Movement : Swiss Automatic ETA 2824.2 with hack seconds. Tested and adjusted to keep time to Chronometer standards. Limited edition number engraved on the rotor.
Watch case : 43mm All steel case with screw on display back, 12mm Thick. Onion Crown. Thick Bevelled Mineral glass. Total weight (Excluding strap) Approx. 92.5 Grams.
Dial: Black with calendar and luminous figures. Luminous hands.
Band: English Hand Made Black 22mm Flieger strap with white stitching. Spare set of screwed bars are supplied with the watch.
These watches are assembled by ourselves, in England, from all Swiss parts. They are tested and adjusted to keep time to Chronometer standards.
Limited Edition of only 50 Pieces. Rose wood box with Limited Edition plaque. 12 Months Warranty.
From an earlier post of mine:
Pictures of the watch are all over the RLT forum and on the RLT commercial site; I can recommend PG’s review and photos.
The RLT4 is a large watch in the style of the Limes Nightflight Vintage and Glycine Observer; it is however in my opinion a better looking watch than either the Limes or Glycine. The case is 43 mm in diameter and 12 mm high and 53mm lug to lug, the lug spacing is 22mm and the watch minus strap weighs 92.5g (from Roy’s description).
The case is beautifully made and if rumours are true about its source then we are fortunate indeed.
The case is a tasteful combination of brushed stainless steel on the sides, polished stainless steel and crystal display back with milled edges and a milled bezel. The brushing is uni-directional giving the sides of the case a nice satin sheen. The lugs are well engineered with screwed bars and no sharp edges.
The crystal is thick mineral glass with bevelled edges and sits slightly proud of the bezel so perhaps a danger of chipping with hard use (which non of us will do of course!).
The crown is of “onion” style, not sure about this I think I would have preferred a normal crown, however it is a minor issue. Onion crowns are certainly a lot more comfortable.
Roy has given the RLT4 a black handmade English flieger strap with white stitching and a nice taper from 22mm to 18mm at the buckle. The only criticism I have is that the stainless steel buckle is a grey colour, it would have been better to have a polished stainless steel buckle to match the case. Overall the watch sits well with the strap.
Dial and Hands
The dial is black with highly luminous numbers sitting inside a substantial seconds scale; a date window replaces the number 3. The RLT Watch Co. England logo sits under the 12 and between the 10 and 2. The hands are of squelette type and again highly luminous with a non luminous second hand. I like this dial, it has a nice vintage look but has retained a contemporary feel.
I know bugger all about movements and will leave comments to those that know. It will be interesting to see if it performs as well as my RLT5 (less than a second a day). I like the hacking facility – helps when you are accuracy obsessed. The watch number is engraved on the rotor and clearly visible through the display back.
Box & Papers
Box is really nice and appropriate for the style of the RLT4 – rosewood with brass plaque. There are no papers.
For the price of £240 you get a lot of watch for the money, and with a limited number of 50 I have no doubt that this will become a valuable collectors item in the future.
I am really pleased with the watch it looks great on my 8.5” wrist, a real winner Roy thank you!
Edited by pg tips, 19 January 2004 - 10:33 AM.