Roger Smith is one of the rare independent watchmakers who makes his own movements, dials, cases and uniquely uses the Daniels Co-Axial escapement. Having apprenticed with the master Dr. Daniels, Roger has been making his own watches for over 15 years starting with a pocketwatch and then the original Series 1, which was only made in 10 or 11 examples. The Series 2 is Roger's first serially produced wristwatch with the Daniels Co-axial escapement.
Living and working on the Isle of Man, in the middle of the Irish Sea, he is also away from the Swiss industry and all that entails. Almost unique in that Roger has never worked in Switzerland, which gives him a perspective unlike most other current watchmakers, even if they live and work outside of Switzerland.
British watchmaking at it's finest, in the Daniels method of handmaking watches by mastering the 34 disciplines required. We invite you to discover Roger's superb work. Only 10-12 watches emerge from the workshop on the Isle of Man annually. They are highly sought after by aficionados of the Independent Watchmaking arts.
Platinum Vianney Halter Janvier Classic equation of time moonphase self-winding watch. Limited to 12 pieces.
Thomas Prescher Triple Axis Tourbillon Watch
18K rose gold Thomas Prescher Flying triple axis tourbillon with constant force mechanism in the tourbillon cage. A manual wind, wholly conceived and developed inhouse caliber by Thomas. Featured here with a black onyx regulator style dial and their specially designed trigonal guilloché finished caliber.
Thomas was the first watchmaker to make a triple axis Tourbillon in a wristwatch in 2004, when he debuted it at the Baselworld fair in Switzerland to much astonishment. Never before had this been accomplished, and many said it wasn't possible!
Vianney Halter 18K WG Trio Watch
Vianney Halter 18K WG Trio which is classic VH design and execution with a Grande Date and Vianney's mystery rotor and inhouse caliber. The details of this watch case, dial and hands are superlative. The steampunk design is strong and Captain Nemo would almost certainly wear one of these!
Romain Gauthier 18K WG LOGICAL One Watch
Romain Gauthier's amazing new 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 fussee jewelled chain with a cam 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 in pictures 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 with a variety of dial options.