The RS-1 is comprised of a 7 piece construction with many layers of solid 316L stainless steel. It has a very unique design, something I have never witnessed before with its’ circular case surrounded by skeletonized lugs. The finishing is also very good, and reminds me of higher end Swiss Independent brands which sell for 10 times the price of these watches. However, Dwiss is no newcomer to the scene of Swiss watchmaking having been around since 2011 and even selling a Concepto Tourbillon for upwards of $19,000 via their webstore. In terms of dinensions, we are looking at 45MM x 13MM x 50.5MM. These dimensions are certainly larger than your average modern traditional swiss watch but to show off such a bold and quirky watch, it seems it was needed. The screw on bezel is also a nice touch with perfectly alligned screws and a smooth brushed finish. Talking about the finishing - it is really, really well done. The chamfered edges on the bezel and lug sides show off what Dwiss is truly about. The caseback also exhibits the Swiss ETA 2824-2 movement which is covered with a sapphire crystal. Please also keep in mind the 200M water resistance rating which allows this watch to pretty much go anywhere in or around water.
The iteration in hand contains the Orange style time wheel which is part of this Multilayer black dial. Heading to the center of the dial there is also a slight smokey black transparency where we can see the inner workings of the movement. The actual minutes hand is rhe large arrow shaped hand whilst the hours is read by the rotating disc which fills in each hour with orange as the hour passes. I think this way of telling time is unique, different, and practical in a fun way. Small fun details include neatly printed specifications near the outer portion of the dial, as well as the rotating shape that sits on top of the minute hand.
The movement utilized here is none other than the ETA 2824-2 caliber. This is a trusted and reputable swiss automatic movement which contains 24 jewels - hand winding - hacking - and reliability. They even went ahead and inscribed some branding into the rotor which is a nice detail.
Italian Leather/Fabric Band
There are two options when choosing a R1 timepiece ( Beacelet or Strap ) and mine contains the Italian leather/fabric 24MM strap with quick release pins. I have found it to be quite comfortable and even endure the custom buckle more. It actually feels like a suitable quality strap for a $1400 watch. While other companies skimp on materials and craftsmanship of straps in this price range, Dwiss certainly did not.
Furthermore, If you are sick of looking at everyones wrists and seeing the same traditional and overused designs time after time - the DWISS R1 can be a nice addition to any collection. It has a charm of its’ own with its’ design and various cuts. I think they produced a watch that certainly punches a bit over the selling price they are going for. I have owned and handled many luxury timepieces from large swiss brands in my lifetime, and the R1 certainly can hold its’ own when it comes to build quality, fit, finish, and design. Thanks for taking the time to read - and please do check out their webshop if you would like any more information regarding their timepieces.
The main component of a mechanical movement is the mainspring, a spring that gradually unwinds and transmits energy. A mechanical watch will keep accurate time despite requiring winding up if it's manual. ... Inside an automatic watch sits a small weighted rotor that has to oscillate in order to wind the mainspring.