More well known for their writing instruments, Montblanc of late has been making waves of their own in the field of horology.
Starting with their Villeret collection about 10 years back in 2006 and working with vintage Minerva movements, Montblanc has been steadily growing in the field of horology. Thanks to my friend Robin who invited me for one of the Montblanc dinner recently, I managed to catch a glimpse of some very sophisticated pieces.
And the two spheres indicate the North (left sphere) and South (right sphere) hemispheres and gives the world time. And just in case you are wondering, the two spheres are fixed and does not rotate. Notice the different shades on the discs around the spheres indicating the day and night.
But wait, there is one more "complication" - the Heures Mystérieuses better known in English as Mysterious Hours! But truth be told, the mysterious hours is possible courtesy of sapphire crystal discs stacked one on top of the other.
The Montblanc Calibre MB29.21 is special in that the balance wheel is outside of the Tourbillon cage. On top of that, the timepiece comes with a quick stop-seconds mechanism which is rather difficult to achieve in a Tourbillon.
Many thanks to Robin, Sincere Fine Watches and the folks from Monthblanc for a wonderful evening of discovery.
All pictures taken with iPhone 6S.