An interesting take on a time-only dress watch by the Swiss boutique brand known for exceptional mechanics and finishings.
Romain Gauthier Prestige HMS Stainless Steel
There was quite a number of stunning meteorite-dial watches in the last five years. With two or three hands, slim elegant cases in precious metals, and a colorful meteorite textures, – they often tended to play the same old trick, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong about it. The Romain Gauthier Prestige HMS Stainless Steel, on the other hand, is all about taking the off-beaten path. For starters, look at this beautiful 43-mm steel case. It is the first steel watch produced in series by Romain Gauthier, and its crown is hidden on the reverse side so you can pull it out when needed, but the perfectly circular shape of the case remains intact.
The crown is hidden on the reverse side so you can pull it out only when needed
The manually-wound in-house calibre 2206 HMS, driving the off-centered hours and minutes as well as small seconds at 5, is hand-finished to the highest haute horlogerie standards. It features black bridges, rhodium-treated wheels, a trademark balance wheel, and a triangular pallet lever. The dial is made of an iron meteorite discovered in 1931 at the Henbury crater, Australia. The Romain Gauthier Prestige HMS Stainless Steel is complemented by a black alligator strap.
The in-house calibre 2206 HMS provides a pleasant visual contrast of black bridges and rhodium-treated wheels