is finally starting to get more of the recognition that it deserves. I've been a fan of the brand for a while, but others are starting to now notice them. Looks like you can now find RSW at the famous "luxury cool item" shop Colette in Paris. Here you'll see their newer High King watch. Yea, the name is rather cheezy - but will appeal to Celtic lore fans, as well as megalomanics - I mean "royal" megalomaniacs. Or perhaps this watch can be the "chief" watch in your life?
RSW is all about unique modern designs, but those that are still fully functional and easy to live with. The sad reality with many watches that have "unique" designs is that they simple fail to be as useful or easy to read as more "traditional" ones. RSW pieces have all the right parts in all the right places, but everything else is open for "new types of interpretation." The High King (why do I keep wanting to say "hiking") comes in a 44mm wide case in four styles that mix gold, steel, and PVD black steel.
The watch bezel is skeletonized - sort of - while the dial is a combo of symmetry and asymmetry. I think it is a cool look. RSW places on the watch their special fold out crown - which is neat - while the movement has an interesting layout. You can see the open window on the dial to the automatic movement escapement, while it features the time, and a retrograde date dial. Opposite the date dial on the lower part of the dial is a power reserve indicator. I like the hour and minute hand designs, and I think that this is a very competent contender as an alternative "board room watch" for those tired of seeing a circulation of the same five brands. Look for the RSW High King soon.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch reviews