Where do I even begin to wax lyrical about the TimeWriter II Chronographe Bi-Frequence 1.000, which was unveiled in Singapore last week at Montblanc’s Beauty Of A Second event in Mandarin Gallery.
The technology behind this chronograph timepiece is impressive, considering how it measures elapsed intervals to the nearest 1,000th of a second, yet has a balance which oscillates at a pace of only 50 hertz. The construction? Well, the first interesting thing about this chronograph is the lack of buttons. It is an authentic monopusher, and its solitary button is placed above 12, midway between its horns.
Subtle and suitably sexy (as was Hollywood actor Dylan McDermott who was flown in specially for Montblanc’s event), I won’t even begin to go into the workings of the chronograph. Suffice it to say that Montblanc’s master craftsmen have it covered.
Aesthetics is perhaps one of the least significant factors when faced with such a horological masterpiece, but it is certainly a crucial one in my book. Housing the complicated movement is a 47 mm wide 18 carat white gold case, with Montblanc’s signature star crafted in mother-of-pearl on the elegant crown.
The icing on this timely cake? Well, only 36 pieces of this timepiece wonder are available worldwide, which means that it is as limited as it gets. Considering that it comes in at a princely sum, it’s certainly meant to be a rare, and extraordinarily special, breed. Watch the accompanying video and you’ll know what I mean.
Image & Video: Montblanc