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Roger W. Smith's First Series 2 Open Dial Watch Housed In A Prototype 40mm White Gold Case
Roger W. Smith's First Series 2 Open Dial Watch Housed In A Prototype 40mm White Gold Case

Roger W. Smith's First Series 2 Open Dial Watch Housed In A Prototype 40mm White Gold Case

Reference Number 02-OD
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Year of Purchase: 2010
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The Roger W. Smith First Series 2 Open Dial Watch Ref. 02-OD showcases the unparalleled craftsmanship and horological mastery of the esteemed British watchmaker. Enclosed within...

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USD 785,000

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Size (mm)
Bezel Material
White Gold
Dial Color
Dial Detail
Dial Numbers
Arabic Numerals
White Gold
Bracelet / Strap
Strap Color
Alligator Leather
Strap Material
Brown, Black & Dark Blue
Strap Clasp
Pin Buckle
Strap Clasp Material
White Gold
Manual Winding
Movement Caliber
Mark 1 Co-Axial Escapement
Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds, Power Reserve Indicator

About the Model

The Dial

The open dial of this timepiece showcases an impeccable level of craftsmanship. It involves the application of diamond paste on tin plates, resulting in surfaces that exude an unparalleled luster. Take a moment to appreciate the winding/setting mechanism, a symphony of meticulously black-polished components, including the yoke, yoke spring, set lever, and intermediate wheel bridges. The 18 karat gold bridges, meticulously crafted with utmost precision, are also adorned with the same black-polished finish. The artistry extends further as the hour/minute ring boasts hand-engraved numerals and meticulously hand-drilled minute-holes. These minute holes and numerals are then delicately filled with rich black lacquer, enhancing the elegance and allure of the overall design.

Roger W. Smith

The Founder

Born with an innate curiosity and a love for intricate mechanical workings, Roger W. Smith’s fascination led him to deconstruct and reassemble an old clock at home. Recognizing his potential, his father encouraged him to pursue a horology course in Manchester. Inspired by his desire for more, he sought an apprenticeship with George Daniels but was declined. Undeterred, Smith began working on his first handmade timepiece—a tourbillon pocket watch—in a small corner of his family’s garage. Despite initial disappointment from Daniels, Smith was determined to improve. He embarked on creating a more complex timepiece, combining a tourbillon and a perpetual calendar. Recognizing Smith’s talent and dedication, Daniels became his mentor, inspiring him to pursue horological excellence. Under Daniels’ guidance, Smith created watch components from scratch, allowing him unparalleled control over craftsmanship, resulting in extraordinary watches that bear the unmistakable hallmark of Roger W. Smith.

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