The new Roger Smith watch is available in a 42mm 18-carat red gold case. In fact, the case is made of strip gold. The middle and back parts of the case as well as its bezel are made of three strips. First, they are shaped into a ring, then soldered, driven, tapered and formed. It is a painstaking process, which requires about two weeks.
Housed in the case is a silver dial, engine turned by hand. It demonstrates a silver chapter ring, hand-engraved with black Roman numerals and letters. The display of the new Roger Smith Tourbillon Commission No 4 watch ensures central hours and minutes.
The small seconds tick away in a counter at 6 o’clock. The dial also offers a power reserve indicator at 10 o’clock and a date exhibition window at 3 o’clock. Crafted from 18-carat red gold, all the hands are shaped, carved, filed and polished by hand.
The model is powered by a classic one-minute tourbillon movement, with a free-sprung balance and four platinum timing weights. The tourbillion can be viewed at the back of the model. The mechanism also incorporates the typical English three-quarter plate and the Daniel co-axial escapement, located at its back.
The new Roger Smith watch is coupled with a brown leather strap.