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A First Look At Montblanc’s Merdeka-Themed Watches

Based on its own 4810 ExoTourbillon Slim, Montblanc will be releasing the 4810 ExoTourbillon Slim Malaysia 60 Edition as a tribute to the 60th Merdeka this year.

Based on its own 4810 ExoTourbillon Slim, Montblanc will be releasing the 4810 ExoTourbillon Slim Malaysia 60 Edition as a tribute to the 60th Merdeka this year.


Inspired by the golden age of trade and travels across the seas, the 4810 ExoTourbillon Slim has taken on numerous iterations in the past, including the elegant model that features the exploding Montblanc Star guilloché on the dial juxtaposing with the Côtes de Genève guilloché encircling the ExoTourbillon.

The ExoTourbillon is a wonderful sight to behold as it is constructed to allow for a large balance wheel to be placed outside the tourbillon cage, unlike traditional tourbillons. Its balance wheel also contains 18 protruding screws on its rim.

Further in, there is a red arrow that functions as a second hand with a stop-second mechanism. What it means is that by pulling the crown to reset the second, the ExoTourbillon’s balance wheel will stop oscillating while the tourbillon cage keeps its motion, hence maintaining time accuracy when the crown is pushed back.


What makes the 4810 ExoTourbillon Slim Malaysia 60 Edition one of a kind is the top half of its hand-painted dial. Unlike previous limited editions that showcased maps of the Americas, Europe and Asia, this special version spotlights Malaysia with maps of both Peninsula and East Malaysia. Limited to six pieces, each unit is numbered—one to represent each decade.


Underneath is the calibre MB 29.24, powered for the very first time by a micro-rotor decorated with a Côtes de Genève en Eventail pattern, clearly visible through the transparent crystal sapphire caseback, housed in a 42mm rose gold case.

The Montblanc 4810 ExoTourbillon Slim Malaysia 60 Edition is fitted with a black alligator strap and is truly a piece of history that one can adorn on their wrists.