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Assembling hand finished movement

The Art Of Hand Finished Watches 

The fine watchmaking of ROYTER

Hand Polished Watch Case

The polishing and brushing of ROYTER watch case is all done by hand exclusively by Dan himself. It takes many man-hours to make sure every surface and every angle reflects the ultimate expression of hand finished watch. With only perfection in mind, each case is executed one by one to the highest level of watchmaking. It requires Royter to apply just the right amount of pressure using special tools in order to have the perfectly balanced mirror polished lugs and ideally brushed surface of the case flanks where the hairline strokes are perfectly even. The process of applying these finishing techniques requires a very steady hand, an intense attention to detail and many years of experience.

Freehand Engraving

Every ROYTER timepiece comes with a special hand engraved winding rotor, executed by a highly skilled artisan. Hand-engraving, a very complex, time-consuming and rarefied art, ads a unique character to each watch. The depth of the cut and the curl of the lines are like an inimitable fingerprint – a personal signature that sets each individual timepiece apart from all others. Under a microscope, one will spot smoothly carved lines, that catch the light with unique brilliance.

Black Polished Screws

Even the a small detail like flat polishing of the screw head, change the overall look of the movement by enhancing visual appeal. First, the screw head is flat grained over special microfinishing film, following flat polishing process by rubbing the screw head over a zinc plate covered with some diamontine paste.The result is perfectly mirrored polished screw head that reflects black under different angle. We believe that hand finishing watch parts adds value to the watch when well executed, as every hand finished watch is unique in the sense that every hand finished part, every screw, is perfectly finished but still slightly different from the another.


The skill of the ultimate anglage is mastered through many years of practice, and the ideal result is only achievable by hand.The angle’s surface must be consistent with parallel edge. Applying too much pressure will cause the component to deforms; not enough, and the angle won’t be clear and sharp. As a result, chamfer highlights the shape of the the rotor with a breathtaking visual execution an exceptional play of light. Since the operation can only be performed by hand, each piece becomes unique as no two will ever be perfectly identical. One of the most complicated of hand finish methods, require great dexterity and skill.