Montblanc pushes the boundaries of fine watchmaking once again with the brand new TimeWalker Pythagore Ultra-Light Concept, dedicated to its Brand Ambassador and the famous World Badminton Champion, Lin Dan. From the case to the movement, a mix of ultra- light and high-performance technical materials come into play in the creation of this sporty, virile new timepiece.
The new Montblanc TimeWalker Pythagore Ultra-Light Concept has been designed for Montblanc Ambassador and Chinese professional badminton player, Lin Dan, who completed the "Super Grand Slam", having won all nine major titles in the badminton world: Olympic Games, World Championships, World Cup, Thomas Cup, Sudirman Cup, Super Series Masters Finals, All England Open, Asian Games, and Asian Championships, becoming the first and only player to achieve this feat. He is also the winner of five World Championship titles. Affectionately named "Super Dan" by his fans, the 33-year-old athlete stands out due to his relentless pursuit of excellence and perfection, as well as for his incredible energy, spirit and sense of style. Lin Dan became a Montblanc Ambassador for Mainland China in 2014 and has become the inspiration behind a number of innovative developments in the TimeWalker Collection. Both Lin Dan and Montblanc share a pioneering spirit and a desire to push the boundaries of excellence.
After this year’s successful launch of the TimeWalker ExoTourbillon Minute Chronograph at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva, Montblanc is completing the TimeWalker Collection with the new TimeWalker Pythagore Ultra-Light Concept. The TimeWalker line is highly appreciated for its fusion of revolutionary materials and mechanics combined with the traditional codes of fine watchmaking.
This concept timepiece is ultra-light, resistant and robust — the perfect qualities in a timepiece for active men like Lin Dan, who likes an extremely light and comfortable timepiece for both work and play.
|Movement||:||Montblanc Manufacture Calibre MB M62.48 |
Mechanical movement with small seconds
Certified by the Montblanc Laboratory Test 500
|No. of components||:||153|
|No. of rubies||:||19|
|Power reserve||:||Approx. 50 hours|
|Moment of inertia||:||15 mgcm²|
|Frequency||:||18,000 A/h (2.5 Hz)|
|Hairspring||:||Flat with Phillips terminal curve|
|Going-Train||:||Gold-plated, circular-grained, chamfered, diamond hubs on both sides|
|Pinions||:||polished faces and toothing, burnished pivots|
|Indication||:||Hours and minutes in the centre, small seconds at 6 o’clock|
|Case||:||Ultra-light material mix consisting of titanium, DLC & ITR²®Kevlar®/Carbon |
Satin-finish black DLC titanium horns
Middle piece, bezel, back & crown made of matt ITR²®Kevlar®/Carbon
|Back||:||ITR²®Kevlar®/Carbon back with screws & inset pane of mineral crystal|
|Crown||:||ITR²®Kevlar®/Carbon with inlaid Montblanc emblem|
|Dial||:||Squeletonized titanium mainplate used as a dial with engraved Arabic numeral and minuterie track black dots framed in grey indicating the five-minute marks, engraved stars referring to the five most important championships of the Badminton’s Grand Slam & the two rounds of the Badminton’s Grand Slam won by Lin Dan, black anodized aluminium skeletonized lance-shaped hour-hand and minute-hand, anthracite anodized aluminium small second counter with black anodized aluminium hand|
|Wristband||:||Black nylon with calf|