Montblanc watches with PVD or DLC coatings not only look sleek and refined on the wrist but also offer a number of benefits to the watch. DLC stands for Diamond Like Coating, which, like its namesake suggests, is a hard protective coating for the metal that sits underneath it. At Montblanc’s manufacturing house in Villeret, Switzerland, designers choose to strengthen the stainless steel cases of their watches with DLC. The carbon material which displays some of the same properties as a diamond is applied as a coating to the surface of the watch case to provide extra hardness, wear resistance and a slickness that is hard to match in any other watch finish. As official UK stockists of PVD Montblanc watches and DLC Montblanc watches, we realise the importance of a watch that promises longevity and durability. The black coloured coating also creates an urban, modern and sporty look on the wrist, making it a great choice for those gents who prefer their timepieces to look bold and dynamic.
As a popular coating for luxury watches, applications of DLC reduce abrasive wear, providing enhanced water resistance. But they’re also a popular decorative coating, thus many gentlemen will opt for a black DLC coated watch over the silvery colour of a steel or titanium case purely for aesthetics. At Montblanc, their DLC coated watches are combined with cutting edge features that have been developed in-house, along with a selection of fine materials to create that high-end finish. The Montblanc Timewalker Chronograph UTC watch is finished with a DLC coating applied to its broad 43mm diameter. The stealthy wristwatch is water resistant to 100 meters and features a sleek black perforated rubber strap with a triple folding clasp for securing on to the wrist during extreme challenges. Whilst time reading has been made ultra-easy thanks to Super-LumiNova coated hands and indexes, the dial of the watch communicates a technical feel, with chronograph counters at 12, 6 and 9 o’clock, as well as a date aperture at 3 o’clock. The chronograph of this Timewalker watch measures elapsed minutes and hours at 12 and 6 o’clock as well as elapsed seconds, brought to the forefront of the design with a striking red central hand, tipped with the Minerva arrow. The DLC coated case of the watch also contrasts beautifully with a white luminescent coated hand with an arrow tip, which points to a second timezone in 24 hour format. Turning the unidirectional rotating bezel allows for the third and final timezone to be accessed, by aligning the 24 hour hand as the point of reference. Inside the sleek DLC coated stainless steel bodywork, lies an impeccable handmade and hand assembled movement. The Montblanc calibre MB 25.03 provides the wearer with a 46 hour power reserve.
For more information on our PVD Montblanc watch collection, call our specialist team of watch experts here at Berry’s, where we will be more than happy to assist you with advice or availability information. Alternatively, why not organise to pop into one of our boutiques and try a PVD MontBlanc watch on in person?