Maestoso’s high-precision regulator follows in the wake of 18th century marine chronometers. These antique timepieces featured incredibly accurate pivoted detent escapements that enabled the calculation of longitude for safe navigation at sea. Maestoso breathes new life into this historical regulator by optimising its design and functionality specifically for the wristwatch.
Maestoso has written a new chapter in the history of Haute Horlogerie. And the challenge? To equip a wristwatch with a traditional detent escapement, a mechanism usually designed to run in a perfectly stabilized position, and which, thanks to its sublime beauty, manages to eclipse the tourbillon.
Enabling the mechanism to operate in all the positions that wearing a wristwatch entails – without resorting to the convenience of a modern, shorter detent – is a genuine gamble, pulled off via the three patents and a series of additional innovative systems. To prevent the detent from turning over, an anti-pivot cam, integral to the spring balance, works in conjunction with the safety finger. To cope with the risks of over-banking, a flexible thrust bearing fitted on the wheel and connected to the balance absorbs any excess energy.
Christophe Claret has also endowed the watch with a constant force, guaranteeing stable energy and amplitude throughout the power reserve.
Movement Caliber: DTC07, mechanical hand-wound Dimensions: Diameter: 31 mm, Height: 8.60 mm (without hands) Number of components: 301 Number of jewels: 44 Power reserve 80+ hours Two mainspring barrels, each with two superimposed springs Escapement Detent in grade 5 titanium Frequency: 2 Hz (14,400 Vib/h) Balance-wheel with countersunk screws Cylindrical balance-spring Anti-over-banking security device Escapement mounted on a shock-absorbing bridge Stop seconds Regulator with micrometric adjustment via curved staff Case Dimensions: Ø44 x 13.59 mm Water resistance: 3 ATM / 30 m / 100 ft
Hour and minute display
Constant force at 4 o'clock
Charles X style skeletonized stepped bridges
CHF 178,000 5N Red Gold & Anthracite Case CHF 182,000 White Gold & Anthracite Case CHF 186,000 5N Red Gold Case
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