Maîtres Du Temps unveils its first timepiece—Chapter One—in Asia

September 2008

Maîtres du Temps, a new haute horlogerie brand, has announced the completion of an extremely successful ten-day tour around Asia, which is one of the most important regions for luxury brands. The tour followed the global launch of Maîtres du Temps in Geneva, Switzerland.


Steven Holtzman, founder of Maîtres du Temps, was accompanied on the Asia tour by legendary watchmaker Mr. Roger Dubuis, one of three master watchmakers behind the creation of Chapter One. The Asian series of presentations of Chapter One—the inaugural timepiece by Maîtres du Temps—began in Hong Kong and continued on to Taipei, Singapore, Shanghai and Beijing.

In each location, selected watch collectors, enthusiasts and members of the press were invited to an exclusive cocktail hour and dinner where they met with Mr. Roger Dubuis and had an intimate opportunity to examine and discuss Chapter One.

Chapter One is a world-class combination of complications and is the result of a unique collaboration between master watchmakers Mr. Christophe Claret, Mr. Roger Dubuis and Mr. Peter Speake-Marin. Chapter One features a manual-wind mechanical movement, one-minute tourbillon, mono-pusher chronograph, retrograde date indicator, retrograde GMT indicator, day of the week indication on roller and a patented precise moon phase indication on roller.


Chapter One’s tonneau-shaped case is available in a limited edition of 11 pieces each in red gold, white gold and titanium.

The first models are expected to arrive in Hong Kong this fall and will retail for approximately US$395,000—making it one of the world’s most expensive first timepieces from a new brand.

Maîtres du Temps
Founded and created by Steven Holtzman, Maîtres du Temps, based in Geneva, Switzerland, is a new haute horlogerie brand whose concept is to develop innovative, interesting and exclusive timepieces through collaborations of the world’s most accomplished independent master watchmakers. Each limited edition mechanical masterpiece is the symbiosis of the experience, art and technique of the craftsmen assembled for each collection.

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