Montblanc is introducing an impressively designed new watch, of which only eight pieces are available – the Montblanc Star Legacy Exo Tourbillon Skeleton LE8. The watch features a fully-skeletonized, three-dimensional movement. The watch comes on a brown Sfumato alligator leather strap from the Pelletteria atelier in Florence.
The polished case of the Montblanc Star Legacy Exo Tourbillon Skeleton LE8 is 18-carat pink-gold. It has a diameter of 44.8 mm, while it measures 15.1 in height. Likewise, the crown is also 18-carat rose gold, and features the Montblanc emblem in mother-of-pearl.
However, the front is the real talking point of the timepiece. Firstly, there’s the off-centre, 18-carat gold domed dial with ivory Grand Feu enamel. It lies at 12 o’clock and displays hour and minutes with the help of gold-leaf hands. By contrast, the small seconds at 6 o’clock are more subtle. Secondly, the open-worked, rhodium-plated German-silver dial plate showcases stretched stripes on both sides, as well as hand-chamfered edges. Meanwhile, the patented Exo Tourbillon (with one revolution per minute to indicate the seconds) has one arm-bridge at 6 o’clock. Additionally, the Tourbillon is housed in a mirror-polished version of the brand’s Exo Tourbillon cage.
Then, there’s the movement itself: the Montblanc Manufacture open-worked Calibre MB M18.69. The movement consists of 19 jewels and 188 components. Moreover, it provides the Montblanc Star Legacy Exo Tourbillon Skeleton LE8 with a 50-hour power reserve, and beats at a frequency of 2.5 Hz. As mentioned, the mechanical movement with manual winding integrates the one-minute Suspended Exo-Tourbillon. It appears to be floating due to the balance wheel’s 4.15 mm elevation above the dial.
Finally, the Montblanc Star Legacy Exo Tourbillon Skeleton LE8 comes on a brown leather alligator strap and is water-resistant to 30 m. Its price is 138,000 euros.
|MODEL:||Star Legacy Exo Tourbillon Skeleton LE8|
|CASE MATERIAL:||18-carat pink gold|
|DIMENSIONS:||Diameter: 44.8 mm|
Height: 15.01 mm
|WATER RESISTANCE:||3 bar (~ 30 m)|
|DIAL:||Domed 18-carat gold dial with ivory Grand Feu enamel.|
|STRAP/BRACELET:||Brown Sfumato alligator leather strap from the Pelletteria atelier, 18-carat rose-gold triple-folding clasp|
|MOVEMENT:||Montblanc Manufacture open-worked Calibre MB M18.69|
|POWER RESERVE:||50 hours|
|FREQUENCY:||18,000 vph (2.5 Hz)|
|FUNCTIONS:||Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Patented|
one-minute Suspended Exo Tourbillon
|PRICE:||EUR 138,000 – limited to 8 pieces|