Introduced at Baselworld 2017, the Insight Micro-Rotor was Romain Gauthier’s first programmed watch – read our basic article here . Initially accessible in rose gold or platinum, this flawlessly made watch is currently delivered in white gold. Three restricted versions with three diverse dial alternatives are accessible: white, dark or blue Grand Feu polish with white gold or fire blued steel hands.
These new white gold restricted versions venture up the visual effect of the watch with another development improvement, giving the “Micro-Rotor” an alternate vibe and a more traditional/conventional style. As consistently with Romain Gauthier, the completing is tremendous, made to a level that is only here and there seen.
In this occurrence, the hand-iced fundamental plate is presently plated with 4.5N rose gold (for past adaptations it was NAC or palladium-covered) and matched with straight-grained, palladium-plated spans, making each contrast the other. The differentiating shadings and surfaces between the matte plate and the white extensions are compelling. It amplifies the openworked, various level engineering of the development: the off-focus hours and minutes, the little seconds and the equilibrium wheel are situated in-line in the middle. At 9 o’clock, the bidirectional 22k gold micro-rotor winds two barrels in arrangement giving 80 hours of force reserve.
Turning the watch over, the extensions are hand-iced and 4.5N gold plated – much the same as the mainplate. These difference perfectly with the rhodium-plated or white components: the micro-rotor, plaquettes, gears, the barrel… once more, the completing is a banquet for the eyes. For instance, the anglage (with adjusted profile), the hand-cleaned gem subsets, the cleaning of the mark S-opening screw heads or the particular wheel with round spokes are just exceptional.
The Romain Gauthier Insight Micro-Rotor comes in a 39.5mm case, making for a truly wearable watch. Its crown is situated at 2 o’clock to let loose space for wrist development. It is worn on a hand-sewed crocodile lash with a white gold pin clasp (or a collapsing clasp upon demand). Cost is set at CHF 79,000 excl. charges. For more data, if it’s not too much trouble, visit www.romaingauthier.com .