Alex Gate lost his father (Sterling) at a young age. Over time, Alex became obsessed with time-keeping and, like his father, studied horology - the art & science of measuring time & the making of timepieces. Along with his fathers long-time best friend & business partner, Max Copeland, Alex now runs Aeternus (Latin: Eternal) Time - the very successful watch company that was started by Sterling & Max. When Max informs Alex of a technology he and Sterling had been working on, Alex informs Max of a revolutionary invention of his own. For a number of reasons, these revelations come at a very crucial time in both of their lives.