Spirit of Racing

Spirit of Racing

The Montblanc TimeWalker Collection pays homage to the Minerva 160-year legacy by returning to the early 20th century and the glory days of motor racing with timepieces that are dedicated to performance.

This racing passion started in the early 20th century, when new engines and lighter car bodies led to faster speeds. As the winners were determined by the slimmest margins, the need for devices that could measure even the smallest intervals was more acute than ever. At the time, Minerva was one of the leading specialists in the fabrication of high-quality instruments for measuring brief intervals of time with remarkable precision. Timekeepers such as the 1/100th of a second stopwatch and the famous “Rally Timers” that were made especially for timing motor racing with precision are just a couple of examples that make up this rich horological heritage. Minerva shaped the history of performance timing with its stopwatches present at legendary sporting events around the world. The TimeWalker Collection harks back to Minerva’s line of professional instruments with contemporary timepieces that combine a vintage-themed style with performance, innovation, great legibility and robustness. Always attentive to functionality and precision, all the Montblanc TimeWalker watches feature the Minerva arrow either on the hands or the movement – paying tribute to the Minerva heritage and its 160 years of watchmaking history.