Frequential One F110
CASE : DLC-treated grade 5 titanium and sapphire insert, 45 components, sapphire crystal back SIZE : 42x42mm
MOVEMENT : mechanical hand-winding (Caliber MCT-F1.0, 80 hour power reserve, twin barrel combined with a central balance wheel, Côtes de Genève finishing
FUNCTIONS : hours, minutes, power-reserve display
DIAL : anthracite gray, Côtes de Genève motif, hand-chamfered black dial appliques, white numerals and hourmarkers
STRAP : alligator leather with antiallergenic lining, hand-stitched double seam, titanium double-blade folding clasp
WATER RESISTANCE : 30m
Radically different ? While MCT’s famous prisms displaying the hours are replaced here by traditional hours and minutes hands, this original reading of time nonetheless remains true to the avant-garde spirit of MCT, as does the iconic case revisited in a 42 mm version. Based on an original creative concept, its new Manufacture movement is distinguished by a balance wheel positioned above the center of the dial. Centering the escapement (equipped with a variable-inertia balance wheel teamed with a Breguet terminal curve) involves shifting the transmission from beneath the movement to the center. This technical feat is accentuated by the aesthetic demands of the traditional hours and minutes displayed : guided by a ball bearing, the hand bushes (pipes) appear around the exterior of the central escapement and placed on ruby rollers. This clever perspective-based staging of the movement and its components exudes a sense of weightlessness. The depth effects and sense of lightness are magnified by the variety of colors and surface treatments, as well as by the contrasting finishing operations – brushed, polished, circulargrained, bead-blasted and Côtes de Genève – gracing the famous cross-shaped bridge. This resolutely technical content flaunts a modern elegance reinforced by the sapphire inlay enhancing the case middle and subtly integrated with the titanium layers. The undeniably mysterious personality of the Frequential One is also resolutely masculine.