Romain Gauthier Insight Micro-Rotor Squelette Special Orders

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As any respectable independent maison, Romain Gauthier is customising its timepieces for the selected clientele. So is the case the Insight Micro-Rotor Squelette Special Orders. Today, the Vallée de Joux brand is delighting us with two exceptional pieces in platinum and red gold. Please read below the official release.

Insight Micro-Rotor Squelette Special Orders
5 Romain Gauthier Insight Micro-Rotor Squelette Platinum Special Order

Precious metal or titanium “Special Orders” available through Manufacture Romain Gauthier or its retailers

Insight Micro-Rotor Squelette can also be requested as a “Special Order” in a 39.5mm precious metal or natural or black DLC Grade 5 titanium case, either directly via the brand or through Romain Gauthier retailers. To fuel our imaginations, Romain has created two Special Order examples featured here.

Insight Micro-Rotor Squelette Special Orders
3 Romain Gauthier Insight Micro-Rotor Squelette Red Gold Special Order

One is in 18k red gold featuring an oven-fired black enamel dial greyed by hand-frosting with white and gilded dial accents, complemented by 18k red gold hands; mainplate and bridges bevelled, softened and smoothed by hand, then matte-finished; and gilded micro-rotor, plaquettes and balance wheel. It is fitted with a grey, natural rubber strap with 18k red gold pin buckle.

Insight Micro-Rotor Squelette Special Orders
3 Romain Gauthier Insight Micro-Rotor Squelette Platinum Special Order

The other example is in 950 platinum featuring an oven-fired, satin-blue enamel dial made in house by Romain’s wife Ana Gauthier, with white dial accents, accompanied by 18k white gold hands; bridges and mainplate bevelled, softened, smoothed and polished by hand; and rhodium-treated micro-rotor, plaquettes and balance wheel. It is accompanied by a navy-blue alligator leather strap with 18k white gold pin buckle.

Insight Micro-Rotor Squelette Special Orders
2 Romain Gauthier Insight Micro-Rotor Squelette Red Gold Special Order

Elements that collectors or retailers can customise include the material of the case; final finishing to the bridges and mainplate (hand-polished or matte-finished bevels); colour of the dial and dial accents; material and colour of the hands; colour of the plaquettes and their engravings; and the material and colour of the strap.

Insight Micro-Rotor Squelette Special Orders
6 Romain Gauthier Insight Micro-Rotor Squelette Platinum Special Order

Romain Gauthier Insight Micro-Rotor Squelette Technical Specifications and Price

Insight Micro-Rotor Squelette Special Orders

Features and indications

  • Off-centre hours, minutes and small seconds
  • In-house, automatic movement
  • Superlatively hand-finished, skeletonised mainplate and bridges in natural titanium
  • 22k gold bidirectional micro-rotor
  • Double mainspring barrel in series giving 80-hour power reserve
  • 39.5mm precious metal or natural or black DLC Grade 5 titanium case
  • Available through Manufacture Romain Gauthier or its retailers

Dial and hands

  • Oven-fired enamel dial
  • Skeletonised hour and minute hands
  • Solid small seconds hand
  • Finishing of the dial, material of the hands, colour of the hands and dial accents customisable

Movement and finishing

  • Dimensions: 32.1mm x 6.8mm
  • Power reserve: 80 hours
  • Number of jewels: 33
  • Number of components: 206
  • Balance frequency: 28,800 vph / 4Hz
  • Components in: 22k gold micro-rotor, titanium, steel, stainless steel, beryllium copper, brass and German silver
  • Choice of final finishing to the bridges and mainplate (hand-polished or matte-finished bevels)
  • Colour of plaquettes and plaquette engravings customisable

Case

  • Material: 18k red gold, 18k white gold, 950 platinum or natural or black DLC Grade 5 titanium
  • Dimensions: 39.5mm x 12.9mm at highest point
  • Water resistance: 50m/5atm/170ft
  • Sapphire crystal with interior anti-reflection coating, front and display back
  • Crown for manual winding and time-setting at 2 o’clock

Strap and buckle

  • Natural rubber strap or alligator leather strap hand-stitched in Switzerland, colour customisable
  • Pin or deployant buckle
  • Buckle in material to match case, except for platinum case which is accompanied by 18k white gold buckle

Price

  • Insight Micro-Rotor Squelette Special Order in 950 platinum with hand-polished bevels on the bridges: CHF 148’000 excluding taxes
  • Insight Micro-Rotor Squelette Special Order in 18k red gold with matte-finished bevels on the bridges: CHF 108’000 excluding taxes

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