Here at RGM we are continuing to uphold the finest traditions of American horology by creating the Pennsylvania Tourbillon, our flagship mechanical movement made here in Lancaster County Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Tourbillon is signified by the state's symbol, a keystone, surrounding a capital T, which adorns the first serially produced American Tourbillon watches ever made.
The Pennsylvania Tourbillon is the first serially produced Tourbillon in North America. It is also a hand made watch with one of the largest Tourbillon cages for a watch that is 43.5 mm in diameter. From it's Wolf's Tooth winding wheels, to its hand made Tourbillon cage it is a pure example of true watchmaking at its best.
Movement Caliber: In-House, Manual wind, 19 jewels, 18,000 vph. Tourbillon. Made of German Silver , In House movement, Wolf's Tooth Winding Wheels, Unique 7 Tooth Winding Click, 18K Gold Plaques, Hand Cut Guillochè on Main Plate, Cote de Geneve, perlage & Anglage. 90% made in USA.
Functions: Hour / Minute , 1 Minute Tourbillon.
Case: American Made, Polished Stainless Steel , Sapphire crystal, sapphire crystal display back and sapphire side window. 43.5 mm X 13.5 mm. Sapphire crystal front and back, 22 mm lug width and water-resistant to 5-ATM.
Weight: 2.9 oz. in stainless steel
Following on the heels of America's first high grade mechanical movement in almost 5 decades, our RGM Caliber 801, the Pennsylvania Tourbillon represents significant advances in domestic watchmaking. The watch is not only made in the U.S.A., but is created and built in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, one of the few traditional centers of American watchmaking since the 1800's.
The Tourbillon is produced in a small numbered series, both as a standard model and for custom orders. Housed in a 43 mm x 12 mm case of either steel or 18k gold, the movement is a symphony of layers, showcasing many of the great elements of traditional watchmaking typical of RGM. Finely polished components share space with brushed elements and perlage. Wheel cocks borrow their shape from the RGM 801 and from classic American movements of yesteryear - the spokes of the wheels continue this theme. A 7-tooth click and winding wheels with wolf's teeth are immersed in plates with subtle striped damaskeening. The movement is made of the finest quality traditional watchmaking materials such as German Silver, Gold, Silver, and Black Polished Steel.
All of these elements are juxtaposed among that which may be the most surprising of all: the label U.S.A. Never before has an American watchmaker introduced a series of Tourbillon wristwatches based upon a proprietary caliber. To do so, and to create them domestically, is an historic accomplishment.
Additional remarkable features of this watch include hand-applied decoration such as guilloché (done on our antique rose engines), an inset hour and minute dial whose placement nicely balances the exposed Tourbillon, and a small curved sapphire window on the side of the case to allow a third view of the miniature 'whirlwind', the Pennsylvania Tourbillon's cage, which is this model's namesake.