MCT Sequential Two-S200: Before the release of the sequential two-S200 at Baselworld 2014, I think it is safe to say that MCT’S preferred case shape was a square one, which can be seen on the Sequential One-S100. However, the new Sequential Two S200 sports a circular formation which expertly houses MCT’s very DNA fashioned in timeless hues of black and white-gold.
The Sequential S200 reinforces MCTs lofty position in high-end contemporary watchmaking through use of impressive design. Every model in their collection is immediately identifiable as MCT through the use of distinctive lugs, sapphire crystal ring around the case band and of course the eye-catching time display.
MCT’s vertical production differentiates them from the majority of small high-end brands in that MCT controls the production process rather than outsourcing its manufacture to third party suppliers. It would appear for the ambitious, young watch manufacturer, in house production is essential and for me this is what makes MCT all the more intriguing.
MCT have integrated their parent company ‘Cage Holdings’, who developed MCT’s first movement for the Sequential One and also the MCT-S2 automatic movement. Dually required for the mechanically captivating movement is a uni-directional 18-carat gold micro-rotor enabling a very slim fit, which utilises less force to rotate than a conventional rotating weight.
Black hour modules enable highly legible over-sized numerals without overshadowing the modest 60 minute scale and monogrammed crown. Each of the four alabaster background hour modules positioned at; 12 o’clock, 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock, comprises of five synonymous triangular prisms which rotate to display one of three numbers. The current hour is indicated by the open mouth of the ‘C-shape’ that rotates at the centre of the dial. Additionally, the inscribed white-gold ‘C-shape’ masks the non-current hours. The current hour displays sequentially in an anti-clockwise direction.
The 507 component movement is finished with hand polished bevels, perlage and in a customary fashion, côtes de Genève (Geneva Wave). The timepiece uses the latest advancements in teeth profiles on the gears. The high-efficiency gears mean less energy wanted in friction losses, higher and more consistent power to the regulator for higher precision and a longer power reserve.
Visible through the display back is the movement bridge which offers a high contrast backdrop to the red-gold of the rotor, gear train, jewels and mainspring chaton. The Sequential S200’s movement oscillates at 18,000vph and possess an impressive 40-hour power reserve.
The 44.6mm x 14.5mm case itself is 18-carat white gold and features a box-form sapphire crystal. The bezel has been replaced with stepped-down sapphire crystal to maximise visible access and light exposure. The timepiece is secured to its anti-allergy, inner lined alligator strap via distinctive gold MCT lugs. While most timepieces can be likened to pieces of art and believe me when I say most of them are, I think this timepiece is very much befitting to an enthusiast whom is appreciative of architecture and engineering as the Sequential S200 displays all the unapologetic traits of sophisticated timekeeping.
The MCT Sequential Two-S200 is available in pink or white 10-carat gold, which is limited to 99 pieces of each, as well a limited black DLC coated variations too. For more information on the Sequential Two-S200, visit the official MCT website.
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