30 Sep '15, 4pm

New from @RGMWatchCompany, the enamel and engine-turned caliber 801:

Following their first enamel dial watches, RGM has introduced two new watches with skeleton enamel dials . These skeleton dials allow the wearer to appreciate the fine engine-turning work directly visible on the dial-side of the movement . 1 OF 3 The Grand Feu enamel technique that RGM uses requires the repeated baking of each layer of powdered glass at extremely high temperatures to ensure a perfect finish. The numbers are baked into the dial, creating the distinctive appearance of a real glass enamel dial. According to RGM: "The enamel skeleton dial reveals the hand cut Guilloché mainplate. Guilloché, or Engine-Turning, is a centuries-old craft that today involves the use of antique hand-cranked machines to cut or engrave delicate geometric patterns. RGM has six vintage and antique machines that are used to decorate dials, or in this case, the movement mainplate." 2 OF...

Full article: http://www.hodinkee.com/articles/rgms-new-enamel-and-engi...

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