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Even a second hand TimeWalker works like new
With the TimeWalker
established itself within the watchmaking industry. Launched in 1997, it is one of the first ever series released by Montblanc and demonstrates the brand's increasingly innovative spirit. Over the course of 20 years, it developed from a dress watch to a sporty chronograph with flair that it channels from the slopes.
The visual evolution of the Montblanc TimeWalker
The Montblanc TimeWalker Collection
is inspired by the history of the watch brand Minerva
and conveys the spirit and passion of motorsport
of days gone by. The TimeWalker models embody highest precision and are the epitome of both technical and aesthetic excellence.
As the TimeWalker evolved from a dress watch into a chronograph, the design was also adapted. At first the company still focused on using the classic Tri-Compax design, which was well-known at one time thanks to Universal Genève
. Although this doesn't nominally refer to the design of the chronograph but rather to the number of functions, it is still synonymous with the V-shaped arrangement of the three totalisers, which is considered to be harmonious and well-balanced. In recent years, the design has been changed further to make the overall appearance of the watches sportier. The dial with its wide, striking Arabic numerals has puzzled many people. The hours totaliser is still at the 6 o’clock position, but the minutes totaliser has been moved to the 12 o’clock position. In addition, the seconds totaliser at the 9 o'clock position was significantly reduced in size. The fluted bezel, crown and pushers are also inspired by motorsports. Today, the TimeWalker series
includes modern chronographs
and sporty three-hand watches
that feature a perfect combination of technical finesse and sophisticated aesthetics.
How much does a Montblanc TimeWalker watch cost?
Price comparison of TimeWalker models
The Montblanc TimeWalker Ref. 36063 is an entry-level model to invest in with a classic Tri-Compax construction and the familiar V-shaped arrangement of the totalisers. There is also a small date window nestled between the 04:00 and 05:00 o'clock position. This pre-owned TimeWalker is available at Watchmaster at a bargain price of €2,200.
With the 43 mm wide Ref. 107303 model, Montblanc initiated the new generation of TimeWalkers. The once rotating GMT bezel is now an internal bezel with an integrated GMT hand. Furthermore, the rhodium dial is a stark contrast to the copper-coloured hands and red accents. Hard at work inside is the Calibre MB 25.03, which is Montblanc's version of the ETA 7754. We have this model available in mint condition for around €3,200.
The TimeWalker also cuts a fine figure as an elegant dress watch. The certified pre-owned Ref. 106501 model can be purchased for around €2,750 and boasts a 39 mm case and bracelet in stainless steel and rose gold. The anthracite-coloured dial features a modern mix of Arabic numerals and bar indices.
Gold lovers who don’t want to miss out on the sporty flair of these chronographs will be delighted with the Ref. 104668 TimeWalker model. To complete the look, the 43 mm black ceramic case is brightened up by the rose gold accents on the dial. At Watchmaster you can finance this Montblanc TimeWalker model from €131 per month or buy it pre-owned for around €8,100.
The history of the Montblanc TimeWalker
From dress watch to sporty chronograph
Launched in 1997, the TimeWalker
has since matured into Montblanc's most extensive series
. Starting out as a dress watch
, the model has slowly but surely developed in an increasingly sporty direction without forgetting about its original design language all together. 2008 was a decisive year for Montblanc when, after ten years of hard work, the company presented its first two in-house calibres
. The simultaneous launch of two chronograph movements
(MB R100 and MB R200) legitimised Montblanc's desire to mature into a renowned watch brand.
While these movements are still mainly reserved for the Villeret 1858
, Nicolas Rieussec
and the TimeWalker Flyback series
, you can easily find out which part is used in your TimeWalker model by looking at the inscription on the back of your watch: All movements that bear the number 4810-XXXX are not Montblanc in-house creations. The 4810-501 is based on ETA 7750, the 4810-502 on the ETA 7753, the 4810-503 on the ETA 7754 GMT and the 4810-507 on the Sellita variant of ETA 7750.
In 2017, Montblanc gave its bestselling series a new design
that was inspired by motorsport and capable of competing with TAG Heuer
. The motorsport heritage is reflected in the fluted bezel and crown, among other details. The dial also has a sporty feel with a 30-minute totaliser at the 12 o’clock position, a 12-hour totaliser at the 6 o’clock position and a running seconds hand at the 9 o’clock position. It is driven by the MB 25.07 Calibre
, which is in turn Montblanc's upgrade of the Sellita SW500.
Other Montblanc series
The Villeret 1858 collection is Montblanc's reflection and collaboration with the prestigious watch brand Minerva, a company founded in 1858 that has been known for its elaborate calibres ever since. Since 2006, Minerva has also belonged to the Richemont group and has been developing high-quality mechanical watches as a Montblanc subdivision under the new name “Institut Minerva de Recherche en Haute Horlogerie”. This knowledge is celebrated in the Villeret 1858 Collection with high-quality complications such as a world time clock and a split-seconds chronograph.
With the Montblanc Heritage series, Montblanc proves that you don't just have to think about your own history to launch a Heritage Collection, but that you can in fact set standards for the history of the high art of watchmaking itself. The Heritage Collection is aimed at vintage fans who love the addition of various complications to classic pieces. Whether they feature moon phase, GMT or perpetual calendar complications, the models are finished with eye-catching dials and the high-quality polish that we have come to expect.
Montblanc’s also demonstrate their connection to Haute Horlogerie with their series dedicated to Nicolas Rieussec, the inventor of the chronograph. The brand's models stood out in the 19th century with their rotating dial disks, which were also featured in this series. But it didn’t end there. The Open Hometime models of the series, such as the Ref. 106485, also have a cleverly integrated GMT function. As the name suggests, you get a direct view of the movement here with this open heart watch and can see the balance wheel at work.