Has Montblanc produced the world’s lightest watch?

Montblanc has produced a watch that may have just trounced Richard Mille’s record for lightest watch in the world.

At just 19g the Richard Mille RM027 Tourbillon is so light that Richard Mille might have been forgiven for thinking that no-one was likely to challenge its standing.

But Montblanc has now developed the TimeWalker Pythagore Ultra-Light Concept which manages to weigh-in at just 14.88g.

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The 40mm watch has also been dedicated to Montblanc brand ambassador and world badminton champion, Lin Dan, who is the first and only player to have won all nine major titles.

Montblanc attributes the lightness of the TimeWalker Pythagore Ultra-Light Concept to its titanium lugs and ITR² Kevlar/Carbon elements within its case.

ITR² – otherwise known as Innovative, Technical, Revolutionary Resin, is a composite material using carbon nanotubes which is eight times lighter than steel.

While this advanced material is a major factor in the watch’s overall weight, Montblanc has also skeletonised the movement and case where possible to reduce it even further.

The handwound movement inside the The TimeWalker Pythagore Ultra-Light Concept includes small seconds and a 50-hour power reserve. Its architecture was inspired by the Minerva Pythagore movement from 1943.


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