Pre-Baselworld 2015: Manufacture Contemporaine Du Temps Frequential One F110 Watch

By Jonathan Kopp

Today I’m really excited because one of my favorite brands, MCTWatches, has unveiled the new F110 watch which is part of their new Frequential Collection.

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This time don’t bother trying to find the iconic time reading display that was given by the use of prisms, it’s no longer there. For this new creation MCTWatches has chosen to come back to something more classical with two hands instead.

The overall design of the piece is very attractive with a roughly square case that reminds us of the Sequential One collection. This perfectly balanced 42 x 42mm case features various layers of titanium.

MCTWatches will please a greater number of enthusiasts. Indeed, if we return to the Sequential One, which is measured 45 x 45mm. So with this piece the Swiss Watch brand will reach a wider audience.

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The timepiece is made from Titanium Grade 5, polished, bead-blasted and brushed, with DLC treatment and featuring hours, minutes and a power reserve indicator at 12 O’clock. The latter is given by a little red arrow.

The piece is created with a very architectural design with the eye-catching balance wheel positioned in the middle of the watch, becoming the main attraction of the watch.

The 3D effect is given by the four bridges connected to the balance wheel which seems to be suspended. By looking through the sapphire glass the watch shows us the beautiful Côtes de Genève motif.

The new F110 seems very readable thanks to the markers that we can see all around the dial. Not to forget that the hours and minutes hands turn around the balance wheel, so you have no choice but to keep an eye on it. Those hands that are guided by a ball bearing are seen on the outside of the central escapement and placed on a ruby roller. That’s not usual as in general the hands are mounted on a simple axis that comes from the movement.

As on their other creations, this watch keeps a little strip of sapphire crystal in the caseband, in order to bring some light on the movement and the decoration.

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When turning the piece over, one can see through the sapphire crystal, the great finishing details and a well made full black Côtes de Geneve decoration. Also featured is the name of the calibre and brand logo.

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The watch is powered by the new calibre MCT-F1.0, manual hand-winding movement developed and made by MCT. This movement beats at a frequency of 18,000 A/h (2.5 Hz). Knowing that MCTs are the owners and creators of their own calibre, we can easily imagine the various development possibilities they have.

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This amazing new realisation from MCT comes with an Alligator “Carbon Black” strap with a double folding clasp in titanium. The F110 will be their most affordable timepiece and will be released in a limited run of 99 pieces with a price at around 44,500 CHF. For more info, please visit 

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Jonathan Kopp – Contributing Writer

Jonathan Kopp has an avid enthusiasm for timepieces of all genre, from vintage timepieces to modern Luxury Haute Horology. His preference goes to small and independent high-end watchmakers. He loves the difference rather than classicism, although if he admits to being in love with several ultra-classics pieces. Jonathan was caught by the passion for watchmaking there are almost 6 years. For about 5 years, he wanders in this industry and was Communication-Marketing-PR Consultant for several brands. He has worked for over 2 years as a freelance for the development of the Swiss brand Arthur Oskar Stampfli (AOSWatches). To keep in touch with Jonathan you can follow him on the various social networks: InstagramFacebook and TwitterRead his articles here.