Maîtres du Temps Chapter Three

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Maîtres du Temps Chapter Three

Postby koimaster » June 24th 2017, 12:30pm

Today’s watch may not be a new one, having been launched at Baselworld 2012, but the Maîtres du Temps collection, which partnered renowned watchmakers to create a single watch, is still a scarce beast. To see one ‘in the wild’ is unusual, so having been given this opportunity, I wanted to share some photos and thoughts with you about the third member of the collection.

The watch’s full official name is ‘Maîtres du Temps Chapter Three Reveal’. A travel watch, it was a collaboration between Kari Voutilainen and Andreas Strehler, under the creative direction of Maîtres du Temps founder Steven Holtzman. As was with Chapters One and Two that preceded it, it also uses cylindrical rollers, but more about that later.


Its dial is decorated with a radiating sunray guilloché motif. Its functions, along with the central hours and minutes and small seconds (at 8 o’clock), are date, moon phase (4 o’clock), hidden day-night display on a roller, and hidden GMT display on rollers. Both sub dials have a Clous de Paris guilloché pattern and their functions indicated by small nameplates.

The second time zone (GMT) and day-night indicator are hidden behind panels at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock, and displayed on the rollers. You can ‘reveal’ (of the name) these indications on demand by pressing on the crown, but to set the time/ GMT, you need to first depress the pusher button at 9 o’clock to activate/ deactivate the coupling mode i.e. it determines whether the GMT rollers are synchronised to the time when you set it. ... ter-three/


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