Montblanc‘s Bohème ExoTourbillon Slim 110 Years Anniversary is a 10-piece limited edition, reference 115939. It celebrates the 110th anniversary of fMontblanc’s foundation, and the serpent motif on the dial is based on the Rouge et Noir fountain pen which became a classic when it was introduced in 1906.
Normally you think of Bulgari when the decorative motif is snakes, but in this piece the serpent is created on the mother-of-pearl dial in gold and blue lacquer, with diamonds on the scales to represent the light-coloured underside, and ruby eyes. The snake is long and winding, and the motif is actually quite hard to recognize: it looks more like an abstract number. Three rings in gold would normally correspond to the minutes and hour scales but in this piece they are purely decorative. The figure 12 at the top, and the letters Montblanc on the right-hand side, demonstrate the complex hand-crafting involved in making this piece.
All this dial craftsmanship provides a frame for the ExoTourbillon at 6 o’clock, part of the MB M29.24 movement. The case is 38 mm in diameter and 9.37 mm thick, in red gold, with a diamond-set bezel, and a caseback with sapphire window revealing the movement. The blue alligator strap has a red gold pin buckle set with a diamond inside the engraved Montblanc emblem.
The tourbillon balance runs at 21,600 vibrations per hour, 3 Hertz, and the movement is self-winding, with a power reserve of 48 hours. The watch is subjected to Montblanc’s Laboratory Test 500 which simulates 500 hours’ use of the watch.
The price of the Montblanc Bohème ExoTourbillon Slim 110 Years Anniversary reference 115939 is available on application to boutiques.