Master watchmakers join forces to create new movement.
Maîtres du Temps, the home to fine watchmaking, has announced that two of its master watchmakers, Kari Voutilainen and Andreas Strehler, have joined forces to work on a new complication.
The duo are developing their Chapter Three movement, which will be unveiled as an original, world-premiering wristwatch with a completely bespoke movement.
Voutilainen, founder of Voutilainen timepieces and celebrated independent master watchmaker, is well known for his collection of decimal repeaters and Observatoire timepieces (the latter won 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.
Strehler is known for his work as an independent master watchmaker. He created Harry Winston’s Opus 7, alongside has his own Papillon model. He joined the Chapter Three project in March last year and now works closely with Voutilainen to develop the technical interface between movement, complication, and case, as well as innovative production methods.
Steven Holtzman, founder of Maîtres du Temps, said "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."