The watch at auction ended up selling for over £658,000 but Roger knew that he could design a face and a complex automatic movement in a timepiece that would capture the beautiful design and grand date functions for a much more reasonable price. Not many collectors were trained to build watches at the best Swiss factories or have access to our Swiss built machinery but the 8 wheeled precision movement with a 100-year calendar proved difficult to master.
This being no easy feat, it took Roger and his genius of a brother, Matthew 30 months to create the grand date design and the 27 jeweled complex automatic movement for the Atlas. With a vintage automatic self winding movement, the watch runs without batteries - it just needs the normal movement of your body. The magnificent blue feuille hands measure day, date, year and even display a sun/moon AM/PM indicator.
The true sign of a collector's watch is the smooth sweep second hand. The sweep sets this limited edition "Atlas" apart from the mass produced watches. The golden satin face has raised gold plated numbers and markers, a tachymeter and the exhibition back gives you a view of the 27 jeweled movement.