On our Perfect Timing column on Forbes.com, we offer an in-depth look at this ultra-light-weight Montblanc TimeWalker Pythagore Ultra-Light Concept watch –that weighs in at 14.88 grams (just about half an ounce). The one-of-a-kind watch is dedicated to the brand’s ambassador Lin Dan, world-famous badminton champion and two-time Olympic champion, who helped design the piece – -and it may well be the world’s lightest weight mechanical watch.
The TimeWalker Pythagore Ultra-Light Concept watch offers hours, minutes, small seconds, and 50 hours of power reserve. It is equipped with an all-new movement, the Montblanc Mechanical Caliber MB M62.48, which is based on the Minerva Pythagore movement from 1943, but has been totally updated. The 153-part movement is skeletonized and features bridges made of titanium — and it weighs just 4.73 grams. As to Lin Dan detailing, there is an engraving at 8:00 that depicts five stars to recall Lin’s five most important wins of the Badminton Grand Slam. The watch is just another example of the pioneering spirit of Montblanc.