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A skeleton Insight Micro-Rotor from Romain Gauthier
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A skeleton Insight Micro-Rotor from Romain Gauthier

Monday, 20 July 2020
By The FHH Journal editors
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Romain Gauthier marks its fifteenth anniversary with a skeleton version of the Insight Micro-Rotor. The plate and bridges in natural titanium are hand-finished.

This year marks the 15th anniversary of Romain Gauthier. It is fitting, then, that the Swiss watchmaker’s latest creation, Insight Micro-Rotor Squelette, calls on an area of craftsmanship for which he and his team have been heralded since the birth of the brand in 2005: hand-finishing.

Polishing bevels on a bridge from the Romain Gauthier Insight Micro-Rotor Squelette Manufacture-Only Carbonium Edition with gentian and diamond paste
Polishing bevels on a bridge from the Romain Gauthier Insight Micro-Rotor Squelette Manufacture-Only Carbonium Edition with gentian and diamond paste

By opening up and stripping down his high-end, time-only automatic calibre, Romain has created a truly contemporary skeleton watch that is a technical and artistic tour de force. Not only do the skeletonised, ultra-light natural titanium bridges and mainplate help to reveal the mesmerising mechanics of the in-house movement, they also provide the perfect platform for the Romain Gauthier anglage specialists to demonstrate their immense skills. For each Insight Micro-Rotor Squelette movement features as many as 250 hours devoted to anglage alone, that’s to say the bevelling, softening, smoothing and polishing by hand of the bridges and mainplate, in an extraordinary demonstration of watchmaking artistry.

Insight Micro Rotor Squelette Red Gold Special Order © Romain Gauthier
Insight Micro Rotor Squelette Red Gold Special Order © Romain Gauthier

Insight Micro-Rotor Squelette is available in a 42mm case made out of Carbonium®, a cutting-edge carbon composite sourced from aerospace-grade fibres that is light, mechanically resistant and catches the eye with its dynamic veining. This is a customisable “Manufacture Only” edition available exclusively via Manufacture Romain Gauthier. Insight Micro-Rotor Squelette is also available as customisable 39.5mm precious metal or titanium “Special Orders” through Romain Gauthier or its retail partners. To show the mouth-watering possibilities, Romain has created two Special Order examples, one in 18k red gold and another in 950 platinum.

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