The new Montblanc Star Legacy Exo Tourbillon Skeleton Limited Edition 8 has been completely reinterpreted to feature a refined fully-skeletonized, three-dimensional movement bringing a new level of suspension to the timepiece. In keeping with the purest horological traditions, the 188 components of the Manufacture Calibre MB M18.69 are entirely hand-decorated by expert craftsmen and women using artisanal finishing such as circular graining, mirror-polishing, and beveling. In addition, the movement also counts 420 inner angles that require expertise and passion to complete.
The new skeletonized Exo Tourbillon movement’s architecture
The original patented Exo Tourbillon complication was developed in-house at the Montblanc Manufacture in Villeret and required three years of development. This new version of the in- house manual-winding movement — the Calibre MB M18.69 — took the Montblanc engineers a further 18 months to develop due to the complexity of its skeletonization. The Manufacture movement Calibre MB M18.69, with its 188 components, was completely rethought in terms of aesthetics, geometry, and stability to reveal the beauty of its mechanism while increasing its performance.