Yep, the name is self-explanatory, you don’t need to be a genius to understand that the timepiece includes a tourbillon and a second repeater in it. Nevertheless I do not think it will exactly the watch justice — as if you see it you realise it’s actually considerably more than just a time tool — it is a story. Just like other bits in the Hommage collcetion, which premiered at the previous 2 years it seems like the watch has a soul inside of this absolutely hand-polished round casing and behind this guilloché crispy dial. And no wonder — it takes over 1000 hours to manufacture these beauties, and a large part of the time goes to finishing, polishing and checking every small detail manually. So because not only can you get a wristwatch that proudly carries the ‘Geneva Seal’, but also brings out emotion every time you glance at it.Now if we receive somewhat less intimate and a little more technical the watch is still nothing less than a piece of mechanical art. Automatic micro rotors. No, they don’t serve any function aside from winding the watch, and yes, it looks awesome when there are two of these. Some might say that it is not very smart as it would block the view of the movement, but if you have a close look at the rear you’ll realize that the space is mostly inhabited by the baseplate, and the best perspective on the motion is actually from front (dial) side!Speaking of this dial — it’s by far my favourite one from Roger Dubuis. The depth of the layers, the partial skeletonization, the rose gold color scheme but at precisely the same time easily readable minutes and hours. Easily readable since the movement is housed at a 45 mm increased gold casing, which as I might 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 whether you’re here to discover more regarding your next buy or just curious about the new piece you had a good time reading the post and appreciated the photos of the model!
The Hommage series is one of two original collections which were released following Roger Dubuis was recognized as the newest. Originally it was envisioned as the line that, as its name suggests, represents homage to the powerful watchmakers and brands of yesteryear. Nowadays, this line serves more as a tribute to Roger Dubuis himself that finally left the major position of the company more than a decade past. These days, the man after whom the brand was termed functions as the ambassador and an adviser. As some reports suggest the Hommage collection is going to soon be expanded with several new models. For now, the only real novelty in the series is exactly Hommage Chronograph model.Roger Dubuis Hommage Chronograph is based around RD680 in-house motion that’s already present in eight of the present timekeepers that are currently included in the brand’s palette of products. The caliber integrates 42 jewels and 261 components in total. Regarding the dimensions of the movement, they are the diameter of 13 3 lignes and the depth of 6.3 mm. Its reduced thickness is enabled with the inclusion of a tungsten micro-rotor to its self-winding system. This similarly enables a much better view of its column-wheel chronograph complication which is coupled with a semi-instant 30-minutes chrono signal. It must likewise be stated that the richly finished movement together with the Geneva seal since the supreme certification of the quality beats in the frequency of 28,800 vph and includes a power reserve which lasts for approximately 52 hours.The newcomer by Roger Dubuis which will be premiered at the SIHH 2014 is put in a slender 18 K red gold casing with mirror polish and satin finishes. Its diameter steps to 42 mm. The case also includes a knurled crown and chrono pushers in precisely the same material. Both front and back of the case contain sapphire crystals, while the rear also occupies the signature of Roger Dubuis, since it is the common practice for those timekeepers from the sequence.
|Bracelet material||Crocodile skin|
|Location||United States of America, California, Beverly Hills|
|Case diameter||42 mm|
|Bracelet material||Crocodile skin|
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