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Crafted with Precision: The C by Romain Gauthier Titanium Edition Bracelet

Romain Gauthier has added a new metal bracelet to its C collection, enhancing the collection's modernity and comfort.

The C by Romain Gauthier Titanium Edition Bracelet is Romain Gauthier’s first metal bracelet, constructed completely of natural Grade 5 titanium. The bracelet is held in place by gently bent lugs that follow the natural curvature of the wrist. The links are articulated and carefully built to fit all wrist sizes, and the surface of each link is satin-finished, with the connecting element hand-polished. Each detail is interconnected, and each form of finishing can be found on the case, movement, and bracelet. Romain felt it was critical that the bracelet and watch blend together aesthetically. As a result, the bracelet is the case, and vice versa.

The C by Romain Gauthier is all about modernity and continuity, both in terms of its movement architecture and dial design. The hour-minute hands are off-centred on the horizontal axis, and the hour indices taper ever so slightly and are of varying lengths, while the 5-second intervals of the small seconds at 7 o’clock are also marked by tapered colored lines of differing lengths. For enhanced legibility, the tapering, three-dimensional hands are made from 18k white gold and filled with Super-LumiNova. The numerals and indexes are entirely made of Super-LumiNova, improving visibility and reinforcing the modern feel of this timepiece. The dial plate itself is made from natural titanium that has been sand-blasted and treated with a special coating that protects it against UV rays.

Framing the dial is a titanium bezel with an eye-catching, geometric profile unlike anything previously seen on a Romain Gauthier timepiece. The one-piece caseband and lugs are geometrically sculpted, with satin and polished finishes, as well as aesthetic grooves cleverly deployed to draw out the resulting shapes. The titanium bracelet with the folding clasp follows the form of the curved lugs, which have been adjusted to fit any wrist, and rounded caseband so it appears as a continuous, organic extension of the case. The finishing on the case facets is repeated on each of the bracelet links, accentuated by satin-finished surfaces and contrasted by hand-polished ones.

C by Romain Gauthier is all about modernity, comfort, and ergonomic. Therefore, the bracelet was designed so that the wearer does not feel it; it is light and thin, thanks to the folding clasp integrated into the bracelet. Romain has endowed C by Romain Gauthier with a stop-seconds mechanism that uses a snail cam to touch and stop the balance wheel when the crown is pulled out. This mechanism allows the wearer to set the time precisely according to a reference time. As with the other editions of C by Romain Gauthier, the winding and time setting crown has been placed at 2 o’clock, freeing up space for the wrist movement.

C by Romain Gauthier Titanium Edition Bracelet is a timepiece that should be appreciated as a whole. Romain’s vision of “The Evolution of Tradition” is reflected in the fusion of these two elements, a timepiece as a whole that cannot be dissociated. Each detail is linked to another, each type of finishing is featured on the case, on the movement, and on the bracelet. The desire of modernity, comfort, and ergonomic, already initiated during the conception of the first edition, reinforces the development of this integral timepiece on a titanium bracelet – light, resistant, modern, and sophisticated.

C by Romain Gauthier
Edition
Non limited edition in natural Grade 5 titanium.

Features and indications
Off-centred hours and minutes
Small seconds at 7 o’clock
Natural Grade 5 titanium case, dial, movement bridges 
and mainplate
In-house movement featuring stop-seconds mechanism
Natural Grade 5 titanium bracelet

Dial and hands
Grey sandblasted or Lever de Soleil color dial 
in natural Grade 5 titanium with protective 
layer against UV rays
Off-centred hours and minutes
Small seconds at 7 o’clock with 5-second intervals 
marked by colored tapered lines
Super-LumiNova-filled 18k white gold hands.
Numerals and index entirely in Super-LumiNova

Movement and finishing
In-house, hand-wound movement
Dimensions: 32.10 mm x 5.50 mm
Power reserve: 60 hours
Number of jewels: 24
Number of components: 154
Balance frequency: 28,800 vph / 4Hz
Components made from: Titanium, steel, stainless steel and German silver
Finishing: Superlative decoration by hand
Treatment: Natural titanium bridges and rhodium-treated gears.

Case
Material: Natural Grade 5 titanium
Dimensions: 41mm x 9.55mm, lugs to lugs: 47.8 mm
Water resistance: 50m/5atm/160ft
Fluted winding and setting crown at 2 o'clock.
Sapphire crystal with interior anti-reflection coating, front and display back

Bracelet and folding clasp
The first metal bracelet of the brand, entirely in Grade 5 titanium, 
with an integrated folding clasp, also in Grade 5 titanium, 
is supplied with an additional half-link to perfectly fit all wrists.
Total weight of the watch: 85g, including titanium bracelet 
and folding clasp.

Retail price:
MON00580 – grey dial: CHF 42,000 without taxes
MON00581 – Lever de Soleil color dial: CHF 42,000 without taxes

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