RGM Watch Company announces the launch of America’s first serially-produced tourbillon movement, the Caliber MM 2 “Pennsylvania Tourbillon”. The company’s new flagship mechanical movement will be produced by hand at its Lancaster, Pennsylvania facility and it will power a small, numbered series of watches available both as a standard model and as custom-ordered pieces.
Housed in a 43mm x 12mm case of either steel or 18k gold, the movement presents a symphony of layers and textures, showcasing many great elements of traditional watchmaking practiced by RGM. Finely polished components share space with brushed elements and perlage. Wheel cocks borrow their shape from the RGM 801 in-house caliber introduced in 2008, and from classic American movements of yesteryear. The spokes of the wheels continue this theme. A 7-tooth click and winding wheels with wolf’s teeth are immersed in plates with subtle striped damaskeening. The movement is made of the finest quality traditional watchmaking materials such as German silver, gold, silver, and black polished steel.
Additional features include hand-applied decoration such as guilloché (done on RGM’s antique rose engines), an inset hour and minute dial whose placement balances the exposed Tourbillon, and a small curved sapphire window on the side of the case to allow a third view of the miniature ‘whirlwind’, the Pennsylvania Tourbillon’s cage, which is this model’s namesake.
The standard models are $75,000 in stainless steel, $95,000 in rose or white gold, and $125,000 in platinum.
You are invited to join RGM on June 16th at 6:30 p.m. at the NAWCC Watch and Clock Museum in Columbia, Pennsylvania, to see this new Tourbillon and the RGM collection first hand.
Click either of the images below to view a video interview with Roland Murphy as he describes some of the thought processes behind the Pennsylvania Tourbillon.