CH-2301 La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland)
Maîtres du Temps, Atelier d’Horlogerie
Picture the world’s most exclusive atelier which would create the most unparalleled masterpieces that will synthesize the traditional crafts of haute horlogerie with the artistry of today’s foremost horological visions.
The driving force behind Maîtres du Temps is Steven Holtzman, a man with nearly three decades of experience in the watch industry. Holtzman is the catalyst bringing together the know-how of the finest master artisans and melting it with his own team in this unique atelier.
Each chapter in the Maîtres du Temps story is a symbiosis of experience, influence, art, craft, and technique, all harmoniously encapsulated in a single watch.
The symbol chosen for Maîtres du Temps—a tree with innumerable branches—reflects the fertile nature of the brand's creative process. The image of the tree represents the evolution of Maîtres du Temps through the passage of time, with each branch representing a new collaboration, a new meeting of hearts and minds, and bearing astonishing timepieces.
The level of technical and design sophistication achieved by Maîtres du Temps has rarely been seen in watchmaking. It is the result of the right combination of people sharing a bold vision. “We do it by not accepting second best and by constantly designing and re-designing,” says Holtzman. “We are continually faced with different choices, and the decision each time is to not compromise on quality, finish, or design. In this way, Maîtres du Temps is able to offer remarkable timepieces crafted by remarkable people.”
“What we’re looking for is creativity, ingenuity, and craftsmanship,” Holtzman explains. “In assembling our teams of masters, we traveled throughout Switzerland and Europe, meeting amazingly talented craftsmen. Each master brings a new perspective and his own strengths, so by teaming up these gifted individuals, we can create something very special.”
“When I see someone wearing a Maîtres du Temps watch, I feel proud and happy. This is ultimately the only genuine sign that everything we do actually has a purpose.”