with the ratio of small integers, and by respecting these ratios he could create perfect harmony with proportions. The Montblanc Calibre MB M62.48 is the modern-day interpretation of the historical Minerva movement that was designed in 1943.

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