Enraged Limited Editions

Do ultra high-end timepieces always have to be polished and shiny? They don’t. Enter: Logical One Enraged and Prestige HMS Enraged.

Logical One

Romain Gauthier’s Grand Prix de Genève-winning creation that contains a snail cam and friction-minimising ruby-link chain to offer nearly two days of constant force. Its in-house movement, visible dial side and through the display back, is ingeniously wound using a caseband pusher. It features hours and minutes on an off-centre subdial and small seconds, plus a 46-hour power reserve indicator on the back.

Romain Gauthier’s Logical One Enraged
Romain Gauthier’s Logical One Enraged

Prestige HMS

The partly open dial and display back offering mouthwatering views of Romain Gauthier’s in-house Calibre 2206 HMS, notable for its large-diameter crown configured ‘flat’ on the caseback for increased winding efficiency. The absence of a protruding caseband crown lends the timepiece a distinctive, streamlined profile.

The movement plates and bridges feature hand-created, rounded bevels and hand-created jewel countersinks in keeping with tradition. But Gauthier has treated them with a decidedly less-than-traditional, light-absorbing matte-black finish.

Romain Gauthier’s ige HMS Enraged
Romain Gauthier’s ige HMS Enraged

The displays are also darkened and matte-finished. The Louvred brass dial has been hand-frosted then blackened, while for Logical One the same hand-frosting technique has been used to playfully turn the enamel subdials from a glossy black into a rough-textured grey. The hour, minute and second hands are, naturally, matte black, and even the R.Gauthier logo has taken on a spiky form, in appearance and attitude.

As for the bodywork, is made from robust yet lightweight Grade 5 titanium, which has been matte black ADLC treated. The grainy texture created by sand-blasting provides a subtle, intriguing sheen. Even the crowns and, in the case of Logical One Enraged, the winding pusher, bear this rugged, eye-catching finish.

Gauthier has ensured the exclusivity of these timepieces by creating both Logical One Enraged and Prestige HMS Enraged in three editions – with dark accents, red accents or orange accents – with each edition limited to just five pieces.

Gauthier recognises that these Enraged limited editions are not for the faint-hearted. “They have character,” he says. “To wear one is almost like wearing a tattoo. They are quite a brutal expression of self-affirmation.”

Enraged: Watchmaking at full throttle!