Roger W. Smith
Series 2 Open-Dial | Mark 2 movement | white gold

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Roger W. Smith
Series 2 Open-Dial | Mark 2 movement | white gold

Regular price

This hand-made, white gold Roger W. Smith Series 2 with open dial is one of the smallest "production watches" in the world, and represents a new chapter in the watchmaker's career. Less than a dozen Series 2s have been executed with open-dials to date (the collection of open dials have since been given the designation "Series 5"). Furthermore, this is the very first watch to house Roger's smaller version (at only 4.5mm with the previous iteration being 6mm) of the single-wheel Co-Axial Escapement, invented by the late George Daniels

The round, white-gold case measures 40 mm in diameter, excluding the fluted crown. The case has sapphire glass on the front and back. The case-back is engraved with "SERIES 2" and the watch's serial number, as well as bearing the traditional and maker's own hallmarks. The case has straight lugs with a grey Helsinki nubuck strap and an 18-carat white gold tang buckle, debossed with "R. W. SMITH".

The open-dial features a thin, outer-chapter of engraved, black minute markers, with every ten seconds, further identified by its corresponding Arabic numerals. The dial features English-finished, frosted and gilded plates, gold chatons and flame-coloured  screws. A raised cartouche at twelve o'clock references "R. W. SMITH" in black engraving. All parts are hand-crafted from beginning to end; including the slender, purple-flamed gold hour and minute hands, tipped with spades. 

At ten o'clock sits a power-reserve indicator. The up/down hand is made from steel which is flame-blued to a purple hue. The boss and counterbalance are black polished, while the hanging chapter is made from silver.

The large, sub-seconds register at six o'clock, is detailed through a grained seconds chapter, circumnavigating it. Black, drilled dots mark the seconds, centering around a slim, flame-blued steel seconds' hand, with an elegant counter-balance at one end.

The beautiful movement is revealed through the sapphire case-back, very-much inspired by the British style of pocket watches of Tompion, Graham and Arnold. Much like the dial, the movement also shows multiple layers of depth. It has a custom, English, floral-engraving, a raised barrel bridge and balance cock, and  - again - English-finished, frosted and gilded plates. This, together with the dominating three-quarter main plate, testifies why Roger W. Smith is the flag-bearer of British haute-horology.

The current waiting list for a new, open-dial Roger W. Smith Series 2 watch exceeds four years. The watch is like new and comes with its original paperwork in a Linley presentation box, and was delivered in June, 2016.

Viewings can be arranged in Central London by appointment.
Brand: Roger W. Smith
Model: Series 2 - Open Dial (referred to as "Series 5")
Movement: hand-made, mechanical manual-winding
Functions: hours, minutes, sub-seconds, power reserve indicator
Features: open dial, display back, blue steel hands
Case: 40 mm 18-carat white gold 
Crystal: sapphire front and back
Bracelet: grey Helsinki nubuck strap and the original alligator straps from Roger W. Smith
Box & papers: Linley wooden box from Roger W. Smith & paperwork
This preowned white gold Roger W. Smith Series 2 watch comes with the original manufacturer's warranty, as well as two-year warranty from A Collected Man.

All of our pre-owned watches have undergone thorough mechanical inspections, including being ultrasonically cleaned, serviced and resealed if appropriate and tested for at least four days, to ensure they meet our highest timekeeping standards. Our pre-owned and vintage watches, unless stated otherwise, are covered by a full or a limited twenty-four month warranty. For example, due to their age, some vintage watches should not be subjected to the same conditions as when they were new. Please see our Terms & Conditions for further information. 

All of our new watches are covered by the warranty from the original manufacturer. Please contact us for further information.

We offer worldwide delivery on all of our watches.

If ordering from the UK or Europe before 1 PM, your watch will be sent the same working day. The courier will depend on the value of the watch, with all watches delivered the next working day.

If ordering from outside Europe, delivery will depend on choice of courier and destination. 

Please note, that prices are quoted gross of VAT (unless expressly stated otherwise) and that preowned goods (in the United Kingdom) are subject to a marginal rate of VAT, which can not be reclaimed. For further information, please see here.

You can cancel your order without giving any reason, within 14 days from the day the watch has been delivered to you.

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