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- The initial order quantity will be limited to 25 pieces for each model. The items will be shipped sequentially from 15th April.
 

KUOE is proud to announce the ROYAL SMITH 90-010 as their 10th watch model.

For the first time, KUOE has adopted CITIZEN MIYOTA's premium Japanese-made "Cal. 9122" movement.  This high-beat movement features a triple calendar function with support for the date, day of the week, and month. The dial for this model has a vertical brushed finish. The blue hands on the center seconds and subdials are thermally blued. The crystal is a boxed dome sapphire glass with AR coating. The Arabic numerals on the dial are classic Breguet numerals, reminiscent of antique watches of yesteryear. The indices on the outer circumference are raised, adding depth to the dial's appearance.
 

The watch case and bracelet are made of high-grade 316L stainless steel, which is also used for medical equipment. It is resistant to rust and discoloration and generates almost no metal ions that can cause metal allergies.
 

What is blued steel?

Blued steel is a metal that has been "blued."   The bluing used for the ROYAL SMITH 90-010 hands are specifically "hot" blued. When the steel is heated, it oxidizes and changes color. The color changes in order from yellow, to brown, to dark brown, and finally blue.  Steel treated in this process is called "blued steel" due to the distinctive blue color.   Shortly after the blue color, the metal turns gray, so the timing is very important to achieve a beautiful the desired blue color, making it a very time-consuming and expensive process. Bluing is an old technique used to make steel more corrosion resistant but has fallen out of favor in recent years due to the low cost of stainless steel.  In modern times, this technique is used only in high-end wristwatches, so KUOE has chosen to use it for this commemorative model.
 

ROYAL SMITH 90-010 Automatic Ivory x Vertical Brushed Dial

SKU: rs90010-iv-vertical
$889.00Price
Out of Stock
    • Movement: Citizen Miyota - Cal.9122 / Automatic with hand-winding and stop-seconds (Hacking)
    • Glass: Dome-shaped Sapphire Glass with AR coating
    • Water Resistance: 5 BAR
    • Power Reserve: ~40 hours