The fine art of horology has always challenged the boundaries of creativity and craftsmanship. Timepieces have endlessly revealed the many aspects of design that can be explored to create a tangible masterpiece that tells its story. Montblanc has developed watches since 1858 and continue to surprise us with their releases. The Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie ExoTourbillon Minute Chronograph celebrates watchmaking by drawing inspiration from the 1948 Pythagore watch. The latter featured an ivory dial with a precise minute scale.
The Heritage Chronométrie ExoTourbillon Minute Chronograph comes with the Manufacture Calibre MB R230 with the ExoTourbillon and monopusher chronograph. The ExoTourbillon is a one-minute complication where the prefix in its name refers to the screw balance represented outside the rotating cage. The 18-karat red-plated gold rotor and pair of barrels that offer a power reserve of 50 hours are part of the high-performance construction. A special stop-second mechanism halts the screw balance with the help of a tiny spring, so as to allow the user to set the second with utmost precision.
The hours and minutes are indicated with red gold-plated faceted sword-shaped hands, which are off-centered. They are positioned behind the blued guilloché flinqué disc. Two semi-circular counters showcase the elapsed minutes and seconds respectively. A patented diamond is nestled at 12 o’clock, forming the Montblanc emblem.
All of this in the 44 mm case makes for the perfect example of the timeless art of watchmaking.