New from Basel 2003 – Roger W. Smith, British Master Watchmaker

Hello Forumners

At the AHCI’s stand at the Basel fair, I had the chance to chat with Roger W. Smith, a pleasant young British watchmaker who’s already made some very impressive pieces during his short career. So far he’s made a number or pocket watches, the “No 2″ shown below with perpetual calendar and tourbillon, assisted George Daniels with the production of the “Millenium” watch series and now has brought out a rectangular wrist watch under his own name.

I find the visuals of these watches very attractive so without much text, I’ll just post the images from the CD he gave me for your viewing pleasure:

Roger W. Smith “Wristwatch” with its gilded movement. The watch will be manufactured in a small series, price approx. 19,000 USD

No.2 pocket watch with perpetual calendar and tourbillon

No. 3 pocket watch with twin-barrels and remontoir

George Daniels “Millenium” watch (only Roger’s personal watch is signed this way) with co-axial escapement. Movement is based on Omega’s Caliber 2500 (ETA 2892 with co-axial escapement) and was finished and assembled by Roger.