ROMAIN GAUTHIER : Celebrating a decade – the HMS Ten

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Known for his classic approach to watchmaking and focus on micro-engineering, Vallée de Joux based independent watchmaker Romain Gauthier is celebrating his tenth anniversary with the HMS Ten in three new limited editions of the ‘Prestige HMS’ introduced in 2012.

The new HMS Ten shares the same case as their predecessors i.e. 41.00mm with a thickness of 12.10mm. It features a sectored dial that is partially open with the interesting retrograde seconds subdial showing part of the hand-finished in-house movement and the distinctive large flat caseback crown which gives the case its clean design as well as the additional bonus of being easy to wind. All components of the HMS Ten movement are designed, developed and manufactured in-house except for the mainspring, balance spring and jewels.


Available in red gold, white gold, or platinum, this timepiece was previously released in a titanium version. The anniversary versions are available in ten pieces of each of three metals : platinum case with a blue dial, white gold case with a champagne dial, and a red gold case with an anthracite dial. The platinum model comes on a blue alligator match and the other two, black alligator.

 

HMS TEN TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Features and Indications

Off-centre hours and minutes subdial at 12 o’clock
Sectorial seconds at 4 o’clock
Dial open 4 o’clock to 8 o’clock to reveal balance wheel and seconds gear
Multi-level, multi-textured dial featuring smooth and Clous de Paris finishes
Hand-finished, in-house movement visible through display back
Flat crown on caseback for ergonomic winding

 

Dial and Hands

Platinum 950 limited edition of 10 pieces
Blue dial
Smooth finish on subdial and seconds arc
Guilloched finish around hours-minutes subdial
Silvered numerals
Rhodium-treated hands

18k 5N red gold limited edition of 10 pieces
Champagne dial
Smooth finish on subdial and seconds arc
Guilloched finish around hours-minutes subdial
Black numerals
Gilded hands

18k white gold limited edition of 10 pieces
Antracite dial
Smooth finish on subdial and seconds arc
Guilloched finish around hours-minutes subdial
Black numerals
Gilded hands

 

Movement and Finishing

In-house manufacture movement Calibre HMS
Power reserve: around 60 hours
Number of jewels: 22
Number of components: 128
Balance frequency: 28,800 bph / 4Hz
Fine hand finishing including hand polished screws and jewel countersinks, hand polished bevels and bridges

 

Case and strap

Case materials: 5N red gold, white gold or platinum 950
Dimensions: 41mm x 12.1 mm
Water resistance: 10m /1 atm / 30’
Strap and buckle: alligator leather hand-stitched in Switzerland with pin buckle in metal to match case

For more information please go to the Romain Gauthier web site.



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