The Sequential Two – S200 : changing the face of time
MCT recently unveiled its new timepiece: the Sequential Two – S200. With its captivating displays and no-compromise design, the Sequential 200 reinforces MCT‘s lofty position in high-end contemporary watchmaking.
Read the time. Appreciate the time flow
MCT places a very high emphasis on design; design not just in the broader sense of the overall look of each timepiece, but also in meticulous attention to the tiniest of details. While often unnoticed, it is MCT‘s uncompromising design philosophy that sets them apart; that and of course their visually-arresting cases, innovative displays and high quality craftsmanship !
The Sequential Two − S200 features MCT‘s signature prism display, for the first time in a round case. The innovative time display and impeccably crafted case exhibit all of the key design elements that established the Swiss brand’s reputation, including a sapphire ring around the caseband.
Sequential Two‘s automatic winding movement was developed in-house by MCT‘s, which ensured that the movement exactly met expectations in terms of design, performance, finish and quality. The 18K gold micro-rotor enables a very slim movement and case, making for a comfortable fit on the wrist as well as harmoniously pleasing case proportions.
Highly legible hours are indicated by four modules, each comprising of five triangular prisms. The current hour is highlighted by an open ‘window’ in a ‘C-shape’ arc around the center of the dial, which is relief-engraved with “Manufacture Contemporaine du Temps” (MCT).
The ‘C-shape’ arc rotates sequentially 90° anticlockwise to highlight the new hour, while minutes are displayed 360° around the full perimeter of the dial. The combination of over-size hour numeral and central minutes offers an extremely legible time indication.
The lower mass of the micro-rotor requires less force than a traditional full-size rotor. Visible through the display back, the beautifully hand-finished black movement bridges offer an eye-catching contrast to the warm glow of the red gold eccentric weight, screws and mainspring charon.
While the black movement may appear at first glance to be ‘minimalist’, no fewer than 507 components required in its construction bear testimony to the complexity involved. The black of the bridges and plates serves to subtlety reinforce the hand finishing of the “côtes de Genève”, perlage and hand-beveled edges.
In just over a year, MCT has realized a comprehensive verticalization strategy and now controls all essential stages of their production process, including movement design through to final assembly. The Sequential Two − S200 is available in red gold with dark dial elements or white gold with light dial elements.
Excellent design in watchmaking has become much more important and MCT places a premium on superlative design. No comprise on design is an essential element of the MCT philosophy.