The C by Romain Gauthier Titanium Edition Five is a handcrafted luxury timepiece that emphasizes meticulous hand-finishing within a sporty and modern aesthetic. The design of the watch incorporates a sleek case made from Grade 5 titanium, chosen for its properties and aesthetic, offering durability and comfort.
Each C by Romain Gauthier Titanium Edition Five in the edition is uniquely marked as “1 of 38,” highlighting its exclusivity. The dial is architecturally modern, with off-center hands, varying length hour markers, and small seconds marked by tapering lines to create a perspective of continuity. The fifth edition brings a new Champagne color dial with hand-engraving on titanium, adding depth through light play and reflection. The hands and markers are made from white gold and filled with Super-LumiNova for increased legibility.
The C by Romain Gauthier Edition Five features a uniquely faceted titanium bezel and case back, complemented by a sculpted case band and lugs that carry both satin and polished finishes. The design also extends to the rubber strap with a titanium pin buckle, creating a seamless look. The crown is strategically placed at 2 o’clock to increase wrist movement comfort, featuring a rubber ring for enhanced grip.
A notable technical feature is the stop-seconds mechanism utilizing a snail cam for precision time-setting. This unique mechanism also aids in restarting the balance wheel with an impulse.
The manual-winding in-house movement is showcased through the display back, revealing the contemporary-styled finger bridges and a variety of hand-finished textures and decorations, including the trademark gears, ratchet wheel, and highly polished components. The mainplate beneath is hand-frosted for an exquisite finish.
The movement is finely decorated and includes a proprietary balance wheel with curved arms and calibrated weights, and a triangular pallet lever for increased rigidity, demonstrating a harmonious blend of design excellence and technical innovation.