The MastersPeter Speake-Marin, who worked with Mr. Claret on Chapter One, Chapter Two represents a second opportunity to express his knowledge of fine watchmaking's historical traditions and to convey his belief in its future.
Daniel Roth marks his half-century in watchmaking with his first collaboration for Maîtres du Temps, noting that, "It is totally unlike anything that any of us would have done alone but is the result of us working together."
The Timepiece To obtain the most efficient and reliable system possible for Chapter Two's groundbreaking movement, the mechanism for driving the rollers demanded a novel solution. The instantaneous change of both date and both rollers attests to the success of the new design.
Chapter Two features hours and minutes indicated by diamond-cut, solid gold hands, with seconds at 6 o'clock, date at 12 o'clock, and day and month spelled out on their respective rollers. The combination boasts legibility unprecedented in a triple-calendar wristwatch.
Chapter Two's tonneau case shape belies its complex architecture through the pure visual harmony of its form: the curves of the lugs match the flow of the case, while the day, date, and month correctors are engraved with their functions for operational clarity. Six anti-reflective sapphire crystals—three on the front and three on the caseback—provide unmatched visual access to both the indications and movement.