Romain Gauthier Insight Micro-Rotor: A Graceful Disguise

07.05.2019

The Heritage Collection greets new models in white gold. The 39.5mm watch is available in three 10-piece limited editions with oven-fired white, black or blue enamel.


Powering the watch is a finely-finished in-house automatic calibre that has been built from the ground and features a double mainspring barrel with 80 hours of power reserve and a bidirectional white gold micro-rotor. Visible dial side and through the display back, this oscillating weight turns smoothly between two bridges, each fitted with a friction-minimizing, wear-resistant ruby bearing. Sweeping around the centre of the dial are the small seconds surrounded by the hour-minute subdial at 12 o’clock, beating balance at 6 o’clock and, the swaying micro-rotor, framed within a circular cut-out in the mainplate at 9. 


The mainplate has been hand-frosted then treated with rose gold, and it is this golden tone and matte finishing that make the straight-grained, palladium-treated bridges visually pop. Like the mainplate, the bridges on the back of the movement are rose gold-treated and decorated with hand-frosting and hand-made, hand-polished bevels and jewel countersinks. The crown is positioned at 2 o’clock to free up space for wrist movement; and the bombé sapphire crystal rises so that its highest point is over the hour-minute display. The 39.5mm watch is available in three 10-piece limited editions with oven-fired white, black or blue enamel subdials.