USA based traditional watch maker RGM adds its new watch model Classic Enamel to the 801 Pennsylvania Series Models.
The classic double sunk enamel dial of this new model is inspired by classic pocket watches from the past. The double sunk enamel dial is made of three separate pieces and then soldered together to make the dial; the same technique that was used on pocket watch dials over 100 years ago.
The three different layers of enamel give the dial depth and add to the overall beauty of the watch. This kind of dial can only be made by a very experienced and skilled enamel dial craftsman.
The Grand Feu technique was utilized to make these dials. The watch is powered with RGM’s original in-house movement: Caliber 801. Inspired by America’s great watchmaking history, the caliber 801 highlights classic bridge shapes reminiscent of Keystone Howard Watch Company’s Edward Howard model.
The unique winding click is inspired by the Illinois Illini model. The entirely hand finished and decorated 801 movement denotes the quality of its construction, including polished and blued steel components. The movement can also be customized.
The watch is housed in a polished stainless steel Pennsylvania series case. With its large lugs and ribbed sides, the watch is architecture on the wrist.
Like many of the components of the Caliber 801, the case is also made in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA, and finished by hand.
American-made RGM Caliber 801, manual wind
Rhodium or gold plated
7-tooth winding click
Optional wolf’s tooth winding wheels available
Power Reserve: 40-44 hours
American-made polished stainless steel
Sapphire crystal front and case back
Width between lugs: 22mm
Crown: Stainless steel with Keystone insignia
Grand Feu white enamel double-sunk
3 levels of enamel
Subsidiary seconds dial
Blued steel Breguet hands (Keystone hands also available)
USD$11,900 (steel), $24,700 rose gold