It isn’t the first occasion when we talk about Schwarz Etienne on MONOCHROME . This autonomous brand, situated in La Chaux-de-Fonds, shows an amazing degree of coordination – particularly given its rather unobtrusive size. It is one of only a handful few brands to create and make its in-house developments and parts, including the hairspring . Today, we investigate one of the work of art yet exceptionally charming watches of the Roma assortment, the Schwarz Etienne Roma GMT.
The watch we are looking into here is important for the Roma assortment, the exemplary line of the brand. It comprises 3 models, a customary three-hand watch, a force hold watch (checked on here) and a GMT watch. The last is a dressy and rich explorer’s piece accessible in steel or in 18k pink gold. It is introduced in a proportional 42mm case with a somewhat slanted bezel. The drags are stepped on the external edge. The display case back is shut by 6 screws.
The Roma GMT is fueled by an intriguing in-house type, the ASE 120.00 with programmed winding. It is essential for the measured, multifunctional group of Schwarz-Etienne developments (the MSE, ASE, ISE and TSE all dependent on a similar stage). Among its specificities, it includes a down to earth focal GMT sign and it is twisted by a miniature rotor, astutely incorporated into the development. This rich arrangement guarantees that the development can be consummately seen through the caseback, without a focal rotor in part concealing it. Additionally, it considers more thinness.
Each of the wheels of the stuff train is held by its own extension got done with hand-slanted edges. The enrichment incorporates Geneva stripes, perlage on the principle plate or snailing on the fastener wheel. The free-sprung balance wheel is fabricated in-house and fuses the brand’s SE logo.
From a specialized viewpoint, the type ASE 120.00 is 30.4mm in width and it comprises no less than 213 sections. The force save is of 4 days for a recurrence of 21,600 vibrations each hour. Imperative to know is that Schwarz Etienne is a really coordinated production, where the vast majority of a watch component can be made, including perhaps the most complex part, the hairspring – read our article on how hairsprings are made at Schwarz-Etienne sister company, E2O advancements, here .
The clean yet modern dial combines various surfaces and completes to add profundity and character. It is accessible in silver or dark tone. The focal part includes a sunray design while the external part is grené. The brand SE logo is applied at 12 o’clock while a cartouche is engraved with the brand’s name. The faceted hands and applied markers contrast perfectly. A blued hand shows a second-time-region on a marginally recessed 24-hour scale. All settings are performed by means of the crown. The position 0 is for winding. When pulling the crown to a halfway position the GMT hand is changed in 1-hour increases. When pulling the crown completely, the three place hands are moved together.
The Schwarz Etienne Roma GMT is combined with a crocodile lash with a beautiful covering – a brand signature and a decent touch. It is gotten to the wrist by a collapsing clasp. Cost is set at CHF 11,500 in steel and CHF 26,900 in 18k pink gold.
Overall, the flexible and commonsense Roma GMT has a ton to bring to the table, explicitly if, similar to us, you discover autonomous watchmaking beneficial. It includes rather common capacities yet it feels restrictive, individual and made in a way you basically can’t get in huge scope creations. For more data, visit www.schwarz-etienne.com .