Wednesday, September 30, 2015

RGM Watch Company – in House 801 Collection (New Models: 801-EE and PS-801-EE)

US based mechanical watch atelier RGM Watch Company has announced two new additions to their in-house 801 collection: 801-EE and PS-801-EE. These latest models combine two time-honored crafts: Grand Feu Enamel and Guilloché, or Engine-Turning.

Following on the heels of their first two enamel-dial models, RGM has created an enamel skeleton dial version. Grand Feu enamel requires the repeated baking of each layer of powdered glass at extremely high temperatures to ensure a uniquely crisp aesthetic while permanently setting the enamel. The Roman or Arabic numerals are baked into the surface, creating the vivid, unmistakable appearance distinctive of a real glass enamel dial.
The enamel skeleton dial reveals the hand cut Guilloché mainplate. Guilloché, or Engine-Turning, is a centuries old craft that today involves the use of antique hand-cranked machines to cut or engrave delicate geometric patterns. RGM has 6 vintage and antique machines that are used to decorate dials, or in this case, the movement mainplate.
The pattern seen on the mainplate of these models is called Moiré. This complex geometric pattern is achieved when each line is slightly offset from the previous cut line, thus creating a classically pleasing effect that can captivate the wearer of the timepiece.
Exposed under this unique skeleton dial and hand cut Guilloché mainplate is RGM’s original in house American movement: Caliber 801.
Inspired by America’s great watchmaking history, the 801 has classically shaped bridges, hand polished or blued steel components, and is entire hand finished and decorated. The movement can also be customized at the client’s request. The watch is housed in a polished 316L stainless steel or 18 karat solid gold case.

Model: 801-EE
Movement
RGM Caliber 801, Manual winding, American-made
19 jewels
18,000 vph
Rhodium or Gold Plated
Engine-turned
Circular Damaskeening
Perlage
Anglage
7-tooth winding click
Optional wolf’s tooth winding wheels and hacking second available
Power Reserve: 40-44 hours

Case
316L polished stainless steel
Sapphire crystal front
Flat sapphire crystal back
Water-resistant to 5ATM
Optional 18k gold case available
Diameter: 42mm
Height: 10mm
Width between lugs: 22mm
Crown: Stainless steel

Dial
Grand Feu (“Great Fire”) white enamel skeleton
Roman numerals
Blued-steel hands

Strap
Alligator

Price
US$10,400

Model: PS-801-EE
Movement
RGM Caliber 801, Manual winding, American-made
19 jewels
18,000 vph
Rhodium or Gold Plated
Engine-turned
Circular Damaskeening
Perlage
Anglage
7-tooth winding click
Optional wolf’s tooth winding wheels and hacking second available
Power Reserve: 40-44 hours

Case
316L polished stainless steel
Sapphire crystal front
Flat sapphire crystal back
Water-resistant to 5ATM
Optional 18k gold case available
Diameter: 43.3mm
Height: 10mm
Width between lugs: 22mm
Crown: Stainless steel

Dial
Grand Feu (“Great Fire”) white enamel skeleton
Roman numerals
Blued-steel hands

Strap
Alligator

Price
US$11,900

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