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Apr 25

Maîtres du Temps C1T.00.2E.12-0 Chapter One

       Relatively a newcomer to in the elitist world of the Haute Horology, Maîtres du Temps profoundly revolutionized the whole luxury watch-making industry, creating some of the most complex timepieces ever built, watches that comprise remarkable mechanical sophistication and superb aesthetics. Among the watch connoisseurs worldwide, the brand’s name embodies a unique blend of creative passion, commitment to uncompromising innovation, beauty and unmatched high-end mechanical sophistication.

       In 2008, the youthful watch-making brand created its highly appreciated Maîtres du Temps Chapter One Watch Collection, a tremendous success, the limited edition, was enriched, last year, with another outstanding variation of the first Maîtres du Temps Chapter One Watch, a highly exclusivist edition of only 11 timepieces.

       The exquisite timepiece features the brand’s unique signature case, nicely sculpted from white gold. The ergonomic architecture of the case comprises 104 individual parts, and measures 62.60 mm x 45.90 m, revealing a sophisticated combination of brushed and polished surfaces.

       The gentle glow of the 18-karat white gold of the case sets emphasis on the timepiece’s rich black dial fitted with painted Roman numeral hour markers. The watch also features classy white gold chronograph counters and sward-shaped white gold hands, and as an individualizing color accent, the watch features a central counterpoised chronograph seconds hand in vivid red.

       Celebrating a successful intertwinement between three gifted watchmakers, Mr. Christophe Claret, Mr. Roger Dubuis, and Mr. Peter Speake-Marin the remarkable Maîtres du Temps Chapter One Watch, boasts unmatched mechanical sophistication. It is animated by a one-of-a-kind hand-winding mechanical movement the Caliber SHC02, which reunites a unique and extremely complex combination of horological complications. The timepiece merges the refined beauty of a one-minute tourbillon complication, retrograde GMT and date functions, a mono-pusher chronograph, moreover, coupled with moon phase and day functions originally displayed through two rolling bars, manufactured from anodized aluminum, integrated into the sophisticated architecture of the case above the 12 o’clock, respectively beneath the 6 o’clock positions.

       The extremely sophisticated movement of the timepiece comprises 558 individual parts, and it was entirely created manually. Moreover, it oscillates at a frequency of 21, 600 beats per hour, conferring the advantage of a 60-hour power reserve.

       The sophisticated dial of the timepiece incorporates a GMT sector located at 9 o’clock, a retrograde date sector located at 3 o’clock, a 60-minutes chronograph counter, positioned at 12 o’clock, which impresses through a high-end sunray guilloche pattern and least but not last the superb tourbillon complication revealed at 6 o’clock position.

       Surprisingly for a watch with such a wide range of functions, the sophisticated Maîtres du Temps Chapter One Watch, is actually easy operable due to a number of correctors ingeniously integrated into the construction of the case. Moreover, the luxurious timepiece comes coupled with a hand-sewn stylish black alligator strap.

       A timepiece designed for an impassionate watch collector, the new Chapter One Watch, stands as an aesthetical and technical challenge to the traditional watch making worldwide and also as a financial challenge for a potential customer as it comes with a price tag of $400,000.00.

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