Montblanc launches the new Timewalker Pythagore ultralight concept watch, which combines the new materials and innovative mechanical structure with the exquisite watchmaking craftsmanship that has been passed down for more than 100 years. The series is made of ultra-light high-tech materials with excellent performance, making the entire Timewalker Pythagore ultra-light concept watch one of the thinnest mechanical timepieces in the world. As the lightest watch in the world today, it weighs only 14.88 grams (excluding strap).
Classic heritage, golden section creates harmonious beauty
Born in the Minerva Watch Factory in Villeret, Jurassic Mountains, it is known for making high-quality timepieces by hand, and it is particularly successful with top-level chronograph technology. Over the years, Minerva has been based on traditional watchmaking technology and constantly strives for excellence, which can be regarded as a model of Swiss traditional hand-made watchmaking. The watch factory’s self-made high-inertia large-scale balance wheel, balance spring, and chronograph movement components are all fine-tuned by watchmakers. The scene is the same as that of a century ago. Today, Minerva, as Montblanc’s ‘Advanced Watchmaking Technology Research Institute’, is committed to carry forward the century craftsmanship and technology of the watch factory, which shows Montblanc’s determination to continue its valuable technical experience.
The classic Minerva Pythagore movement was born in the early 1940s. At that time, based on the Pythagoras golden ratio principle, Minerva developed this diameter of 10.5 cents (1 cent is about 2.25 mm). Movement, giving the watch a new look. The golden ratio refers to a certain mathematical proportional relationship between the parts of things, that is, the whole is divided into two, and the ratio of the larger part to the smaller part is equal to the ratio of the whole to the larger part. The ratio is about 1: 0.618, which is the length The segment is 0.618 of the entire segment. 0.618 is considered to be the most aesthetically significant proportion number, this proportion is the proportion that can most cause people’s aesthetics, so it is called the golden section. The four bridges of this movement are placed at 0 degrees, 45 degrees and 90 degrees to each other, which is very close to the plan projection of the Pantheon, which is also built in the golden ratio.
Antique Pythagore movement from the Minerva factory
The Montblanc TimeWalker Pythagore ultralight concept watch is equipped with a manually wound MB M62.48 movement. The movement design inspiration is derived from the classic Minerva Pythagore movement. The straight bridge shape also follows the Pythago The principle of the golden ratio of Golas. Montblanc MB M62.48 movement main board and five bridges are made of titanium metal. The movement bridge board is alternately processed with satin and grain, showing a unique light and shadow with three-dimensional and three-dimensional effects. Other parts are manually beveled, Polished and satin-finished, creating an ultra-modern, ultra-lightweight movement with a weight of only 4.73 grams and a vibration frequency of 2.5 Hz. It can provide a 50-hour power reserve and bring traditional aesthetics to the future.
Innovative materials, cutting-edge technology to light aesthetics
Montblanc TimeWalker Pythagore ultralight concept watch, the case middle diameter, case back, bezel and crown are all made of unique ITR²®Kevlar® / carbon material, which is extremely difficult to control. Titanium is four times lighter than the disruptive composite ITR²®, combined with extremely strong synthetic fiber Kevlar® / carbon. Only a few highly skilled experts can use it to create a delicate case, while also making the entire time walker The Pythagore ultralight concept watch has become one of the lightest mechanical timepieces in the world.
The hollow lugs are made of titanium, satin-finished, and covered with black DLC to prevent scratches. Montblanc watchmakers carefully match the case with a crown made of ITR²®Kevlar® / carbon material and decorated with the classic Montblanc hexagonal white star logo. Mineral glass on the dial and case back ensures that the timepiece is extremely lightweight, adding comfort and flexibility to the wrist. This superb case is alternately matte and satin-finished.
In the design of the dial, Montblanc abandoned the traditional dial design and focused people’s attention on the movement, so that the harmony and beauty of the movement can be seen at a glance. The movement components are entirely hand carved. The small seconds dial at 6 o’clock is hollowed out to make the watch lighter and more transparent. The charcoal-gray sub-dial is made of ultra-light anodized aluminum and is directly engraved on the titanium main dial, with elegant red Melamine hands adorned with red tips, making the time display clearer and easier to read. All the carefully crafted technical details elements highlight the consistent aesthetic style of the Timewalker series, perfectly combining the shape and outstanding performance, adding the Montblanc Timewalker Pythagore ultralight concept watch to the sporty vitality, light texture and excellent performance.
Tribute to Pioneer, ‘Don’t be afraid of the next game’
Montblanc China brand ambassador Lin Dan successively won the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Olympics men’s singles events. It is the first time in the history of badminton to gather the Olympic champion, the World Championship champion, the World Cup champion, the Asian Games champion, and the Asian Championship champion. , All England champions and multiple Slam champions in the World Badminton Super Series. He is affectionately called ‘Super Dan’, and he never gives up the pursuit of excellence and extremes, which coincides with Montblanc’s pioneering spirit of the times. The Montblanc Pythagore ultralight concept watch also accompanied Lin Dan in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, witnessing Lin Dan’s full fighting on the field. In his nearly 30-year career, he has participated in four consecutive Olympic Games. Many people have speculated that Lin Dan will soon retire after the Rio Olympics and say goodbye to the badminton. , Never give up the pursuit of excellence and extreme, continue to move forward, not afraid of the next game.
For Montblanc, the 110th anniversary has a glorious history. Like Lin Dan, Montblanc is also ‘not afraid of the next game’ under the leadership of the pioneering spirit. At this moment, the timewalker series Pythagore ultralight concept watch is used as the starting point to meet the future.