When considering your options for a custom timepiece from RGM Watch Company, what possibilities come to mind? Perhaps you favor unconventional guilloché patterns or custom skeletonization for the movement, personalized printing or engraving on the dial, or specially colored straps made from exotic skins? The client who ordered a recent creation to be produced in the RGM workshops would consider those possibilities simply a good place to start.
This new piece, based upon our exclusive Pennsylvania Tourbillon Caliber--the only US-made serially produced tourbillon --encompasses many such elements and much more. Nearly every component of this new watch was modified or produced especially for this singular creation. To begin with, this is the first RGM made to be worn around the neck. The case is made from 18K rose gold with yellow gold bezels and features a pendant attachment opposite the crown. It is a striking embodiment of the most delicate of watchmaking complications, meant for its own ticking heartbeat to be positioned close to the wearer’s own heart.
The main bridge is fashioned from solid rose gold and has been hand-decorated with engravings of lily blossoms, and a single winged lion. Two of the lilies appear to reach toward and hold in place the central ruby setting of the tourbillon--a fanciful juxtaposition of delicate flowers and the fabled A-L Breguet invention known as the whirlwind of horology. Additional features include a hand-finished solid silver dial with unique flower shaped markers and elegant blued steel hands, all provided to meet the wishes of the customer.
The finished piece is suspended from a wonderful solid gold rope chain, and delivered seated within a hand-made wooden musical display box, custom produced specifically for RGM by local Lancaster County craftsmen.
Having met the challenges posed in the creation of such a piece, we are very proud to announce its completion and invite aficionados of our watches to contact us with their own special requests. Feel free to contact us directly to chat, or make an appointment to visit our workshop and discuss your project. Many of the custom pieces we have previously completed are available for viewing at RGMwatches.com to provide you with ideas or inspiration.