Pre-Baselworld: 2017 MCT Dodekal One D110

A brand like MCT doesn’t introduce an entirely new model often. Their watches are highly complicated and the brand itself relatively small. This guarantees exclusivity but puts a natural cap on how large the collection can be.

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But when a brand like MCT does come with a new model, you can count on it that it will blow you away. That is for sure the case with the new MCT Dodekal One D110. Just like the MCT Sequential One and Two does it feature a digital hour display. Where the Sequential One had to turn louvers on the sides of the watch, the Dodekal One D110 displays it in the center.

Don’t be fooled, though, by the digital look of it, this watch is a mechanical masterpiece. One of the focal points of MCT was to make this watch very robust and reliable. They achieved this by guiding the different parts that indicate the correct hour by a plate underneath the display.

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As complex as the Dodekal One D110 is, so easy is it to read the time. An hour in the middle, and a red hand moving around it to indicate the minutes. MCT continued this simplicity into the rest of the design of the watch. The digital hour display is placed in something that resemblance a port hole, connected cross ways to the case of the watch. The 43mm cushion case is quite large, but MCT uses all this real estate in a beautiful way, and short lugs increase the level of wearing comfort.

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Talking about those lugs: they are slightly bent and twisted, much like the elegant lugs that grace watches in the 1950’s. It does not make the Dodekal One D110 classic, vintage or even retro, but just adds yet another nice detail to a very impressive watch. Of course, the movement is made completely in-house by MCT and features a micro-rotor, crafted from 18K gold, and providing the watch with a power reserve of 50 hours.

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