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Pre Baselworld 2015: MCT Frequential One F110

by Nick Gould on March 17, 2015

For Baselworld 2015, Manufacture Contemporaine du Temps – MCT is introducing a new range of watches to complement their successful Sequential collection. Introducing the Frequential range and the first watch in the new collection: The MCT Frequential One F110.

On first glance, the watch looks like it was made for the X-Men. This gives it a cool factor right away.  With the balance wheel in the centre of the watch, supported by the arms in each corner, it creates an X like shape.  This is definitely a visually appealing watch.  MCT wanted to create a watch that featured a centrally suspended balance wheel, while displaying the hours and minutes.

This central escapement, with its Swiss pallets, boasts a variable-intertia balance wheel married with a Breguet terminal curve – a combination that offers increased accuracy of timekeeping.

F110_Black_Closeup_Front (R)

MCT Frequential One F110, featuring a centrally suspended balance wheel

The watch displays the hours and minutes, and  the power reserve indicator is located at the 12 o’clock position. The hour and minute hands are guided, by a ball bearing, seen on the outside of the central escapement and placed on a ruby roller.

F110_Black_Soldat_3.4 (R)

Extension of the Circle: The Hour and Minute hands run on a ball bearing guided by a ruby roller

A number of finishing techniques have been used throughout the movement ranging most classical to the most high-tech: brushed, polished, stippled, bead-blasted, & Cotes de Genève.  The movement is the MCT-F1.0, which is hand wound and features two barrels.

F110_Black_Closeup_Back (R)

MCT-F1.0 Movement: Hand Wound  Movement with 2 Barrels

The watch is 42mm in size and the classic cushion form case is made from Titanium and has been treated with DLC Coating.

To complete the watch it comes on a “Carbon Black Alligator” Strap with a double deployment buckle in Titanium.

Technical Details

MOVEMENT
MCT-F1.0 mechanical manual hand-winding movement,
developed and assembled by MCT. Ø 33.30 x
33.30mm, H 10.00 mm. 279 pieces. Double barrels and
central upper balance. Bridges hand-chamfered and
adorned with “Côtes de Genève” . Traditional Breguet
terminal curve. Frequency 18,000 A/h (2.5Hz). Power
reserve. 33 Jewels.
WATER RESISTANCE
30 meters / 3 ATM / 100 feet.

FUNCTIONS
Hours, Minutes, Power reserve.
CASE
42.00 x 42.00mm, H 14.00 mm in centre and, 6.9 mm
on the edges. Crafted from Titanium Grade 5 with
DLC treatment. Composed of 45 parts.
GLASS
Front cambered crystal made of sapphire with double
anti-reflective treatment. Rear crystal made of sapphire
with anti-reflective on the inside side. Middle
crystal made of sapphire.
DIAL
Dark grey dial plate adorned with “Côtes de Genève”.
Black dial-train made of 4 hand-chamfered appliques,
white indexes and numerals.
STRAP
Alligator “Carbon Black”, double hand stitched with
anti-allergic inner leather. Double deployment clasp in
Titanium Grade 5, composed of 18 parts.

GENERAL WARRANTY
3 years MCT Manufacturer’s Warranty.

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