Continuing with the SIHH 2011 previews…here is one from Montblanc. This one is actually a very limited edition piece (only 300 to be made) with a price to match (about $12,000), but don’t worry there is at least one other new watch coming from Montblanc that I think you will like even more and it will be more accessible, price-wise. This particular watch is a flyback chronograph with an interesting dial design. In fact as I look at the dial and reflect upon the “TwinFly” name of the watch, I think this may be a double flyback chronograph, although I’m not sure as I because I don’t yet have the full specs (ahh, the beauty of being a blogger and not a journalist). Read more of my thoughts on this below.
Montblanc TimeWalker TwinFly Chronograph
43mm black DLC steel case, automatic movement, 100 meter water resistance, comes on a black leather strap
You can see what appear to be the two “flyback” second hands (the one large/one small red/white hands) — that surmise are each operated by one of the upper and lower chrono pushers.
Did You Know?
A flyback chrono works as follows: first push of the chrono button starts the seconds hand. Second push causes the seconds hand to reset to zero and continue timing. This is opposed to a normal chrono which requires two chrono buttons and four “pushes” in order to achieve the same result as a flyback chronograph.