The Masters of Time, also known as Maȋtres du Temps, is an initiative by Steven Holtzman to bring master watchmakers together to create masterful timepieces. Holtzman is an industry veteran, with 25 years in the sales and distribution of watches in the USA.
What they have created is a 558-component horological first, combining a tourbillon (at 6 o’clock), monopusher chronograph, retrograde date (at 3 o’clock) and retrograde GMT (at 9 o’clock) with unique moonphase (at 12 o’clock) and day-of-the-week (at 6 o’clock) on rollers.
The rollers, perhaps reminiscent of Claret’s work on the Jean Dunand Shabaka, were a challenge to execute, being that they must be powered at an unusual angle.
(Source: Watch Tribune)