Announcements: Roger Smith And Romain Gauthier Appointed Trustees Of The Horological Society Of New York

The Horological Society of New York (HSNY) commences 2022 (its 156th year) with the addition of two trustees, world-renowned watchmakers Roger Smith and Romain Gauthier. The independent watchmakers join HSNY as Trustees William Massena and Michael Friedman fulfill their five-year term limits.

HSNY’s Board of Trustees grows with talent and guidance from global industry authorities, who come together throughout the year to guide America’s oldest watchmaking guild and implement new programs to help fulfill HSNY’s mission of advancing the art and science of horology. Smith and Gauthier’s appointment coincides with a time of incredible international growth for HSNY, which doubled its membership in 2021. Thousands of members around the world, and a growing list of corporate sponsors, enable HSNY to continue making a positive impact on the watchmaking industry.

About Roger Smith

Roger Smith

Dr. Roger Smith OBE is a true master of horology and the only contemporary watchmaker who can make a watch according to the ‘Daniels Method’ of single-handed craftsmanship. His journey has been one of continual discovery and today, he is working at the boundaries of mechanical watchmaking performance. In 2018, he was honored with an Order of the British Empire (OBE) and in 2019 was awarded an honorary doctorate by Birmingham City University in recognition of his services to horology. Smith is passionate about the future of horology and is the Chairman of the Alliance of British Watch and Clockmakers, a partner organization to HSNY.

About Romain Gauthier

Romain Gauthier

Born in the Vallée de Joux, the cradle of fine Swiss watchmaking, Romain Gauthier founded his eponymous watch brand in 2005. With the ambition to create his own watch and then his own manufacture, Gauthier has always made a priority of preserving his autonomy and independence. Today, his creative freedom allows him to produce exceptional timepieces of pristine quality in limited numbers for collectors, in accordance with his vision of watchmaking: the evolution of tradition.

HODINKEE is a sponsor of the Horological Society of New York.