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December 19, 2012updated Feb 08, 2013

MAÎTRES DU TEMPS

By Chris Boyle

SHAPING THE FUTURE

Maîtres du Temps CEO Steven M. Holtzman

Maîtres du Temps is a pantheon in which today’s greatest master watchmakers collaborate on the most innovative horological projects imaginable.

Maîtres du Temps promotes, brings to the fore and celebrates the watchmakers at the very pinnacle of haute horlogerie, those who develop and craft the timepieces and those whose influences, strengths and accomplishments shape the watchmaking of today and tomorrow.

The brand launched in 2008 with Chapter One by Christophe Claret and Peter Speake-Marin, a timepiece that features a world-first combination of tourbillon, mono-pusher column wheel chronograph, retrograde date and GMT, as well as moon phase and day of the week on rollers. In 2009, Maîtres du Temps presented the world’s most legible triple calendar wristwatch, Chapter Two, by Daniel Roth and Peter Speake-Marin. The stunningly elegant Chapter Three Reveal—with GMT and day/night indication hidden under the dial—was created by Kari Voutilainen and Andreas Strehler and launched in early 2012.

inSide MaîtreS du teMpS with ceo Steven M. holtzMan

“Maîtres du Temps has embraced the philosophy ‘Masters and Their Craft—A Lifelong Pursuit of Excellence.’ It is the spirit of the brand and the driving force behind our commitment to the art of watchmaking. Our goal at Maîtres du Tempsis to anchor and align ourselves with some of the most celebrated independent watchmakers of our time. The intent is to create classic watches that will be appreciated not only today but for many years to come.”

 

CHAPTER ONE

Chapter One by Maîtres du Temps

Chapter One by Maîtres du Temps is a collaboration between master watchmakers Christophe Claret and Peter Speake- Marin.

The timepiece features the world’s first mechanical movement consisting of a tourbillon, a mono-pusher chronograph, retrograde date, retrograde GMT and phase of the moon and day of the week indications displayed on their own distinctive rolling bars. Shown in 18K white gold ($465,000).

CHAPTER ONE ROUND

Chapter One Round

Master watchmakers Christophe Claret and Peter Speake-Marin join forces for the incarnation of Chapter One.

Chapter One Round, with its graceful curves and architecturally inspired round case, features a world-first combination of complications: Tourbillon, mono-pusher chronograph, retrograde date, retrograde GMT and two rolling bars indicating the day of the week and phase of the moon. Shown in 18K red gold ($495,000).

CHAPTER TWO TCR—TRIPLE CALENDAR ROUND

Chapter Two

Master watchmakers Daniel Roth and Peter Speake-Marin have collaborated on the Chapter Two TCR.

In addition to its status as the world’s most legible triple calendar wristwatch, Chapter Two TCR is the horological master of the sporty and casual as well as the elegant and complex. Features include an instantaneous triple calendar, big date, day indication on roller, month indication on roller, sub-seconds and automatic winding mechanical movement. Shown in grade five titanium ($69,000).

CHAPTER THREE REVEAL

Chapter Three Reveal

With Chapter Three Reveal, master watchmakers Kari Voutilainen and Andreas Strehler have created an elegant timepiece that displays hours, minutes, seconds, date and phase of the moon, all set on a sumptuous blue guilloché dial.

A pusher set into the crown lowers two invisible panels in the dial to reveal two hidden indications: A second time zone indicator and a day/night indicator, both displayed on the signature rollers. Shown in 18K red gold ($88,500).

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