Maîtres du Temps, a Concept in Timepieces

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Maîtres du Temps is much more than a simply a watch company, it is a watch company beyond the ordinary with an entirely new horological concept. Maîtres du Temps, “Masters of Time,” is a story of unparalleled innovation in the art of watchmaking.

 For the last five years the company has created a series of fine watches, presented as the chapters of an epic journey that continues to write itself, one legendary timepiece after another.

Masters of Time Symbolized by the Tree

The symbol chosen for Maîtres du Temps—a tree with innumerable branches—reflects the fertile nature of the brand’s creative process. The image of the tree expresses the evolution of Maîtres du Temps through the passage of time, with each branch representing a new concept, a new meeting of hearts and minds, and bearing astonishing timepieces.

Discover the Masterfully Created Timepieces

Chapter One—Excellence Is Timeless

maitres du temps chapter one

Chapter One represents a milestone in the watchmaking industry, establishing a standard of excellence that offers its owner a true taste of perfection.

This highly complex timepiece combines a one-minute tourbillon, a mono-pusher chronograph, a retrograde date, and GMT indicator. Days of the week are indicated on the 6 o’clock roller, and a patented precise moon phase indication displays on the 12 o’clock roller.

The Masters

Christophe Claret & Peter Speake-Marin

Ensuring that what is seen in the mind’s eye can be worn on the wrist is the business of Christophe Claret. His exceptional movements are remarkable for their precision, reliability, and complexity.

For Peter Speake-Marin, Chapter One represents the perfect medium through which to express his knowledge of the historical tradition of fine watchmaking and to convey his belief in its future.

MAITRES DU TEMPS THE FILM

Chapter Two—Visual Harmony

maitres du temps chapter twoThe collection features hours and minutes indicated by diamond-cut, solid gold hands, with seconds at 6 o’clock, date at 12 o’clock, and day and month spelled out on their respective rollers.

This stunningly elegant timepiece is recognized as the world’s most legible triple calendar wristwatch. Crafting the remarkably efficient and reliable system for Chapter Two’s groundbreaking roller-driven mechanism (displaying month and day) demanded unparalleled technical prowess and inventiveness.

The Masters

Peter Speake-Marin, & Daniel Roth

Peter Speake-Marin, who worked with Mr. Claret on Chapter One, Chapter Two represents a second opportunity to express his knowledge of fine watchmaking’s historical traditions and to convey his belief in its future.

Daniel Roth marks his half-century in watchmaking with his first collaboration for Maîtres du Temps, noting that, “It is totally unlike anything that any of us would have done alone but is the result of us working together.”

Chapter Three Reveal—A Revelation

maiters du temps chapter threeChapter Three Reveal is an elegant, classically round timepiece displaying central hours and minutes, small seconds at 8 o’clock, date at 2 o’clock, and moon phase at 4 o’clock, all set on a sumptuous guilloche dial.

With its unique design and an ingenious mechanism, the Chapter Three Reveal is a masterpiece of elegant sophistication and a timepiece that tells its own secret. A pusher set into the crown lowers and hides two hidden panels in the dial to reveal a second time zone at 6 o’clock and day/night indicators at 12 o’clock, both displayed on Maîtres du Temps’ signature rollers.

The Masters

Kari Voutilainen & Andreas Strehler

Widely-respected independent watchmaker Kari Voutilainen developed Chapter Three Reveal’s complete movement architecture, designed the bridges and plates, specified the decoration, and was responsible for the superlative finishing of the movement, the first original calibre he has developed for another brand.

Highly-acclaimed watchmaker/constructor Andreas Strehler developed Chapter Three Reveal’s technical interface between movement, complication and case, including the ingenious ‘reveal’ opening/closing mechanism, in addition to devising innovative production methods and technical solutions.

For more information, please visit www.maitresdutemps.com.

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