In recent years, Montblanc has created a series of limited-edition watches dedicated to the market of serious collectors. These collections are, in part, the consequence of the merger between Montblanc and the celebrated manufacture Minerva, with its history of creating precision timepieces. One notable result of this collaboration is the Villeret 1858 ExoTourbillon Chronographe, whose technical prowess (chronograph, double time zone and, unusually, the tourbillon set within the balance) is enclosed in a substantial 47mm platinum case.
CASE: platinum, circular, the case-back with sapphire-crystal glass revealing the movement closed with a cover.
DIAL: black with guilloché decoration, sword hands, Roman numerals.
MOVEMENT: mechanical with manual winding and with tourbillon, 341 components, 32 jewels, 55-hour power reserve.
FUNCTIONS: hours, minutes, subsidiary seconds, second 24-hour time zone.
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