The Montblanc TimeWalker Pythagore Ultra-Light is a Stunning Concept
The 158-year-old Montblanc Manufacture is the birth place of Montblanc’s most astonishing projects, this watch being the latest example of exquisite watchmaking and innovation from German luxury label. The TimeWalker Pythagore Ultra-Light Concept is supposedly one of the lightest watches in the world, tipping the scales at just 14.88 grams.
The watch itself has been inspired by the idea of lightness on the wrist, Montblanc using super light materials, along with skeletonization and new lightweight composites to make that happen. The case uses a material named ITR², combined with Kevlar/carbon for a brand-new composite mix “charged with carbon nanotubes”, which is very difficult to manufacture and it’s apparently four times lighter than titanium.
This composite material was used in the construction of the middle case, case back, bezel, and crown, while the glass on both the front and back of the watch is made of mineral crystal – for weight-saving purposes – as is the brushed and black DLC-coated titanium used for the lugs.
The manually wound Montblanc Calibre MB M62.48 movement was the perfect choice for this watch, with titanium used for the mainplate and the five bridges. Skeletonization had no aesthetic purposes in mind, although no one can deny that the movement view front and back is nice, to say the least.
The movement beats at a quiet 2.5Hz and offers about 50 hours of power reserve, which is not bad at all, right? Speaking of aesthetics, the movement architecture and finishing looks modern, with an industrial vibe to it – although it was inspired by a historical movement called the Minerva Pythagore, which has been designed back in 1943.
The case is 40 mm wide and 9.7 mm thick, and will offer 30-meters worth of water resistance. Let’s not talk pricing, because that might ruin some people’s day and seriously, we don’t have any official figures yet.