We are very happy to introduce two new 801 models, the PS-801-EE, and the 801-EE. The EE stands for Engine-Turning and Enamel. These new models have a real glass enamel skeleton dial, and hand cut Engine-Turning on the main-plate. Two old world arts in the same watch.
Below is some details from the press release and newsletter. I hope you like them, Roland
We are pleased to announce two new additions to our in-house 801 collection: 801-EE and PS-801-EE. These latest models combine two time-honored crafts: Grand Feu Enamel and Guilloché, or Engine-Turning.
Following on the heels of our first two enamel-dial models, we have created an enamel skeleton dial version. Grand Feu enamel requires the repeated baking of each layer of powdered glass at extremely high temperatures to ensure a uniquely crisp aesthetic while permanently setting the enamel. The Roman or Arabic numerals are baked into the surface, creating the vivid, unmistakable appearance distinctive of a real glass enamel dial.
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. At RGM, we have 6 vintage and antique machines that are used to decorate dials, or in this case, the movement mainplate.
The pattern seen on the mainplate of these models is called Moiré. This complex geometric pattern is achieved when each line is slightly offset from the previous cutting line, thus creating a classically pleasing effect that can captivate the wearer of the timepiece.
Exposed under this unique skeleton dial and hand cut Guilloché mainplate is our original in-house American movement: Caliber 801. Inspired by America's great watchmaking history, the 801 has classically shaped bridges, hand polished or blued steel components, and is entirely hand-finished and decorated. The movement can also be customized at your request. The watch is housed in a polished 316L stainless steel or 18 karat solid gold case.