SIHH 2016 kicked off today with a flurry of new timepiece announcements. We’ll cover our favourites over the coming days. We’re kicking off with Montblanc. The company, celebrating its 110th birthday, used the event to unveil new models in its iconic 4810 Collection. Along with the Montblanc ExoTourbillon Slim are three special editions, each focusing on a different part of the world: The Montblanc 4810 ExoTourbillon Slim 110 Years Edition North America, the Montblanc 4810 ExoTourbillon Slim 110 Years Edition Europe and the Montblanc 4810 ExoTourbillon Slim 110 Years Edition Asia.
All four come with Montblanc’s patented ExoTourbillon Its stop-second function comes courtesy of a slim automatic movement with a micro rotor. The Exo refers to the fact that the large screw balance is located outside of the tourbillon’s cage.
Each limited edition piece sports a dial with a hand-painted map of the respective continent. In essence, each piece is unique as no two hand-painted dials will ever be the same. Unfortunately, the space taken up by the aforementioned map means that there is no room for the special gauge found on the regular edition that indicates crown setting.
All four models feature Côte de Genève striping on the lower part of the dial where the tourbillon is found. A second chapter ring circles the tourbillon while a red arrow designates the seconds.
Each limited series is limited to 38 pieces. Each sells for €43,500 (about US$47,350 or CA$68,725).
Below is the Montblanc 4810 ExoTourbillon Slim.
Source : Montblanc