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Maîtres du Temps

CHAPTER ONE ROUND TRANSPARENCE:
NOT SEEING IS BELIEVING

MAÎTRES DU TEMPS IS PLEASED TO PRESENT CHAPTER ONE ROUND TRANSPARENCE,
A LIMITED EDITION OF 11 PIECES IN RED GOLD

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Transparence. The antithesis of ambiguity, it embodies clarity—freedom. Transparence is changing the world and the way we view time. Transparence reveals the handiwork of the master watchmaker: impeccably finished bridges, precisely beveled edges, and a symphony of mechanical complexity. Transparence unveils the heart and soul of a rare timepiece too alluring to cover up.

Chapter One Round Transparence is as stunning as it is revealing. The high precision, laser-etched sapphire dial invites you to discover the meticulously decorated movement and all its mechanical prowess and intricate inner workings.

 
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A tour of the dial reveals central coaxial hours, minutes, and chronograph 60-second counter; tourbillon and day of the week roller at 6 o’clock; retrograde GMT at 9 o’clock; 60-minute chronograph counter and precision moon phase roller at 12 o’clock; and retrograde date at 3 o’clock.

 
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The crystal clear sapphire dial is a work of art and high level precision engineering. The ultra-thin 0.40 mm sapphire is precisely laser-cut, then more than 20 tiny holes are laser-pierced for the anchors that fasten the indicies that mark the passage of time around the perimeter. The fastidious process of machining the multi-beveled minute track, which includes hand-painted Super-LumiNova indices illustrates that the level of detail in Transparence is not just limited to the movement. The meticulous process of fitting the tourbillon cage through the fine, nearly invisible, dial is reserved for only the most accomplished of watchmakers and the result is an extremely legible timepiece with a breathtaking view into mechanical mastery.

Equally notable is the addition of the precious metal finish chronograph bridge visible through the octagonal sapphire display back. Through a patented plating process, four precious metals belonging to the platinum family—platinum, rhodium, ruthenium, and palladium—combine to give the chronograph bridge its unique darkened appearance, which is only found in the Transparence collection.

“Transparence offers a glimpse into the world of the master watchmaker. The sapphire dial reveals the often-concealed inner workings of the timepiece and its high level of craftsmanship. Looking into the movement—the soul of the watch—gives one an appreciation of how the watch was created, the human hands that touched it, the ingenuity that formed it,” says Founder Steven Holtzman.

 
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A World-First Combination of Complications

Chapter One is a world-first combination of complications, comprising a tourbillon, mono-pusher chronograph, retrograde date, retrograde GMT, and two idiosyncratic rolling bars indicating the day of the week and phase of the moon.

Chapter One is a horological work of art, both inside and out. Long, flowing compound curves traverse the case, imparting a sense of nobility and power without leaving a trace of the complexity involved. The ease of both reading and adjusting Chapter One’s many indications disguises the fact that the micromechanical movement powering this masterpiece is crafted from 558 components. And the story of Chapter One continues . . .

 

 
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For press inquiries, please contact

Margaret Pane mpane@maitresdutemps.com
Mary Beth Tomko mbtomko@maitresdutemps.com

 
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Switzerland

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