For those of us who don't like dates, Montblanc has an answer - the Vintage Tachydate

Oct 14, 2017,05:50 AM

Not everyone amongst us here is fully convinced that adding a date onto a mechanical non calendar watch is a feature, in spite of what watch manufacture marketing departments tend to tell us. This goes doubly so for chronographs. 

Yet there is the odd exception and I feel confident in claiming that many members will not be disappointed in how the date has been applied by Montblanc in its Vintage Tachydate model from the Villeret line. 

Like with most Villeret pieces, the view from behind is at least as enticing as the one from the front. The movement in this rose gold version is of the conventional colouring, not having the rose gold plated components of the 1858 Tachymeter bronze.  Still, there is nothing to be said against the MB 16.29 base - or put differently it's simply sublime. 

On the wrist it hides its size well - the lug design and placement both conspire to make it perfectly wearable for those of us with smaller wrists. 

Overall a great watch, and one where the date definitely should not bother more than the very adamant rejectors. 

The warm dial colour, the heat blued hands and the red detailing (especially for the seconds hand), the rose gold case... all conspire to make this an excellent piece. 

Thanks to the Montblanc Boutique Vienna for a fabulous event and their - as always - impeccable hospitality!

Now those who would turn this down because of the date, raise your hands! wink

Have a great weekend!

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Fair, I guess :)

 By: KMII : October 14th, 2017-08:10
Would you turn this one down though?

And the date numbers.

 By: Luis6 : October 14th, 2017-17:23
My developing presbyopic eyes can't see them easily with a quick glance.

You seem serious...

 By: KMII : October 14th, 2017-23:40
So carrying a loupe with, for the date - and for checking that the movement lost none of its appeal - could that be an option?

That will do :-) [nt]

 By: Luis6 : October 15th, 2017-05:32

Knew there was an answer :)

 By: KMII : October 15th, 2017-07:54
To this conundrum

Less important

 By: Alkiro1 : October 14th, 2017-10:07
Best wishes Alkiro

Understood! :) [nt]

 By: KMII : October 14th, 2017-10:47

You know... my wonderful English as usual 😉

 By: Alkiro1 : October 14th, 2017-10:49
Best wishes Alkiro

Your English is fine :)

 By: KMII : October 14th, 2017-13:07
Just wanted to ensure that my sleep deprived mind understood what you were saying

When I get my beauty sleep...

 By: KMII : October 14th, 2017-13:30
I understand you just fine


 By: Alkiro1 : October 14th, 2017-13:33
Best wishes Alkiro

Thanks MJ23! :) [nt]

 By: KMII : October 14th, 2017-13:07

Beautiful! [nt]

 By: Arie - Mr Orange : October 14th, 2017-13:18

Thanks Arie!

 By: KMII : October 14th, 2017-13:29
Glad you like it, even though you own a non-date cousin

I figured :)

 By: KMII : October 15th, 2017-02:26
But if you are not strictly against, that's a strong endorsement invites own right

;) [nt]

 By: amanico : November 26th, 2019-09:47

Love the tachydate

 By: penfriend : November 26th, 2019-09:45
It was my first Villeret from Montblanc (I chose the WG version but the RG is soon to follow) ...  

Well, I have only one Montblanc watch, but what a watch...

 By: amanico : November 26th, 2019-09:48
1858 Tachymeter: Ouch, I should have specified only one Montblanc Watch... ...