Romain Gauthier's amazing watch, that propels him more into the rarified world of top end Independent Watchmakers. This tour de force, is a micro mechanical engineering marvel featuring several never been done before complications, that aid in efficiency and mechanical superiority. The first is the use of a jewelled chain with a cam (similar principle as a chain & fussee) for a constant torque mechanism and the second is a ratchet winding system for the synthetic sapphire sided main spring barrel. These features of the winding and mainspring help in reducing friction, a watchmaking nemesis! Add to this the exceedingly high level of traditional hand finishing found in the Vallee de Joux and one is presented with a superlative piece.
Presented here also is the platinum case with optional white enamel dial. It is also available in 18K WG with the gold frosted bridges and the option of a guilloche dial. The platinum was limited to only 20pcs and is sold out. The WG variant is available to order.
Also available in a Titanium case starting at $122,100 with a variety of dial options.
Romain Gauthier Insight Micro Rotor Watch
Romain Gauthier's latest amazing watch, that continues to show the world his position within the rarified world of top end Independent Watchmakers. This is another micro-mechanical engineering marvel featuring a bi-directional micro rotor of 22K gold fitted with a friction-minimising, wear resistant ruby bearing that aids in efficiency and and a double mainspring barrel in series for more constant power to the regulator i.e. better rate over varying states of wind. Finished with a hand done enamel dial. The exceedingly high level of traditional hand finishing found in the Vallee de Joux and one is presented with a superlative piece.
In a Titanium case with a variety of dial options. Also available in Limited Edition 18K RG $85,800 or Limited Edition Platinum case $96,800
Romain Gauthier Prestige HM Watch
18K white gold Romain Gauthier Prestige HM manual wind inhouse caliber watch. Designed by Romain and hand built in his workshops, this modern yet classical Valle de Joux piece is made in tiny quantities by master craftsmen using centuries old hand finishing techniques. Designed from an engineers standpoint, Romain uses several elements in his wheel design that improve them and his use of curved slots in all his screws insure no one slips and ruins the finishing when assembling or servicing a piece of his.