In order to demonstrate that high-end pieces do not necessarily need to have a glossy styling; Romain Gauthier has launched new limited editions of its renowned models with dark and matte appearances. The novel special series draws its inspiration from the world of car racing and it is dubbed Enraged. Among the models that were chosen for a make-over there is Prestige HMS, a piece with an in-house hand-wound movement, known for its crown set on the case-back. Romain Gauthier Prestige HMS Enraged is released in three versions that are issued in just five pieces. Each of the versions comes in a titanium housing.
As the manufacturer reveals, the inspiration behind the creation of the models with the Enraged designation comes from the automotive industry. That is why these watches feature dark styling and specific finishing. When it comes to the special edition of Prestige HMS, the novelty with a black ADLC treatment titanium grade 5 housing features these decorations on a louvred dial and its partially exposed proprietary movement. Both of these elements are embellished with matte-black finishes. The brass dial is hand-frosted and additionally blackened. On the other hand, the movement’s light-absorbing dark treatment lays hand-in-hand with the traditional decorations, such as hand-made plates and bridges with rounded bevels and jewel countersinks.
The distinctive case of Romain Gauthier Prestige HMS Enraged is round in shape while its dimensions are the width of 41 mm and the thickness of 12.1 mm. As it has been mentioned, it has a special crown design that enhances the efficiency of winding and which enables it to have a more streamlined profile. The case features sapphire crystals on both sides. It is waterproof to just 10 meters.
As for the partially skeletonized dial of the watch, it features an exposed balance wheel, an off-centered dial at the top (for hours and minutes), as well as sectoral small seconds counter. Romain Gauthier Prestige HMS Enraged is equipped with the in-house caliber 2206 HMS with 22 jewels and 128 parts. It beats at the frequency of 4 Hz and possesses the power reserve of 60 hours.
There are three variants of the timekeeper, distinguished with the different shade of dial accents which can be dark, red and orange. For the attachment of Romain Gauthier Prestige HMS Enraged, the manufacturer chose a black rubber strap with the stitching that matches the shade of the accents on the dial. The wristlet locks with a titanium buckle.