Behind the Scene: The Metropolitan Collection

Featuring our most sophisticated designs to date and high spec automatic movements, our Metropolitan's understated style will impress with its presence.


We designed the Metropolitan models with the firm belief that style should never get in the way of function, but should naturally derive from it. True style complements function. It should be subtle, never loud or trendy. It should be timeless, never rendered obsolete by new technology.

 How to craft an heirloom

Every single component of the Metropolitan is made from superior materials to ensure flawless operations for years to come. It was designed to be an heirloom to be passed down to the next generation.

Our direct-to-consumer business model means we skip the distributors and retailers and pass the savings down to you.

Design elements


Exhibition caseback allows full view of the automatic movement
Exhibition caseback allows full view of the automatic movement

The Metropolitan Automatic models all feature an exhibition caseback with a large window showcasing the beautiful automatic movement. You will be able to observe the rotor spinning and admire the engineering that goes into the design of the beating heart of an automatic watch.

Double domed bubble crystal
Double domed bubble crystal

One of the signature elements of the Metropolitan Automatic collection is the double domed bubble crystal covering the dial. Reminiscent of the bold mid-century modern designs of the 60s, it gives the watch an undeniable presence. The domed shape creates a slight distortion at the edge of the crystal, a signature look of 60s watches and part of the unique character of the Metropolitan watch.

Miyota 9015 movement (courtesy Miyota Citizen Japan)
Miyota 9015 movement (courtesy Miyota Citizen Japan)

The Calibre 90S5/9015 used in the Metropolitan Automatic watches is an exceptional high-spec, Japan-made automatic movement featuring a 42-hour power reserve.

It is a 3-hand movement that has been favorably compared to the ETA2824 movement used in luxury watches such as Baume & Mercier, Bell & Ross and Tudor.

Its high 28,800 bph (8 beats per second) impart it with a super smooth sweep of the seconds hand.

It was developed and is manufactured by Miyota, an iconic Japanese manufacturer with a reputation for quality, reliability and precision. The 90S5/9015 is ideally suited for an heirloom watch like the Rossling & Co. Metropolitan.

All Metropolitan Automatic watches feature a faux-croc genuine leather strap with genuine leather backing for ultimate comfort and durability. The polished buckle is engraved with the Rossling & Co. logo.

Solid stainless steel 316L case and crown
Solid stainless steel 316L case and crown

The case of the watch is made of highly polished stainless steel (316L) for ultimate durability and strength. The low profile crown allows for easy adjustment of the time or date.

Metropolitan Automatic dial details
Metropolitan Automatic dial details

The Metropolitan Automatic collection showcases 3 different dial colors (gloss black, gloss white and sunburst blue) each available in 2 dial layout options (Classic and Open-Heart). All dials feature hand-applied polished indices and diamond cut hands.

The Open-Heart layout features a round window at 6 o’clock showcasing the 90S5 movement.

The Classic layout features a square date window at 6 o’clock.

Certificate of authenticity and warranty card
Certificate of authenticity and warranty card

Each watch is hand-assembled and is delivered with an international 2-year warranty card and a certificate of authenticity. Each watch will features a unique serial number on the caseback (ex.: 001/399).


The Metropolitan Black is for the man of the world. It conveys an air of mystery and effortless charm.






The Metropolitan White is for the classical man. Subtle, recognized by those in the know, it exudes confidence and charisma.






The Metropolitan Blue is our boldest design; for the man that does not fear being noticed. It has undeniable presence and personality.






  • Case Diameter: 40 mm
  • Case Thickness: 11.9 mm
  • Lug/Strap Width: 20mm
  • Double-Domed Sapphire Crystal
  • Solid Stainless Steel 316L Case
  • Screw-Down Exhibition Caseback
  • Unique Serial Number (ex.: 001/399)
  • Miyota Cal. 9015 or 90S5 Automatic Movement (Japan)
  • 20 mm Croc-Print Genuine Leather Strap with Leather Backing
  • 5 ATM (50 m) Water Resistance