The HMS Ten celebrates the 10th anniversary of Romain Gautier and features off-centre hours and minutes, small seconds, partially open dial, hand-finished, in-house movement visible through display back and ergonomic flat caseback crown.
The dial of the HMS Ten is a harmonious composition of circles and arcs. Inside the chapter ring lies the smoothly finished off-centre hours-minutes subdial bearing the R. Gauthier logo, flanked either side by clous de Paris decoration.
On the lower portion of the subdial, sectorial seconds allows visual access to the movement below, with the balance wheel and distinctive gear driving the seconds on show.
The three parts of the dial are fixed invisibly from beneath, lending clarity and classicism to the displays.
The 41 mm diameter case is distinguished by pure, clean, unbroken lines around its full perimeter. However, it is the absence of a normal crown that reveals just how remarkable the movement is. Placing the crown flat on the caseback increases
winding efficiency because energy does not need to be transmitted through 90°. It also reduces wear and stress on the components.
The large diameter of the crown enables the watch to be easily wound, even while on the wrist.
HMS Ten is available in three limited editions of 10 pieces each: platinum case/blue dial, white gold case/champagne dial and red gold case/anthracite dial.
Source: Europa Star March 2015 Magazine Issue