GMT Time – MCT: Sequential Two S220 Bronze, Back to the bronze age

Sequential TwoS220 Bronze

CASE : bronze

DIAMETER : 44.60mm

MOVEMENT : MCT-S2, self-winding, 50h power reserve

FUNCTIONS : sequential hours, minutes

DIAL : black

STRAP : calfskin leather



The powerful, robust and all-conquering Sequential Two S220 Bronze raises the bar extremely high in terms of design and technical sophistication. Forged from this age-old alloy, it unites the sensual patina of time with the post-modern architecture of its dial.

Embodying a fascinating temporal paradox, between an oxidized case and a movement released from traditional limits, the Sequential Two S220 Bronze redefines the codes of retro-futurist horology. A watch for “steampunk” adventurers or an original timepiece for everyday wear, the S220 Bronze embodies the encounter between the time-honored expertise of bronze metallurgy and contemporary watchmaking innovation. Bronze has been mastered by humankind for 5,000 years and flaunts a wealth of assets. Anti-magnetic and resistant to wear, deformation as well as corrosion by water, it is extremely robust. To endow the colossal 44.6 mm case of the Sequential Two S220 Bronze with its its distinctive patina, MCT has developed a dedicated process serving to stabilize the oxidation of bronze. This innovative technique consists in soaking the case for several minutes in a metal oxide solution 90% diluted in water heated to 35°C, before immediately rinsing it in hard water. In order to stop oxidation in its tracks, the MCT artisans then apply a top layer of liquid silicon oxide (SiOX) that is air-dried for 24 hours so as to “freeze” the sought-after patina in time.

The movement is all about postmodernism. The sequential display of the hours is provided by four rotating modules each comprising five prisms, while the minutes are indicated by a hand on an outer disc. This fascinating show offers a combination of originality and legibility in this 10-piece limited edition gifting bronze a one-way ticket to the future.

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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