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Roger W Smith
Roger W Smith

Series 3

Designed and made on the Isle of Man

“The original Series 1 featured a retrograde date complication and as a result of this and a further two unique pieces that are developments of my original 2001 design, I decided to devise a new Series 3 watch around my development of this fascinating complication.”

“The resulting Series 3 is a 40mm cased, manually wound wristwatch displaying hours, minutes, seconds and a retrograde date complication.”

Series 3

Featuring - hours, minutes, seconds and retrograde date


  • 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 complementary set of the unique Roger W Smith’s sculpted hands


  • A choice of platinum or 18 carat yellow, red and white golds
  • 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
Series 3 - Open Dial
Series 3 Open Dial
Series 3 Watch
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Series 3

Roger’s notes

“I’ve always enjoyed solving the retrograde date complication, but those I had created featured on unique pieces, rather than on a production watch.

After deciding to revisit the Series 1 as a time-only piece, back in 2013, I realised I now had an opportunity to create a beautifully elegant watch around this fascinating complication.

From a purely aesthetic viewpoint, what I particularly appreciate about the Series 3 is the resulting balance of the retrograde date against the seconds-dial at ‘six o’clock’.

The creation of the Series 3 also meant that another ambition was now within my grasp - a full range of watches…”

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