iW’s Watch of the Day: Maîtres du Temps

September 18, 2014

Inspired by New York’s iconic Empire State Building and its Art Deco aesthetic, Maîtres du Temps Chapter Two Classique features a unique instantaneous triple calendar with big date and high precision display cylinders. The timepiece is powered by a caliber SHC01 movement featuring a goblet-shaped rotor and pannier guilloche.

“The goblet symbolizes the spirit of collaboration,” founder of Maîtres du Temps Steven Holtzman said. “It is the vessel where each of our Atelier watchmaker’ contribution is combined into a superb blend of talents and passions. The result is rich and unique.”

Housing the movement, a gold case measuring 58 millimeters in length by 42 millimeters in width. Its black dial features an opaline surface finish and includes diamont-cut applied hour indicators in gold and a big date aperture at noon. Day and month indication are found on either end of the timepiece, and are displayed on manganese, aluminum cylinders.

The timepiece is finished with a black hand-sewn alligator strap with matching gold deployment buckle.