Manufacture Contemporaine du Temps or MCT is back in the game, as we told you last week when we reported about two unique pieces from the MCT Main de Maitre collection. Now they released the first images of the new Sequential One S110, which has to the looks of a sporty brother of the classic Sequential One.
It features the same intriguing way to display time, by means of a rotating minute register, rotating prisms with the hours, showing a jumping hour and a central minute hand. Sounds complicated? It is, but it isn’t complicated to read the time. Click through to read how it all works.
But before I’ll tell how it works, let us first take a look at the stunning case. The top and bottom half are divided by a sapphire mid section, that allows light to fall onto the movement and all moving time-telling parts. This gives a very unique display and, when wearing one, it is always a pleasure to look at your wrist.
Below you can see that it’s roughly 12:05. The central minute hand indicates the minutes on a rotating/jumping minute register. When the hour changes, the minute register jumps, so the next hour display – there are four hour displays around the dial – is free for your eye. Below you can see the opening in the minute register, that shows the hours at the 12 o’clock position. So when the minute hand reaches “60” the entire ensemble makes a jump. Before that happens five prisms rotate to show the correct hour.
Besides this black DLC coated version, there’s a blank titanium version. Rest assured, we will report about these new models, live from Baselworld. I’m looking forward to seeing the new models and I’m glad MCT is back in the game!
For more information, please visit the MCT website.
This article is written by Frank Geelen, executive editor for Monochrome Watches.