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SIHH 2016: Montblanc 4810 TwinFly Chronograph 110 Years Edition

by Nick Gould on January 21, 2016

Montblanc has received rave views for their new collections featuring complications such annual & perpetual calendars and world timers at value for money price points.  We think their latest timepiece falls into that category.  Introducing the Montblanc 4810 TwinFly Chronograph 110 Years Edition.  It is a limited edition of 1,110 pieces.

Montblanc 4810 TwinFly Chronograph 110 Years Edition

The Montblanc 4810 TwinFly Chronograph 110 Years Edition

The name TwinFly refers to the flyback function of the chronograph and you could say the Twin part stands for being able to track a 2nd timezone in addition to the local time.  The first thing that catches the eye with the watch is the exploding star guilloché pattern on the dial and gold Roman numerals for the 2,4 8 and 10 o’clock hour markers. The timepiece manages to pack quite a punch in regards to features without overcrowding the dial.  The stainless steel case is 43mm.

The watch allows the user to track a second timezone.  This is indicated by the triangular blued hand, which is linked to the 24hr indicator at the 12 o’clock position in the form of a globe.  All adjustments can be made from the crown, with the hour hand able to be adjusted without stopping the minutes and seconds.

The date for the watch is located at the 6 o’clock position inside the running seconds circle and a red triangle below it to indicate the current date.

The Montblanc 4810 TwinFly Chronograph 110 Years Edition has a vintage vibe to its chronograph.  Usually a chronograph will have a sub register to denote the number of minutes that have elapsed.

The Calibre MB LL100.1 is an in-house self winding movement with column wheel and vertical clutch, that takes an old school approach to displaying the minutes elapsed for the chronograph.  The red gold minute hand is centrally mounted, allowing for a far more legible display for the wearer to see how many minutes have passed instead of having to glance at a small subdial.   The chronograph is a flyback meaning that the user can reset the chronograph without needing to stop it.  Once the chronograph is started by pressing the pusher at the 2 o ‘clock position, if the user wants to reset the chronograph to start timing again, they just need to press the pusher at 4 o’clock.  The minute hand and the red-tipped blued chronograph seconds hand will reset to zero immediately and the user can start timing again. To stop and reset the chronograph completely the pusher at 2 o’clock is pressed to stop the chronograph, then the pusher at 4 o’clock is pressed and everything will reset.

MB LL100

Calibre MB LL100.1 is an in-house self winding movement

The watch has a power reserve of approximately 72 hours.

Overall we feel the timepiece is very versatile and is quite good looking.  It would certainly make a handy travel watch. The flyback chronograph is an added bonus.

For more information please visit Montblanc

Technical Specifications

Montblanc 4810 TwinFly Chronograph 110 Years Edition
Ident. 114859
Movement: Calibre MB LL100.1
Type of movement: Mechanical movement with automatic winding, Twinfly
chronograph function
Dimensions: Diameter: 31.8 mm ; Height 7.9 mm
Number of rubies: 36
Power reserve: Approx. 72 hours
Balance: Flat hoop
Frequency: 28,800 A/h (4 Hz)
Hairspring: Flat
Displays: Hours and minutes from the center Small seconds and date indication at “6 o’clock”, Second time zone from the centre and at “12 o’clock” with 24- hour display and a day/night indication.  Chronograph’s elapsed-seconds and minutes hands from the dial’s center
Habillage
Case: Stainless steel with polished and satinated bezel
Crystal: Scratch-resistant, domed sapphire and antireflective crystal
Back: Stainless steel with inset pane of sapphire crystal
Dimensions:  Diameter: 43 mm; height = 14.58 mm
Watertightness 5 bar
Crown: Stainless steel with inlaid Montblanc emblem
Dial: Silvery-white dial with exploding star guilloché pattern, red gold-plated Roman numerals and indexes, red gold-plated luminescent hour-hand and minute-hand in regate shape, blued second time zone hour-hand in regate shape, red gold-plated 24-hour-hand, red gold-plated small second-hand, blued with red extremity chronograph second-hand, red gold-plated chronograph minute-hand, date indicated via a luminescent red.triangle at 6 o’clock
Wristband: Black alligator-skin strap with stainless steel folding clasp
Certified by the Montblanc Performance Test 500

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