Maitres du Temps

Maitres du Temps - New Horological Concept
Maitres du Temps is a luxury watch brand that introduces into the world of watchmaking an entirely new horological concept. The company was founded by Mr. Steven Holtzman and launched globally in April 2007 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Maitres du Temps has found a great way of promoting the talent of those people who actually craft the exclusive watches. The unique new haute horlogerie brand unites the efforts of independent master watchmakers in order to develop exclusive timepieces.
The successful collaborations with the world's most renowned independent master watchmakers allows Maitres du Temps to concentrate on the development of most innovative timepieces.

Mr. Steven Holtzman started his career in the field of horology more than twenty-five years ago - he organized the sale and distribution of timepiece in the U.S.A.

In 1997, Mr. Holtzman established Helvetia Time Corporation (HTC) involved into distribution of top-quality Swiss watch brands, with Roger Dubuis and Jean Dunand on the list. HTC joined the few high-end, independent watch distributors in North America.

Basing on the right combination of people who share a bold vision, Maitres du Temps has achieved the high level of technical and design sophistication very few watchmaking companies may boast today.

Now, the official website of Maitres du Temps invites all watch connoisseurs to watch the company's first corporate film, 'Maitres du Temps Chapter One'. The film narrates about the development of the Maitres du Temps first luxury watch, Chapter One, unveiled globally last April in Geneva.

Chapter One is a sophisticated timekeeping creation created due to a unique collaboration between master watchmakers Mr. Christophe Claret, Mr. Peter Speake-Marinand Mr. Roger Dubuis. The timepiece incorporates numerouis complications: a tourbillon, mono-pusher chronograph, retrograde date, retrograde GMT and two idiosyncratic rolling bars, a day of the week indication and a patented accurate moon phase indication.
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Maitres du Temps Introduces New Limited Edition Chapter One
The Chapter One, created in rose gold and revealed by Maitres du Temps in 2008, has enjoyed tremendous success. This year, Maitres du Temps is proud to unveil a new limited edition version of the sophisticated timepiece.

The new Maitres du Temps Chapter One watch, limited to just 11 pieces, demonstrates a jet-black dial and rollers that distinctively contrast to a white gold case. The one-of-a-kind cambered case of the watch has been conceived from 104 individual components. Measuring 62.60 mm x 45.90 mm, the case features a nice combination of polished and satin finishes.

The white gold version of the Chapter One watch has inherited the unique design and the remarkable combination of watchmaking complications of the initial rose gold version. The Chapter One watch was born due to the successful collaboration of three gifted watchmakers, Mr. Christophe Claret, Mr. Roger Dubuis, and Mr. Peter Speake-Marin. read more

Maitres du Temps Presents Its Chapter Two Watch
After creating the magnificent and technically innovative Chapter One watch in 2008, the new high-end luxury watchmaking house of Maitres du Temps kept many watch enthusiasts and collectors excited about upcoming surprises Chapter Two would offer.

At Baselworld 2009, Maitres du Temps unveiled Chapter Two, which proved to be a more restrained, but just as a spectacular model, revealing its own technical secrets.

Similar to its more complex predecessor, the second “Chapter” has been evolved as a result of the world famous watchmakers’ close collaboration. It features the signature complex tonneau-shaped case tempered with exclusive roller calendar indications.

With the dimensions of 45mm x 32mm and nine millimeters in overall height, the complex tonneau case sculptured in 18-karat red gold, immediately identifies the Chapter Two model as a product of Maitres du Temps.

Composed of 30 individual parts, the case features six sapphire crystals, with an octagonal one intended for the case-back display among them, as well as elongated rectangular pieces on both sides meant for the roller calendar indications.

A charming layout of compound-curve surfaces coupled with alternating satin and polished sections are an eloquent evidence of the huge efforts involved in the watch’s manufacturing. The same can be referred to the curved dial.

Made of silver, the dial demonstrates a circular grained satin peripheral area for numerals and a gorgeous engine-turned "sunray" guilloche pattern located at the center. Equally complex and harmonious design of the dial is complimented by faceted sword-shaped hands performed in polished red gold.

The Chapter Two also demonstrates an impressive extent of watchmaking refinement. The most remarkable in this regard are the cylindrical rolling calendar indications for the month and the day. They can be visible through their own sapphire crystals, located above and below the dial itself. They function together with the instantly switching large date indicator to provide a clear and technically innovative version of the iconic triple calendar complication.

The date is set by means of a very discreet pusher, located directly above the winding crown.

The back side of the Chapter Two timepiece presents many other surprises with delicately integrated and supremely intuitive corrector buttons for the day and month rollers among them.

The model is animated by the SHC01 automatic movement. Demonstrating hand-embellished bridges with a spectacular sunray Cotes de Geneve pattern, along with chamfered edges, SHC01 embraces 382 individual parts and it is set with 32 jewels. The movement features a balance wheel moving back and forth at 28,800 vibrations per hour and a power reserve of 50 hours.

The Chapter Two is also distinguished by the richly etched 22K gold goblet-shaped winding rotor, which adds to the watch’s sophisticated beauty and symbolism.
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Maitres du Temps Unveils Sophisticated Chapter One Round
Maitres du Temps is proud to unveil its latest horological marvel - Chapter One Round. The watch boasts an architecturally-inspired round-shaped case that accommodates a groundbreaking combination of complications.

The Chapter One Round watch was born out of a successful collaboration of most highly respected master watchmakers - Christophe Claret and Peter Speake-Marin.

The timepiece strikes imagination by its one-of-a-kind combination of complications: mono-pusher chronograph, tourbillon, retrograde date, retrograde GMT, and two rolling bars for showing the day of the week and phase of the moon.

The Chapter One Round watch impresses by the smart interplay of the multi-level concentric circles of the case and dial, yet maintaining supreme legibility of its layout and its refined and functional design.
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Maitres du Temps Chapter Two Film
Chapter 2 by Maîtres du Temps from Ian Skellern on Vimeo. read more

Maitres du Temps Chapter Two in New Variations
The Maitres du Temps Chapter Two collection welcomes new additions. Chapter Two, a majestic timepiece born out of collaboration of a group of brilliant master watchmakers, with Peter Speake-Marin and Daniel Rothon the list, is now available in new variations to match exquisite tastes of watch enthusiasts.

Chapter Two, appreciated in the world of watchmaking as the most legible triple calendar mechanical wristwatch ever created, demonstrates central hours and minutes shown by refined diamond-cut, solid gold hands. You will notice the sub-seconds at 6 o’clock, big date at 12 o’clock, as well as the day and month originally presented by the rollers. The big date window and the rollers featuring full text for the days and months provide the timepiece with superb legibility no other triple calendar wristwatch can boast.  read more

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