From the Hommage Automatic, the brand has produced an extremely wearable watch imbued with considerably craftsmanship. The pricing is a tad expensive for a wristwatch that only displays hours, minutes and tiny seconds but, I guess with its profoundly impressive specification, there’ll be no shortage of customers for this handsome timepiece.So here is something fresh out of Roger Dubuis, also it isn’t just a very impressive looking pocket watch, but also something that the Swiss luxury watch brand hopes will be a new tradition for them. Known only as the Roger Dubuis Hommage Minute Repeater Tourbillon Automatic Replica OrologiMillesime pocket watch, this item is a one-of-a-kind creation based on a challenging restoration project of a classic pocket watch movement. In fact, “millesime” in French only means “vintage.” Roger Dubuis has announced that they will create one such bit unique “restored vintage” watch each year and that those items will soon be available for sale exclusively in Roger Dubuis brand stalls around the world. That seems like a pretty decent method of getting folks in stores, or at least the shops that have these products. This Roger Dubuis Hommage Millesime will reside at the forthcoming Roger Dubuis brand boutique in Geneva, scheduled to start in July of 2015. Since the very first of its kind, the Roger Dubuis Hommage Millesime should garner a good deal of attention if Roger Dubuis would be to warrant the new collection. Even though the price for the Roger Dubuis Hommage Millesime will not be exactly what folks consider cheap, it did demand huge quantities of effort and time for just 1 object.
I also note the same roundeed inward angles on the anglages of this complex tourbillon bridge spider, such as the one on the RD540, along with the similar high level of finishing otherwise.The dial is the touch Homage dial with guilloche sunburst with applique as found in other members of the Homage series (with the exception to the Tribute to Mr. Roger Dubuis as this watch has a lacquered dial). Interestingly, the two seconds hand don’t totally scynchronize, I am not sure why they should or shouldn’t, however, just an observation they don’t. I’ll make certain to ask the watchmaker and report back here.I believe this set of Homage watches can signal the return of Mr. Roger Dubuis, that was also seen round the booth, taking photo opportunities with the various press. I hope that he will be more involved in the design and manufacture of those watches that keep his name, as he is one of those authentic master watchmakers of the creation. What are the views?The Genevese watchmaker Roger Dubuis will be presenting its newest Hommage Chronograph timekeeper at the soon to be held SIHH 2014 exhibition in Geneva. New chronograph is going to be outfitted with proprietary RD680 motion which features a automatic winding system with a micro-rotor, as well as a column-wheel chronograph complication. The Geneva seal certified motion is fitted into a mid-sized red gold casing. As the first unofficial reports suggest, the opinion will be sold at about $52,000.
The Hommage series is one of two original collections which were released following Roger Dubuis was recognized as the newest. Initially it had been envisioned as the line which, as its name suggests, represents homage to the successful watchmakers and brands of the past. These days, this line serves more as a tribute to Roger Dubuis himself who eventually left the leading position of the firm more than a decade past. Nowadays, the man after whom the new was named functions as the ambassador and an advisor. As some reports suggest the Hommage collection is going to soon be expanded with several new models. For now, the only previewed novelty from the show is exactly Hommage Chronograph model.Roger Dubuis Hommage Chronograph relies around RD680 in-house motion which is already present in eight of the existing timekeepers which are currently included in the brand’s palette of merchandise. The caliber integrates 42 stones and 261 elements in total. Regarding the dimensions of the movement, they’re the diameter of 13 3 lignes along with the thickness of 6.3 mm. Its reduced thickness is permitted with the inclusion of a tungsten micro-rotor to its self-winding system. This similarly enables a better perspective of its column-wheel chronograph complication that is coupled with a semi-instant 30-minutes chrono indication. It must likewise be stated that the richly finished movement together with the Geneva seal since the supreme certification of this quality beats at the frequency of 28,800 vph and includes a power reserve which lasts for approximately 52 hours.The novice by Roger Dubuis which will be premiered in the SIHH 2014 is placed in a slender 18 K red gold housing with mirror gloss and satin finishes. Its diameter measures to 42 mm. The situation likewise includes a knurled crown and chrono pushers at precisely the exact same material. Both front and back of the case contain sapphire crystals, whereas the rear also occupies the signature of Roger Dubuis, as it is the common practice for the timekeepers from the sequence.
Last but not least, a white gold case backwards is inserted individually. I can not imagine anyone has used this attachment; that doesn’t enjoy the look of the absolutely completed RD65 caliber? When the watch was offered new its retail price was about US$ 37.000,Produced with the RD 540 form shaped movement , strangely wrapped in a 45mm diameter pink gold round case. I am wondering why utilize a kind motion, which is normally a touch of a kind case, at a round case.Nonetheless, the movement is well done. Made of 293 hand-finished components, a whole 750 hours of production, of which 220 are dedicated to meeting the strict demands of their Poinçon de Genève, together with Roger Dubuis laying claim are the only watchmaker to have 100% certification from the Geneva agency. The new movement comprises the magnificent flying tourbillon using the attribute 3 equipped, interlocking cage layout, and is limited to 208 pieces, a nod to the fact that 208 was not just a lucky number in Chinese numerology, but likewise the register variety of Mr. Dubuis when he had been a student at the Geneva Watchmaking School.The dial is white lacquered, with a pink gold ring around the dial, white lacquered flange, powder minute ring along with Roger Dubuis transports, pink gold appliques. A daring design, and implementation, but one that in my view, works on a watch like this.The motion is well laid out, with good finishing. Note the anglages of these bridges have been well done, with the sharp horn on the bridge on the top. On the other hand, the inward angles onto the elaborate toubillon bridge is simply finished and rounded instead of a harder and, to my eyes, a beautiful execution with sharp edges.
In the Hommage Automatic, the brand has created an extremely wearable watch imbued with much craftsmanship. The pricing is a tad expensive for a wristwatch that merely displays hours, minutes and tiny seconds but, I guess with its profoundly impressive specification, there’ll be no lack of customers with this handsome timepiece.So here is something new out of Roger Dubuis, also it is not merely a very impressive looking pocket watch, but also a thing which the Swiss luxury watch brand expects will be a new tradition for them. Known only as the Roger Dubuis Hommage Minute Repeater Tourbillon Replica OrologiMillesime pocket view, this merchandise is a one-of-a-kind creation based on a challenging restoration job of a classic pocket watch movement. In fact, “millesime” in French only means “classic” Roger Dubuis has announced that they’ll produce one such piece unique “restored vintage” watch annually and that those things will soon be available for sale only in Roger Dubuis brand boutiques around the globe. That seems like a pretty good way of getting folks in shops, or at least the stores that have these items. Will the next version be known as the Roger Dubuis Hommage Millesime 2? This Roger Dubuis Hommage Millesime will live at the forthcoming Roger Dubuis brand boutique in Geneva, scheduled to open in July of 2015. As the very first of its type, the Roger Dubuis Hommage Millesime should garner a good deal of attention if Roger Dubuis would be to warrant the new group. Even though the cost for your Roger Dubuis Hommage Millesime won’t be exactly what people consider inexpensive, it did require huge amounts of time and effort for just one object.
Yep, the name is self explanatory, you don’t have to be a genius to understand that the timepiece includes a tourbillon and a second repeater within it. Nevertheless I do not feel that it will the watch justice — as when you see it you realise it’s actually much more than only a time tool — it is a story. The same as other pieces from the Hommage collcetion, which originated in the previous 2 years it feels like the watch features a soul inside of the perfectly hand-polished round casing and supporting that guilloché crispy dial. And no wonder it takes over 1000 hours to manufacture one of those beauties, and also a huge portion of this time goes to finishing, polishing and checking every small detail manually. So as a result not only do you receive a wristwatch that proudly carries the ‘Geneva Seal’, but also brings out emotion every time you glance at it.Now if we receive a bit less romantic and a little more technical that the watch is still nothing less than a piece of mechanical art. Automatic micro rotors. No, they do not serve any purpose aside from winding the watch, and it looks amazing when there are two of them. Some could say that it’s not very smart as it might block the view of this movement, but if you have a good look at the rear you’ll see that the space is mostly inhabited by the baseplate, and the best perspective on the movement is actually from front (dial) side!Speaking of the dial — it is by far my favorite one from Roger Dubuis. The depth of the layers, the partial skeletonization, the increased gold color scheme but at the same time readily readable minutes and hours. Easily readable since the movement is housed at a 45 mm increased gold casing, which because I could add, wears well on the wrist nevertheless.There will probably be only 20 of these pieces made for a price of 380’000 CHF, and that I hope that if you are here to discover more about your next buy or merely interested about the new item you had a fantastic time reading the article and enjoyed the photos of the model!
The brand new chronograph, shown above in white gold, together with the guilloche dial at a rather fetching sunlight burst pattern and framed by charcoal grey appliques. The motion is that the RD680, using 242 parts, 42 stones is equipped with all the conventional column wheel, and itself winding using a micro rotor to provide the motion with 52 hours of power reserve.The movement is fairly well completed. I particularly liked the long, curved blade spring (visible in the picture above on top left from approximately 2 o’clock to approximately 12) curving around from the bridge at which it’s attached to the column wheel. Interesting to note too that the prototype movement states 44 stones, but the specifications sheet states 42. Shown over, in a42mm pink gold case, set with diamonds. Also available with diamonds, also in white gold. The watch includes a styled guilloche dial in a sunburst design with appliques. The motion is itself winding RD620 with micro rotor to supply an independence of 52 hours.For mepersonally, the pièce de résistance is the technical and aestetically more daring dual tourbillon. The movement is the rather spectacular RD100 movement, with double flying tourbillons inside their characteristic stylized tourbillon cages. This supplied a spectacular visual treat for the viewer. Nevertheless, it was mentioned that the rate and consistency of this watch is better with the two tourbillons spinning in precisely the exact same direction, and subsequent instances have been made like so.
Last but not least, a white gold case backwards is added separately. I can’t imagine anyone ever has used this attachment; who doesn’t enjoy the look of the perfectly finished RD65 caliber? When the watch was offered brand new its retail cost was about US$ 37.000,Made with the RD 540 type shaped motion , curiously encased in a 45mm diameter pink gold round case. I’m wondering why use a form motion, which is normally a touch of a form case, at a circular case.Nonetheless, the motion is well done. Manufactured of 293 hand-finished components, a full 750 hours of production, of which 220 are devoted to meeting the stringent demands of their Poinçon de Genève, together with Roger Dubuis laying claim to be the only watchmaker to possess 100% certification from the Geneva agency. The new movement comprises the magnificent flying tourbillon with the characteristic 3 armed, stylized cage design, and is limited to 208 pieces, a nod to the reality that 208 wasn’t only a lucky number in Chinese numerology, but likewise the register variety of Mr. Dubuis when he had been a pupil in the Geneva Watchmaking School.The dial is white lacquered, with a pink gold ring around the dial, white lacquered flange, powder moment ring along with Roger Dubuis transports, pink gold appliques. A bold design, and execution, but one which in my view, functions on a watch like this.The movement is well laid out, with great finishing. Notice the anglages of these bridges have been well done, together with the sharp horn onto the bridge on the top. On the other hand, the inward angles onto the complex toubillon bridge is simply finished and curved instead of a more difficult and, to my eyes, a lovely execution with sharp edges.
|Case material||Pink gold|
|Bracelet material||Crocodile skin|
|Location||United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston|
|Case material||Pink gold|
|Case diameter||40 mm|
|Water resistance||5 ATM|
|Dial numerals||Arabic numerals|
|Bracelet material||Crocodile skin|
|Clasp material||Pink Gold|
|Display Back, Limited Edition|
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Roger Dubuis Hommage Bi-Retrograde Chronograph, H4056305, limited edition to 28 pieces, 18k rose gold on an alligator strap with an 18k rose gold deployant buckle, manual Wind movement (RD 5630), white dial with arabic numerals, chronograph, retrograde day and date, display back, size: 40mm, thickness: 11 mm, water resistant to 5 atm, like new with original box and papers dated December 2000. Email us about this watch Trade for this watch