Powerfully interesting, this new flagship watch for Montblanc’s Villeret arm builds on the Tourbillon Mysterious of a few years ago. The “mystery” gives way to an open dial, and the tourbillon has double cylindrical balance springs in the tourbillon. Hence the name “Montblanc Villeret Tourbillon Bi-Cylindrique.” The large tourbillon makes viewing the “double heart beat” more interesting. Why the two springs? As a means of reducing error in the regulation and thus attempting to boost accuracy. All that and it looks pretty nice.
Read my full article on the Montblanc collection villeret 1858 exotourbillon chronographe Replica Tourbillon Bi-Cylindrique at Haute Living here.
While technically somehow “outdated”, this is a real finishing masterpiece. All the parts (visible or not) are finished in the traditional manner: gold chatons, inner angles, bevelled bridges and levers, hand engravings, continuous Geneva stripes, perlage, straight graining of the steel parts… What a feast for the eyes. In order to finish with the monochromatic idea, the movement of the Montblanc collection villeret 1858 exotourbillon rattrapante Replica 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter Limited Edition Bronze was gold plated. This movement alone deserves to obtain this watch.The Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter Limited Edition Bronze is going to probably be limited to 100 pieces and will be priced at 27,500 Euros (and think about the motion you have inside and you will understand that it is a true bargain). The next watch to be introduced in the classic collection is the Montblanc 1858 Automatic Dual Time. It’s actually an entirely new watch, since this complication has never been applied in the collection before. What we have here is a pilot watch with a second time-zone display, a function that surely fits the idea of this 1858 Collection very well — and somehow reminds us of the Calatrava Pilot Travel Time of Patek, both in fashion, in display and complications (even if the Montblanc is much more available and functionally easier).