Montblanc is celebrating 110 years of fine craftsmanship with the release of a limited edition timepiece, The Montblanc Collection Villeret Tourbillon Bi-Cylindrique 110 Years Anniversary Limited Edition.
The new timepeice features an in-house one-minute tourbillon, a double cylindrical balance spring, the maison’s Heures Mystérieuses display and an alluring snake motif in one innovative package.
The Montblanc Collection Villeret Tourbillon Bi-Cylindrique 110 Years Anniversary Limited Edition reference’s the maison’s past by recalling the design theme of the Maison’s first fountain pen series, the “Rouge et Noir” line. These iconic writing instruments, with their serpent clips, were the inspiration behind this year’s new Heritage Rouge & Noir Collection.
In several cultures, the serpent is the symbol for life and rebirth, and on the Villeret Tourbillon Bi-Cylindrique 110 Years Anniversary, a three-dimensional, hand-engraved, anthracite serpent has been integrated into the bezel. A similar design also finds its way on the back of the 52 mm red gold case, which showcases an elegant hand-engraving of the slithering serpent.
Elsewhere on the piece, a large tourbillon measuring 8.4mm in diameter, occupies the top half of the watch’s face, while a subdial of the same dimension at 6 o’clock shows the time display below. A set of regate-shaped hands appear to float mysteriously above the subdial, which display roman numerals and rhomboid indexes on a mirrored surface.
The Villeret Tourbillon Bi-Cylindrique 110 Years Anniversary is limited to three pieces.
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