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VIDEO: Romain Gauthier demonstrates the Logical One

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Romain Gauthier, the man behind the eponymously named watch brand, a true manufacture based in the heart of the presigious Swiss watchmaking region known as the Vallée de Joux, explains his award-winning Logical One timepiece for Professional Watches during a recent visit to NYC. Gauthier is the founder and creator of multiple patented horological inventions, including push-button winding on a mechanical watch, which is used in the Logical One.

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Gallery: Insight Micro-Rotor by Romain Gauthier

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Romain Gauthier is a Vallée de Joux based watch company, run by its namesake founder, that produces ultra limited edition timepieces with unmistakable designs and extraordinary finishes. The Insight Micro-Rotor with off-center hour, minute, and small second indications is a perfect example of the impeccable level of thought and detail that goes into each Romain Gauthier watch. You can view its micro-rotor at 9 o’clock on the dial side, along with the hour and minute dial at 12 o’clock, with the small seconds overlapping the bottom of that dial at 6 o’clock. Just below that is the regulator with a free-sprung balance wheel suspended in place by a traversing balance bridge in the signature style of Romain Gauthier. The edges are perfectly hand chamfered and polished, as are the screws, which are exclusive to the brand. Driven by a front

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Romain Gauthier Logical One Black Titanium Hands-On

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Vallée de Joux watchmaker Romain Gauthier’s Logical One timepiece was awarded the well-deserved Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve men’s complicated prize in 2013. Since then, the namesake company that Gauthier founded, has introduced a number of variations to that model, which currently include natural titanium, white gold, and black titanium versions (red gold and platinum 20 piece editions are sold out), as well as a new matte variant called the Logical One Enraged, that was introduced last year. Today, we have some hands-on shots of the black titanium version, which like the rest of the Logcial One collection, measures 43 mm x 14.2 mm, with a slightly domed sapphire crystal, and a sapphire caseback. A unique feature of this haute horology masterpiece is the friction-minimizing ruby-link chain, with snail cam and sapphire-lined mainspring barrel which is wound by pushing the

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Introducing the Romain Gauthier Enraged collection

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Le Sentier, Switzerland-based independent watch company, Romain Gauthier, has unveiled two “Enraged” limited edition collections. The Logical One Enraged is a matte black version of the original Logical One that won the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve men’s complicated prize in 2013. And the Prestige HMS Enraged is a matte black version of the Prestige HMS timepiece. Logical Enraged One Typically, a cone-shaped fusée is used with a chain to deliver constant torque, however, the Logical One has a snail cam instead, allowing for the mainspring barrel to be on the same level, and so the transmission of power is in a straight line and therefore more efficient. This also allows the chain links to be much larger and stronger. Furthermore, instead of a traditional chain, this chain uses ruby inserts to minimize friction. The result is not just a

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The Romain Gauthier Logical One

Romain Gauthier just unveiled a second, complicated haute horology collection called the Logical One. Several technical features set this timepiece apart from a traditional fusée and chain wristwatch: a snail cam is used instead of a fusée, the chain features ruby links and the mainspring is wound via a push-button. Not to mention, the finishing on the movement, which is manufactured by Romain Gauthier in the famous Vallée de Joux region (as denoted on the back of the movement), is amongst the best in the world. Typically, a cone-shaped fusée is used with a chain to deliver constant torque, however, the Logical One has a snail cam instead, allowing for the chain links to be much larger and stronger. Instead of the traditional cone-shaped fusée to deliver constant torque, the Logical One has a snail cam which allows the mainspring

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Romain Gauthier Red Gold & Black Dial

Romain Gauthier is an independent watchmaker based in La Vallée de Joux. All of their movements are developed and manufactured in-house and feature exquisite hand finishing. In fact, their finishes are regarded as some of the best in the industry. The Romain Gauthier 2206 Hm is a hand-wound caliber with a highly-finished 22 jewel movement. It features an innovative crown located horizontally under the movement. The crown is designed to be easily wound while the watch is being worn. The movement features a bespoke balance wheel with four inertia screws with regulation indicators. This Romain Gauthier exclusive design enables more torque to be applied with less chance of slipping and damage. The case is 41 mm x 11.3 mm with a sapphire crystal on the front and back, both treated with an anti-reflective coating. The dial features a controversial off-centered

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