Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Maîtres du Temps

Some interesting news from Maîtres du Temps: 

Taken from their press release:

'Maîtres du Temps is extremely pleased to announce that master watchmakers Kari Voutilainen and Andreas Strehler are developing Chapter Three. These two horological maestros join forces in developing and creating an original, innovative, world-premiere wristwatch with a completely new bespoke movement.

Kari Voutilainen, founder of Voutilainen timepieces and celebrated independent master watchmaker, is well known for his collection of decimal repeaters and Observatoire timepieces (the latter was awarded the 2007 Grand Prix de Gèneve award for Best Men's Watch) and for his new line of Vingt-8 models. Largely considered one of the most innovative and influential independents of our time, Voutilainen began developing Maîtres du Temps’ proprietary movement for Chapter Three in 2008, which is the first movement he has developed for another brand.

Andreas Strehler, well known for his work as an independent master watchmaker and the brand that bears his name, ingenious constructor, creator of the Opus 7, plus his own Papillon model, joined the Chapter Three project in March 2010. Strehler is closely collaborating with Voutilainen to develop the technical interface between movement, complication, and case, as well as innovative production methods.

“It has taken us almost three years to create this masterpiece, and it is amazing to see how it has evolved. The interaction between the watchmakers during the evolution of the project's development is exciting. There is great synergy with this watchmaking tour de force, and the true spirit of the independents shines through in this ground-breaking new timepiece,” says Steven Holtzman, founder of Maîtres du Temps.'

We will keep you updated once we have more information on the new watch. I am sure it will be just as awesome as their past releases. 

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Mr. Voutilainen and Mr.  Strehler

Photograph: Maitres du Temps

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