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This was circa 2004 when I first began wanting this generation of Montblanc Timewalker — which is about the time it first debuted. Montblanc Star 4810 Chronograph Automatic Replica Watch then was not quite the Montblanc of now. Both then and now, the brand needed a dynamic portfolio of watches for various functions, but visually speaking, the aesthetic was a little more futuristic and contemporary compared with the heavy retro-vibe of the Montblanc watches we all see today.
The Timewalker Chronograph on this reference 101549 was something of beauty. In 43mm-wide, it had been approximately bowl-shaped with elegant arching lug structures which were additionally skeletonized. To highlight the skeletonization, the finishing interior of the lugs has been satinized, which contrasted with the mirror polishing of the rest of the case.