To celebrate its second year as The Official Timing Partner of the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Montblanc has introduced two new TimeWalker Limited Editions that have been inspired by Minerva’s rich 160-year history. The Goodwood Festival of Speed, organised last week, completed 25 years this year and the limited edition timepiece marks the silver jubilee of sporting event that was started by the Duke of Richmond (formerly Lord March). Montblanc timed all the races held during the Festival, including the 1.16-mile Hillclimb Shootout, which determined the champion of the 2018 Festival of Speed and the winner of a Montblanc timepiece. “There are only a few motor racing celebrations as thrilling and exciting as the Goodwood Festival of Speed,” says Montblanc CEO Nicolas Baretzki. “With the participation of magnificent cars that range from the vintage to the most avant-garde, this event is the perfect partnership for Montblanc, a Maison that celebrates its spirit of innovation and its long watchmaking heritage.
The two new TimeWalker limited editions have been inspired by the color of the tropical dial effect – a Manufacture Chronograph and an Automatic Date. The dials are beige with brown counters and brown flanges and have been fondly nicknamed the “Cappuccinos” thanks to their warm and harmonious colour scheme. The TimeWalker Manufacture Chronograph is limited to 1,500 pieces, whereas the TimeWalker Date Automatic is limited to 500 pieces. There is no word on the pricing as of yet.