Recently at the WatchTime New York show, Roland Murphy of RGM Watch Company flaunted his most up to date collection of Art watches for people. Essentially extraordinary for RGM, which ordinarily plays on the traditional side of things ( polish dials or motor turned dials ) or American-motivated pieces ( railroad watches ), these timepieces are intended to move the art sweetheart on the whole of us.
Those effectively acquainted with Roland Murphy and RGM Watch Company might be somewhat astonished by the most current Artwork watches he has quite recently delivered. RGM watches – created in Mt. Bliss, PA – are ordinarily exemplary styles with clean dials flawlessly motor turned/guilloché or plated. Some RGM watches include gaps for sneak looks at a moon stage or are openworked to permit survey of a bit of the development. The freshest RGM Art watches take that exemplary watchmaking style higher than ever by offering hand-painted artistic dials.
These freshest watches – there are two models for men and two for ladies – additionally address the compelling artwork of watchmaking and hand craftsmanship, and continue a centuries-old practice of decorative art dials. They basically do it in a manner Roland Murphy and RGM has not done previously, with hand painting and radiant artwork for the Lady RGM Art watches, and with marquetry and cloisonné lacquer work for the men’s Model 25 Art Watches.
The two 40mm men’s Art watches are enlivened by the ocean. One highlights a cloisonné veneer dial that reviews Monet’s Regatta at Argenteuil with striking tones of blue with white boats and a bit of verdant green out of sight. The wood marquetry dial watch is motivated by Castillo de San Marcos fortification in St. Augustine, Florida. The hardened steel case is made in America, and these watches are fitted with Swiss programmed developments that house a strong gold RGM perlage-completed rotor. The watches offer 42 hours of force save and highlight a sapphire caseback for survey the development. Curiously, both of these models retail for USD 13,900.
Because the unimposing 28mm watches are about the old-world art of hand painting, RGM didn’t deliver another development for the arrangement. All things considered, for these ladies’ watches, he goes to a heavenly type, the Swiss-made ETA-Peseux 70001 hand-twisted development with 17 gems and 42 hours of force hold. With accuracy guaranteed within, RGM diverted a large group of artists from around the globe to do the hand painting of the two versions.
One Lady RGM watch includes a small hand painting on a mother-of-pearl dial and portrays a delightful blue titmouse bird with yellow bosom roosted on a blossom branch. The blossoms are portrayed in pink and look like cherry blooms or hydrangeas. The shadows of specific blooms fall behind them in shades of dark, and in a couple of spots green forgets about fly, also. The basic excellence and definite artwork of this dial is an examination in art and class. This adaptation is offered in tempered steel or in 18-karat rose gold with a jewel set case and hauls. It is done with a Keystone badge gator lash in a splendid pink that coordinates the flowers.
The second Lady RGM art watch being delivered exhibits scaled down hand painting however with glowing paint. The lotus blossom is made in tints of pink, lavender, blue and purple with a middle exhibiting some fire yellow and red. It appears to involve 3/4 of the dial, which is 12 PM blue behind the lotus with wisps of fluorescent green skimming on the edges looking practically like the Northern lights. Because of numerous layers and levels of brilliant paint, the dial has a profundity and sparkle to it that offers it a novel character. This watch is done with a light blue gator lash that coordinates the blue in the petals. Made in 18-karat rose gold, it is additionally accessible in a 28mm case made of American spotless steel.
Each of the watches includes a sapphire gem and a sapphire caseback for review of the development, which highlights Cote de Genève, perlage and anglage. Like the entirety of RGM’s watches, the insightful lady can likewise commission an extraordinary piece hand-painted according to her own artistic cravings. These watches retail from USD 15,900 to USD 24,900 (depending on the model and the presence or not of diamonds).
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This article has been composed by Roberta Naas, organizer of A Timely Perspective ; and writer of six books on watches.