MCT : Industrial architecture

Sequential One-S110
Case : grade 5 titanium and sapphire, transparent back, 43 parts Size : 45x45mm Movement : mechanical hand-wound (Calibre MCT-S1, 40-hour power reserve for each patented system), 471 parts, sapphire bridges Functions : jumping hours on prisms, patented circular minutes Water resistance : 30m Strap : hand-sewn linked calfskin, folding clasp

After the striking arrival of the MCT “UFO” on the watch planet in 2008, the Manufacture Contemporaine du Temps entered a new era last year with a solid shareholder base, an experienced and discerning management team, new production capacities on the road to vertical integration, along with several new models forecast for Baselworld 2014 and some already presented in 2013 – starting with Sequential One – S110 housing an exclusive in-house made calibre. After its initial striking impact, the powerful personality of this timepiece with its space-station like design is accentuated by its unusual sequential display of the hours by means of prisms at 12 o’clock, along with minutes appearing on a dedicated central three-quarter dial ring based on a patented system. This challenging structure comprises 47 parts for the titanium case and 471 for the exclusive movement, and this original Haute Horlogerie timepiece comes in four titanium versions, with or without a DLC coating. Contemporary time interpreted in fine style.

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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