More and more haute horlogerie brands are exhibiting their haute-ness to ensure that you realize that how generally will be not quite the same as other blessed watch authorities. Despite the fact that I would feel exceptionally terrified with a costly haute horlogerie watch on my wrist, there are most likely enough blessed individuals that don’t. During my excursion to Singapore recently, I have seen various haute horlogerie watches that truly struck me. I likewise asked why we didn’t have these watches nearer at home, in The Netherlands, Benelux or even the remainder of Europe. Yet, that idea entered my thoughts for a couple of moments. North-America, Asia, Russia and just a few pieces of Europe is the place where the money ‘is at‘. Or possibly to be spend on watches. Not here.
That’s really awful, on the grounds that I would truly very much want to see the Chapter One watch, made by three expert watchmakers for a pristine player available, called . These three expert watchmakers are Christophe Claret, Roger Dubuis, and Peter Speake-Marin. I need to concede that I just thought about previously and caught wind of . Nonetheless, a public statement of 8 pages (text!) contained a decent presentation of each of the three of the expert watchmakers and about , proprietor of Maitres du Temps.
These three expert watchmakers have been painstakingly assembled by Maitres du Temps. As Steven Holtzman said in a meeting with the , “Every one of the three watchmakers has a specific expertise. Mr. Claret has the limit and capacity to make a watch and come up with arrangements. Mr. Dubuis’s conventional viewpoint is from the old fashioned of Geneva watchmaking, and using his customary watchmaking experience implied we had the option to mix various perspectives. Mr. Speake-Marin’s capacity to set up and deal with the interaction, getting us contact with the correct providers and assisting us with the choices, was a characteristic fit. That we had the option to unite the three watchmakers resembled a fantasy for us.” The complete meeting can be perused at the , who additionally hold the copyrights of the interview.
Envisioned left to right: Mr. Peter Speake-Marin, Mr. Roger Dubuis, Mr. Christophe Claret, and Mr. Steven Holtzman.
The theory of is represented by a tree, with each branch addressing a new chance to work with new bosses, another coordinated effort, a future venture. What’s more, as the branches interlace and the tree proves to be fruitful, so another watch is rejuvenated. This way of thinking (or tree-image) implies we can expect some more horological ponders later on, made by other (or in various combinations) ace watchmakers. As a matter of fact, the Maitres du Temps as of now makes reference to that Chapter Two is being dispatched in 2009! Great!
As you can find in the image at the highest point of this article and the explode picture underneath, the principal piece from is, a combination of complications with tourbillon, mono-pusher chronograph, retrograde date, retrograde GMT, and two moving bars at 6 o’clock and 12 o’clock, showing the day of the week and period of the moon, individually. The development (type SHC02) of this watch comprises of 558 components and the instance of the watch (18ct red gold, 18ct white gold or titanium) comprises of 108 components. An outline of all specialized particulars of this watch can be found .
The Chapter One will be accessible in a couple of painstakingly chose shops, so kindly watch out for the for these spots in the event that you need to get a glimp of this glossy excellence. There might be 50 bits of the Chapter One and the rundown cost will be around 400.000 USD (barring VAT). You are most likely not in the financial business on the off chance that you are as of now watching out for a piece du haute horlogerie from Maitres du Temps. 😉
Jokes aside: myself and likely most perusers would purchase a cool German or Italian sportscar (or a permanent place to stay) for this measure of money and a pleasant Rolex or Audemars Piguet as an afterthought to go with it, yet for the affluent authority with a nose for haute horlogerie, the Chapter One is undoubtly the best approach to communicate this. It definately separates you from other blessed watch authorities with Patek Philippes or Vacheron Constantins loaded down with flawless complications.
Let me show you this delightful watch once more:
Thanks to Sylvia Gelton, Mary Beth Tomko and Steven Holtzman for furnishing me with all the Chapter One data. All photos are copyrighted by Maitres du Temps.