“The idea was to create something that stood out from the rest, a very simplistic, stripped back dial.”
Roger Smith

07 November, 2022

This Series 1 in white gold is rare, not just because it is one of only 18 Series 1 watches that we have produced, within a closed waiting list. The watch is also the only one of its kind, with a dial customisation proposed by A Collected Man with a view to creating a minimal interpretation of Roger’s aesthetic.

The 38mm case is crafted from white gold and is paired with a silver dial. The Roman numeral hour markers typically found on all Roger W. Smith watches have been replaced by simple baton markers.

This marks only the second time a Roger W. Smith Series 1 will be auctioned and the chance to acquire a brand new watch of Roger's, with the winning bidder's initials engraved on the movement plaque, is very special.

For it to be a unique piece, makes it genuinely unmatched.

Roger said; “I am extremely grateful to A Collected Man for agreeing to donate twenty per cent of their profits from this sale to the Alliance of British Watch and Clock Makers, the trade body for which I am Chairman.

The funds are earmarked for an ambitious project we’re embarking on to provide careers advice and to connect horology students to the 75 British employers we represent. It is vital that we encourage more young talent into our sector and the proceeds from this auction will go a long way to helping us to achieve that goal.”

Series 1
  • Brand: Roger W Smith
  • Model: Series 1
  • Movement: Roger Smith’s single wheel version of Dr George Daniels’ co-axial escapement
  • Functions: Time only – hours, minutes, sub-seconds
  • Case material: White gold
  • Case diameter: 38mm x 45.7mm
  • Crystal: Sapphire front and back
  • Strap: Black leather Roger Smith strap with Roger Smith signed white gold buckle
  • Lug width: 18mm
  • Year: 2021
  • Box & papers: Full set – box, papers and accompanying materials


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