Roger W. Smith Series 3, Platinum

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Here is an early example of a Series 3*, and the first ever to be made available for sale. Made in 2018 and delivered in 2019, the watch comes from the original owner. Its 40mm case is forged from platinum and it features silver dial with engine-turned patterns and engraved Roman numerals. The retrograde date elegantly incorporates what is an eminently useful complication, while remaining true to the traditional aesthetic the independent maker has always championed. The manually wound calibre features intricate hand-crafted floral engravings on the three-quarter bridge, as well as on the balance cock.

Horology isn’t about standing still and accepting things as they are. It’s about pushing things forward and making small improvements wherever we can.

From the Bench, August 2017