Description: Stainless steel case with a black calfskin leather strap. Fixed stainless steel bezel. Silver dial with design of northern hemisphere as seen from the north pole with silver-tone hands and alternating stick and Arabic numeral hour markers. Minute markers around the outer rim. Dial Type: Analog. Date display at the 6 o'clock position. Automatic movement with 42 hour power reserve. Scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Pull / push crown. Solid case back. Case diameter: 42 mm. Case thickness: 12.05 mm. Round case shape. Band width: 22 mm. Tang clasp. Water resistant at 30 meters / 100 feet. Functions: date, hour, minute, second, world time indication for 24 time zones. Dress watch style. Watch label: Swiss Made. Montblanc Timewalker World-Time Hemispheres Automatic Men's Watch 108955
Condition: Unworn in mint condition with no signs of wear.
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Story: The most famous product of Montblanc is the Meisterstück (masterpiece) fountain pen that the brand introduced in 1924. In addition to writing instruments, the brand from 1935 also produced its own leather goods. This is relevant as Montblanc manufactures all leather straps for its watches. Montblanc became part of the Dunhill Group in 1985. In 1993 the Dunhill Group merged with Cartier and was renamed Groupe Vendôme, which Richemont bought in 1998. Today Richemont also owns the watch brands A. Lange & Söhne, Baume & Mercier, Buccellati, Cartier, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Panerai, Piaget, Roger Dubuis, Vacheron Constantin, and Van Cleef & Arpels. In 1997, Montblanc revealed its first watch collection. The brand intended the style of these watches to reflect the aesthetic of Montblanc’s writing instruments, namely the Meisterstück fountain pen, which also provided its name for this first collection. Montblanc chose an old villa located in Le Locle as its production site. That villa had been built in 1906, the same year that Montblanc’s history started. The workshop space expanded room by room as the demand for Montblanc watches increased. It was clear that the limited space in the villa soon would no longer suffice. To solve this problem, the brand chose an adventurous architectural solution. Since 2003 a complete additional floor housing its workshop resides below the villa. Enclosed by large glass windows, it resembles a modern atrium. To approach a younger, less conservative clientele, Montblanc launched its TimeWalker Collection in 2003. This collection includes more sporty watches with bold numerals as hour indexes in a distinctive Bauhaus style. These watches often carry strong hands filled with luminous material. There are many different chronographs but also simpler three-hand watches. At times, Montblanc has created more complicated watches in the TimeWalker style like 2016’s ExoTourbillon Minute Chronograph. In 2006, Montblanc celebrated its 100th anniversary by presenting the Star Chrono GMT Perpetual Calendar. This was Montblanc’s first Grande Complication. As the name indicates, it offered a chronograph, a second time zone, and a perpetual calendar. We can finally conclude that Montblanc truly has mastered the art of merging tradition with modernity through the extremely various offerings in its watch collection. The brand offers movements built and decorated in the most significant traditional way as well as entirely novel realizations of established complications. The selection ranges from entry-level to complicated high-end watches. Montblanc has opened high-end watchmaking to a new audience by offering grand complications and exquisitely finished movements at extremely competitive prices. Today, Montblanc integrates Minerva’s historical legacy in several of its collections. The sustained demand for vintage-style timepieces certainly facilitates this. Montblanc has managed to merge Minerva’s heritage and craftsmanship into its own relatively young watchmaking history without derogating Minerva’s reputation. Even if you still mainly regard Montblanc as the pen maker, you have to concede this brand’s remarkable footprint in watchmaking history.
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