Romain Gauthier was born in 1975 in Le Sentier, in the Vallée de Joux. in heart of fine Swiss watchmaking. It was here that he developed his passion for traditional haute horlogerie blended with clean, contemporary design and innovative micro engineering. After studying precision-mechanics Romain went on to gain a diploma as a constructor of precision machinery.
In 1997, he started his first job as a machine programmer/operator at the very highly regarding horological parts manufacturer in the Vallée de Joux and over the following years, Romain managed and grew the machine department into one of the most well-equipped and efficient production facilities in Europe.
In pursuit of his desire to create his own watch brand, Romain completed an MBA in 2002. His final thesis – passed with distinction – was the business plan for Montres Romain Gauthier. He then began work on the timepieces themselves. “I knew that a good movement was the basis of everything I planned to build, so I started with that.”
In 2006, after four years of working in secret, Romain launched his brand with the Prestige HM, which featured his own in-house manufacture movement. The HM was followed in 2012 by the Prestige HMS and the ground-breaking Logical One in 2013.
Manufacture Romain Gauthier is a manufacture in the truest sense of the word in that they design, develop, produce, assemble and regulate entirely in-house. Manufacture Romain Gauthier has advanced machines and automatic lathes and produces virtually every high-quality component in-house.