Originally introduced in Baselworld 2017 and initially only available in rose gold or platinum, Insight Micro-Rotor was the first automatic watch of Romain Gauthier. An extremely handcrafted timepiece, now also available in white gold in three limited editions with three different dial options: enamel Grand Feu white, black or blue, with hands in white gold or flame blue.
These new limited editions in white gold increase the visual impact of the watch with a new decoration of the movement, giving the "Micro-Rotor" a different feel and a more classic and traditional style. As is always the case with Romain Gauthier's timepieces, the finish is spectacular, achieved to a level rarely seen.
In this white gold model, the main platen is now plated with 4.5N rose gold (in previous versions it was NAC or palladium coated) and paired with straight grained palladium bridges, which stand out from each other. The contrasting colors and textures between the matte plate and white bridges are compelling, while magnifying the movement's multi-layered open-air architecture.
The hours and minutes are off-center, while the small seconds and balance wheel are positioned perfectly in line in the center of the watch. At 9 o'clock, the bi-directional micro-rotor in 22k gold winds two barrels mounted in series that provide the movement with 80 hours of power reserve. The Insight Micro-Rotor is powered by a self-winding caliber built from the ground up and boasts a bi-directional 22k solid gold micro-rotor.
Romain designed this movement to be highly visible so that the viewer can get an immediate appreciation of the spectacular mechanics and finely executed hand finishing, elements that give rise to the name "Insight".
By turning the watch, the bridges are also 4.5N gold plated, just like the main platen. These contrast perfectly with the rhodium or white elements. The finishes, as always, are a feast for the eyes… the rounded profile angle, the hand-polished jewel countersinks, the polishing of the screw heads with the characteristic S-notch, the wheel with circular spokes, are simply exceptional.
The Romain Gauthier Insight micro-rotor is available in a 39.5mm case. The crown is positioned at 2 o'clock to allow greater freedom of movement on the wrist. Complete with a hand-stitched alligator strap with a white gold pin buckle or an optional folding clasp. The price is set at over 80.000 EURO.