801 Skeleton Models
The Caliber 801 was introduced in 2007 as our first in-house movement. Now, after more than a year in development, we introduce a classic skeleton version of our most famous movement.
A solid gold seconds plaque at the bottom of the dial divides the minute into thirds. The three arm second hand enables a clear view of the movement and the escapement. The different lengths of the arms of the second hand allow for easy reading of the seconds as they pass.
All of the components of the movement are hand finished using traditional techniques. The matte grain finish and polished bevels (anglage) on the bridges and main plate require many hours by a skilled craftsman.
Inspiration was taken from skeleton watches from the early 20th century which were less ornate with clean lines and a functional aesthetic.
Movement Caliber: In-House RGM Caliber 801 Skeleton, Manual wind, 19 jewels, 18,000 vph. Rhodium, Hand finished - Matte Grain finish and perlage. Unique 7 tooth winding click, and a hand engraved balance bridge with swan neck regulator. 90% made in the USA.
Functions: Hour / Minute / 3-arm Second hand
PS Series Case: American Made Polished 316L Stainless Steel. 43.3mm X 12.3mm. Sapphire crystal front and back, 22 mm lug width and water-resistant to 5-ATM.
Optional 42mm Case: Polished 316L Stainless Steel. 42.0 mm X 10.5 mm. Sapphire crystal front and back, 22mm lug width and water-resistant to 5-ATM.
Keystone Hands: A keystone is a central wedge in an arch that locks all other pieces of an arch in place. It is the part of an arch that all other parts depend upon. Pennsylvania's popular nickname, "The Keystone State," refers to this necessary element. The idea for RGM's Keystone hands came from a set of hands Roland Murphy was given when he was in watchmaking school in Lancaster, PA. They were a thin set of gold hands with a Keystone on each hand. He found out from some old watchmakers that they were made by Keystone Watch Company which was in Lancaster, PA between 1886 and 1891. Never forgetting these beautiful hands, they eventually became the inspiration behind the Keystone hands he designed for RGM.
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