Roger W Smith

Series 1

Designed and made on the Isle of Man


“Following the appearance of the GREAT Britain watch in November 2013, I was inundated with requests to create a time-only wristwatch.”

“The new Series 1 is Roger’s response: A 40mm cased, manually wound wristwatch displaying hours, minutes and seconds.”


Series 1

Featuring - hours, minutes and seconds

Movement:

  • Roger W Smith’s latest single wheel version of the Daniels co-axial escapement
  • Free sprung Quadrajust balance
  • 18,000 vibrations per hour
  • Raised barrel bridge and balance cock, engraved with a choice of English floral designs
  • English finished with frosted and gilded plates
  • Gold chatons and flame coloured screws to a purple/blue hue
  • Numbered and signed, R.W. Smith - Isle of Man

Dial & Hands:

  • A choice of materials can be used to create a unique engraved or engine turned dial and a complimentary set of the unique Roger W Smith's sculpted hands

Case:

  • A choice of Platinum or 18 carat yellow, red and white gold’s
  • 40mm diameter
  • Sapphire crystals to front and rear

Strap & Buckle:

  • A leather strap with matching buckle to suit the case material
  • Engraved R. W. Smith buckle

Presentation Box:

  • An English worked, leather presentation box
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Series 1

Roger’s personal remarks

“I designed the original Series 1 in 2001 as a rectangular-cased piece. Although, by now, I had fully mastered the Daniels Method and could make a single unique piece by hand, the idea of taking this into a ‘production’ wristwatch seemed almost insurmountable for me.


I simply didn’t have the resources or, to a certain extent, the confidence, to climb that mountain! I bought in certain components from Switzerland and I was relying on a Lever escapement rather than our later trademark, the Co-axial. It also carried a retrograde date mechanism.


The original Series 1 represents the end of one journey and the start of a new one; it both completed my development as a watchmaker and was the inception of the Roger W Smith studio we have today. As such it is a very important watch in my legacy and I hear that the few Series 1s that are in collectors’ hands today are appreciating rapidly in value.


The new Series 1 is an entirely new beginning. After we presented the GREAT Britain watch in 2013, I was inundated with requests for a time-only piece and the new Series 1 gave me the opportunity to explore this within the round case which is synonymous with our watches today.”


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