MCT Sequential One S110, not your ordinary watch

As a successor to their earlier Sequential One timepiece, MCT have now presented the next evolutionary step, in the form of the Sequential One S110 watch. The original Sequential One was designed by Eric Giroud, and it successfully combined classic and contemporary visual features. The new model offers a sportier look compared to the original Sequential One, but keeps the complexity of the dial itself. This skeleton dial offers a chance to admire all the intricacies of the movement. Namely, the timepiece features a different way of indicating time, with rotating disc for minutes and a system of triangular prisms displaying the hours. Not something you hear every day, that’s for sure, but it only sounds complicated.

Let’s start with the minutes indicator. At the center of the dial, we can notice the ¾ circle display, which shows minutes. The whole indicator rotates, while the minute pointer shows what minute it is. The missing quarter of this indicator faces one of the 4 hour indicators. Now, this is the part where this watch really excels. Each of the four indicators is represented by a group of 5 triangular prisms, which rotate to show the current hour. Another prominent feature of the dial is the x-shaped bridge, which enhances the unique style of this watch. Finally, the dial is separated into two parts by a sapphire crystal, which is also noticeable from the side of the watch.

Stainless steel version

All this neat technology is packed inside a Grade 5 titanium case, measuring 45 mm. This cushion-shaped case comes in two versions, with or without DLC black coating. The one with that particular feature is further accentuated with red details on the dial, case, as well as the stitching on the strap. The stainless steel-only model features the black with stainless steel color scheme. On both of the cases we can find sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. As for the water resistance, 3 ATM (30 meters) isn’t particularly impressive, but it certainly should be enough. After all, the watch certainly doesn’t have any pretensions towards the water world.

Inside the watch, there is a mechanical hand-wound movement, the caliber S110, beating at 18,000 vibrations per hour. This in-house movement comprises of 471 parts, and has a power reserve of about 40 hours. The functions of the movement include the sequential indication of hours, as seen by the system of prisms on the dial, jumping minutes, and also small seconds. Interestingly, MCT hold a patent for minute disc rotation which accumulates energy, a very nifty feature.

The Sequential One S110 is completed with a sleek black leather strap, hand-sewn. It’s made of calfskin lined with hypoallergenic leather. Depending on the version of the watch, the strap features stitching either in gray or red, matching the case details. Finally, we find here a safety folding clasp, made of titanium. The strap itself makes a good companion for the case, style-wise. And also it keeps the attention on the dial, which definitely deserves it.

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