Maîtres du Temps
Maîtres du Temps has its origin in a determination to transform a dream into reality—a dream of bringing together contemporary watchmaking’s greatest creative geniuses in unique collaborations. The vision of Maîtres du Temps is to inspire the creation of timepieces that will synthesize the traditional crafts of haute horlogerie with the artistry of today’s foremost horological visionaries. The story of Maîtres du Temps begins with Chapter One, developed by legendary watchmakers Christophe Claret and Peter Speake-Marin. Chapter One is a landmark achievement in harmonious complexity, combining a one-minute tourbillon, a mono-pusher chronograph, a 60-minute counter, a retrograde date and GMT display, and two innovative rollers located at the 6 and 12 o’clock positions indicating, respectively, the day of the week and phase of the moon. Chapter One is available in either a classic tonneau-styled case or an architecturally inspired round case—both versions displaying complete mastery of high-end watchmaking. When a team of watchmakers is selected from among the best in the world, extraordinary things are expected. Master watchmakers Peter Speake-Marin and Daniel Roth exceeded expectations in developing Chapter Two, a timepiece of both unmatched beauty and remarkable technical sophistication. Chapter Two breaks new horological ground in presenting the world’s most legible triple calendar mechanical wristwatch. The big date display is located at 12 o’clock, with the day of the week and month fully spelled out on rollers. 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.