While the concept is unchanged, namely to propose masterpieces of watchmaking developed with some of the profession's leading lights, Maîtres du Temps now intends to consolidate its three current models and invest in production.
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Next year's Baselworld will see the unveiling, by Maîtres du Temps, of Chapter Three. Kari Voutilainen has been working on this new timepiece since 2008, joined last year by Andreas Strehler. Until then, and with patents pending, this next chapter remains a closely-guarded secret.
What could be more natural than for a master watchmaker wishing to launch his brand to do so under his own name as a pledge of expertise? Particularly when the majority "cut their teeth" working for the sector's leading firms.
From its first incarnation with a barrel-shaped case, Chapter One from Maîtres du Temps now lends itself to a round case that is “architecturally-inspired,” in the words of this association of watchmakers, and still with the same fascinating combination of complications.
After Chapter 1, Chapter 2 continues the Maîtres du Temps story with an instantaneous triple calendar with large date. Roger Dubuis, Daniel Roth and Peter Speake-Marin are the master-watchmakers behind this latest instalment. Skipping ahead, the next episode, currently in preparation, will be… Chapter 6.