With the Chapter Three collection, Maîtres du Temps – Atelier d’Horlogerie introduces the finest watch with more complications than it seems.
The timepiece displays hours, minutes, seconds, date, and phase of the moon, all set on a sumptuous guilloche dial in an elegant round case.
But that’s not all. A pusher set into the crown lowers two secret panels in the dial to reveal two more hitherto concealed indications: a second time zone indicator (also known as a GMT) and a day/night indicator, both displayed on Maîtres du Temps’ signature high-precision cylinders. The day/night cylinder rotates in 24 hours and features engraved, polished, printed, and hand-painted icons: the sun to symbolize day and the night sky to represent night.
Solid 18K gold hands and large Roman numeral hour indices are exquisitely and legibly juxtaposed against the majestic dial, which is finely engraved with a radiating sunray pattern. Both the small seconds and date sub-dials are subtly distinguished from the main dial by Clous de Paris guilloche and are clearly marked with neat little nameplates.
- Multiples time zones
- Moon phases
Maîtres du Temps
Picture the world’s most exclusive atelier which would create the most unparalleled masterpieces that synthesize the traditional crafts of haute horlogerie with the artistry of today’s foremost horological visions.
Each chapter in the Maîtres du Temps story is a symbiosis of experience, influence, art, craft, and technique, all harmoniously encapsulated in a single watch.
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 represents the evolution of Maîtres du Temps through the passage of time, with each branch representing a new collaboration, a new meeting of hearts and minds, and bearing astonishing timepieces.
The level of technical and design sophistication achieved by Maîtres du Temps has rarely been seen in watchmaking. It is the result of the right combination of people sharing a bold vision. “We do it by not accepting second best and by constantly designing and re-designing,” says Steven Holtzman, the driving force behind Maîtres du Temps.
“We are continually faced with different choices, and the decision each time is to not compromise on quality, finish, or design. In this way, Maîtres du Temps is able to offer remarkable timepieces crafted by remarkable people.” “When I see someone wearing a Maîtres du Temps watch, I feel proud and happy. This is ultimately the only genuine sign that everything we do actually has a purpose.”