The refined and modern new timepiece—which is a 28-piece limited edition—reflects Romain’s creative freedom with a modern and youthful design
Put simply, Romain Gauthier’s Continuum is all about modernity and continuity, both in terms of its movement architecture and dial design. For instance, if the wearer looks closely, he or she will see that the hour-minute hands are actually off-centered 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 tapering bright red lines of differing lengths.
“Rather than a series of enclosed circles, as we often see in watchmaking, I wanted an open, airy dial on which full or part orthogonal lines form vanishing points with the axes of the hands, reinforcing the notion of continuity,” explains Romain about this purposeful play on perspective.
Moreover, 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, while the tapering, three-dimensional hands and index are made from 18k white gold and filled with Super-LumiNova for enhanced legibility, as are the numerals and applied hour markers.
Finally, the themes of modernity and continuity carry over to the manual-winding, in-house movement, which is gloriously on show through the display back.
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