Witness One is a resolutely singular men’s watch created by Manufacture Rodolphe Cattin.
The openworked Tourbillon movement heights the depth effect created by the gear wheels and the pure mechanics of the movement, already dictated by the absence of a dial. The finely sandblasted surfaces, bevelled and diamond-polished hands, black gold-treated bridges are exactly the kind of finishes that forge the character of MRC timepieces.
Finally, the Tourbillon placed at 6 o’clock and marking off the seconds dominates the front, while the three-arm “octopus spring” operating the pull-out piece, click and lever governs the movement visible through the caseback.
Hand-wound tourbillon Calibre MRC800, 21,600 vph, 19 jewels, lever escapement, skeletonised plate and bridges, 72-hour power reserve
Hours, minutes and seconds
Steel, 18K white gold or 5N 18K pink gold, 45 mm
Cambered anti-reflective sapphire crystal and transparent caseback
Water-resistant to 30 m / 3 ATM
Polished and blued facetted hands
Seconds hand on the tourbillon at 6 o’clock
Black alligator with folding clasp matching the case