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Chapter One

The ease of both reading and adjusting Chapter One’s many indications disguises the fact that this is a world-first combination of complications crafted from 558 components. No other wristwatch has featured a tourbillon with mono-pusher column wheel chronograph, retrograde date, and retrograde GMT, as well as moon phase and day of the week on their own rolling bars. Long, flowing compound curves traverse the case while scintillating laser-pierced moon and stars on the outer roller of the moon phase indicator add to its stellar elegance.

The first watch from new brand Maitres du Temps is the Chapter One and it's practically a book unto itself. The new brand was founded by Steven Holtzman the ex-distributor of Roger Dubuis in North America and will showcase designs from Christophe Claret, Roger Dubuis and Peter Speake-Marin.

Their first model is the Chapter One which is thickly stuffed with complications including a tourbillon, mono-pusher chronograph, retrograde date, retrograde GMT, and two rolling bars at 6 o'clock and 12 o'clock, indicating the day of the week and phase of the moon. A small window between the day roller and tourbillon allows a peek at the gyrating tourbillon cage. The watch is done in an 18K red gold case and has some pretty hefty dimension, 62.60 mm x 45.90 mm

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. 

The two rollers work simultaneously with the time, date, GMT, and chronograph and are large enough to be easily read and small enough to be ultra-light and homogeneous with the case. 

A small window between day roller and tourbillon allows a unique view of the superbly finished gyrating tourbillon cage. 

Mirror-polished angled surfaces bring the multi-level dial to life, and even the locking corrector pushers are from curves meeting at an imaginary point to follow the graceful flow of the case. 

Manual-wind mechanical movement, one-minute tourbillon, mono-pusher chronograph, retrograde date indicator, retrograde GMT indicator, day of the week indication on roller, patented precise moon phase indication on roller. 

Central hands indicating hours and minutes 
Central chronograph counterpoised second hand 
60-minute counter at 12 o’clock 
Retrograde date at 3 o’clock 
Retrograde GMT at 9 o’clock 
One-minute tourbillon at 6 o’clock 
Day of the week indication on roller at 6 o’clock 
Patented precise moon phase indication on roller at 12 o’clock 


Two-position winding crown: pushed in to wind the watch; pulled out to set the time 
Chronograph: start/stop/return-to-zero function activated by single pusher in the crown 

Date corrector at 2 o’clock 
Day of the week corrector at 4 o’clock 
Moon phase corrector at 8 o’clock 
GMT corrector at 10 o’clock 

Calibre SHC02:
Dimensions: 51.3 mm x 31.6 mm 
Number of components: 558 
Number of jewels: 58 
Power reserve: 60 hours 
Tourbillon rotation: 60 seconds 
Balance frequency: 21,600 vph (3 Hz)

18K red gold 
Number of components: 104 
Dimensions: 62.60 mm x 45.90 mm 
Sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective coating 
Display back: sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective coating 
High polish and satin finishes on compound-curve surfaces 
Correctors with integrated locking system 

18K gold 
Number of components: 7 
Multi-faceted and beveled 
Printed Roman numerals 
Engine-turned sun-ray guilloche 
Red counterpoised chronograph hand 
Blue sword-shaped hands for chronograph counter, hour, minute, date, and GMT 

Day barrel: anodized anticorodal finished aluminum 
Moon phase barrel: anodized anticorodal finished aluminum inside a matte anodized cover with laser-pierced moon and stars 
Window between day roller and tourbillon 

Alligator strap with 18K red gold deployant buckle