“´THE GREAT BRITAIN´ – a unique piece on loan to the British Government.”
“Being invited by the Prime Minister to become an ambassador for the GREAT Britain campaign was one the highlights of my career …”
“… a watch which would say ´this is what Britain can do`”
Those are quotes from Roger´s official homepage. The honour awarded to Roger Smith is immense, the statements however not to our taste – at least parts of it, which sound almost comical given current state of affairs. It smells too much driven by (current!) ´politics´ instead by the pure passion for artisanal crafts in general and fine English watchmaking details in specific which we certainly would prefer.
The man itself is a real (English) gentleman which we had the pleasure to meet for the first time during a ´European PuristS GTG` eleven years ago.
It was in the ´private room` of the oldest Pub in London/England and the atmosphere was perfect – with fun, class, and passion for fine watchmaking. On Roger´s wrist there was an Omega … and one could easily feel his serious love for watches and sharing passion in general.
Conclusion: The watch – this one is stunning to the detail and we love every bit of it. Kudos, great job!