Maitres du Temps Chapter Three Presented

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Published on May 15th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Maitres du Temps Chapter Three Presented

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The Maitres du Temps Chapter One was a large sized watch with an incredible amount of complications. The Chapter Two arrived somewhat as a baby to the Chapter One with simpler movement and a more wearable size. Each of those watches had tonneau style cases. Now comes the Chapter Three which brings from the other two models the use of rollers in the movement to indicate information. Rollers will apparently be a signature element of Maitres du Temps timepieces as the watch evolves over the years.

‘Chapter Three Reveal’ is an elegant 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 blue guilloche dial. But Chapter Three Reveal also has a couple of intimate secrets in reserve, to be revealed, and perhaps even shared, at the owner’s pleasure.

A pusher set into the crown lowers and hides two hidden panels in the dial to reveal a second time zone indicator and a day/night indicator, both displayed on Maîtres du Temps’ signature rollers. Elegant sophistication has never looked so good.

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 Andres 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.

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Technical Specifications from Maitres du Temps:

Central hours and minutes, small seconds, date, moon phase, hidden time zone on roller, hidden day/night on roller, manual winding mechanical movement

Displays

Central hour and minute hands

Small-seconds at 8 o’clock

Date on sub-dial at 2 o’clock

Moon phase at 4 o’clock

Hidden day/night on roller at 12 o’clock

Hidden time zone on roller at 6 o’clock

Functions

Time: hours, minutes, seconds, date, moon phase, hidden time zone and hidden day/night indication

Caliber SHC03

Manual winding mechanical movement

Dimensions: 35.6 mm x 8.2 mm (inclusive of dial mechanism)

Number of components: 319

Number of jewels: 39

Power reserve: 36 hours

Dual mainspring barrels in series

Balance frequency: 21,600 vph (3 Hz)

Straumann balance spring with Breguet overcoil and low-mass escape lever

Finishing: Côtes de Genève, perlage, beveling, and polished screw heads

Case

18K gold

Number of components: 49

Dimension: 42mm

Sapphire crystals on top and display back with anti-reflective coating

Shaped pusher: quickset hidden time zone

Crown:  3 positions plus pusher

Position 0: Winding

Position 1: Setting date and moon phase

Position 2: Setting time

Pusher: Open/close dial panels

Water resistance: 30 meters/ 100 feet/ 3 ATM

Dial and Hands

Number of components: 3

Roman numerals

Sun-ray guilloche, Clous de Paris guilloche

Hands: 18K gold

Rollers

Hidden time zone: dual sliding embossed rollers

Hidden day/night: engraved and hand painted

Strap and buckle

Hand-sewn alligator strap with 18K gold tang buckle

 


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