Perpetuelle presents the highlights of Roger Dubuis’ 2014 collection as presented at SIHH 2014. Click any image or heading below for our full report with images and details and pricing where available.
Last but not least in the 2014 Roger Dubuis new release lineup is this Hommage Automatic. This is the most basic of the Roger Dubuis’ new releases, but of course nothing that Roger Dubuis does is ever really “basic”. I say basic only in comparison to the Hommage Chronograph, the Hommage Tribute to Mr. Roger Dubuis, and particularly in comparison to the truly remarkable Hommage Double Flying Tourbillon with Hand-Cut Guilloche dial (yes it is one hell of a watch). The Hommage Automatic is a 2-handed timekeeper with snailed small seconds sub at 9 o’clock. And as you can see, it is one sharp looking watch.
by Kyle Stults on January 18, 2014
In my book, this is as good as it gets folks. Roger Dubuis, the only watch brand that is 100% Poinçon de Genève certified, will officially unveil this killer Hommage Double Flying Tourbillon in 2014. Of course this is not the first double tourbillon from Roger Dubuis (if you missed my hands on with the incredible $252,000 Roger Dubuis Skeleton Double Flying Tourbillon in Black Titanium take a moment now…), but it is a new aesthetic. Aside from the double touby’s in the signature Roger Dubuis style, the dial is, like the 2014 Roger Dubuis Hommage Chronograph I showed you two days ago, made of a gorgeous deep-cut guilloché (done by hand). If you prefer your watches discreet and under-the-radar, click away now! More pics on the jump
It’s no secret to Perpetuelle readers that Roger Dubuis will unveil a revamped line of Hommage timepieces at SIHH 2014. One of which is this new 42mm Hommage Chronograph in pink gold case. Another of course is the Hommage Tribute to Mr. Roger Dubuis I previewed earlier…and just wait till you get a look at the Hommage Double Flying Tourbillon, an absolute stunner. But for now, let’s stay with this Hommage Chronograph, a great looking chronograph with micro-rotor caliber in the typical bold-yet-classical Roger Dubuis style.
Watch and movement pics, on the click
by Kyle Stults on January 15, 2014
Here’s a quick preview of a new piece from Roger Dubuis, the “Hommage Tribute to Mr. Roger Dubuis”. T his new piece whcih will be unveiled next week is said to be inspired by a particularly sophisticated model the brand’s founder and namesake launched in 2003 and features the same combination of functions: a flying tourbillon, a large date display, and a power-reserve display — in a pink gold case. The RD 540 movement is comprised of 293 hand-finished components, with almost as many hours involved to meet the strict demands of the Poinçon de Genève (Geneva Seal). Production of this piece will be limited to 208 pieces, which was Roger Dubuis’s registration number at the Geneva Watchmaking school where Mr. Dubuis began his training.
The tribute model is one of four limited editions in a collection of ten new Hommage references (incredible watches, by the way!!) that will be presented at the SIHH 2014, of which five will be self-winding (look out for the new RD 820 calibre self-winding movement with a microrotor) or chronographs and five will have other complications. Among these will be the Roger Dubuis Hommage Chronograph, as well as the head-turning Excalibur Quatuor in a new, full-titanium-black DLC interpretation. And more (#helloextraordinary)…Stay tuned!
by Kyle Stults on May 15, 2013
Hands On w/ Video…
Introduced in 2012 at SIHH, this exceptional Roger Dubuis Skeleton Double Flying Tourbillon (Ref RDDBEX0364) timepiece has a “full black” titanium case with a 45 mm diameter. The hand-wound mechanical skeleton movement (RD01SQ) has 319 parts including the double flying tourbillons, and a power reserve of 48 hours.
Limited to just 88 pieces, I recently happened upon one at the Roman Times watch boutique located @ The Forum shops in Caesar’s Palace Las Vegas.
Price? A cool $252,000. One hell of a watch, though!
More looks and some quick video of the double flying tourbillons, on the click
Hommage Minute Repeater, double platinum micro-rotors…limited 8 pieces…$ 419,000…
This very special Roger Dubuis Tribute to the Minute Repeater model, limited to 8 exclusive pieces, leads the way in a new line which pays tribute to the brand’s namesake founder. In addition to the minute repeater, the watch features not one but two micro-rotors in platinum, a stunningly beautiful combination.
by Kyle Stults on January 21, 2013
Now that you’ve seen the prodigious 350,000 Swiss Franc Roger Dubuis Excalibur Quatuor, how about this ultra exclusive version of it — limited to just 3 pieces, cased in silicon. According to Roger Dubuis, “Silicon has been chosen for its uniquely low weight and its incomparable hardness. In fact, it is half the weight of titanium, which is half the weight of steel, yet it is 4 times harder.”
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Quatuor in Silicon
48mm silicon case, manual wind RD0101 Caliber
(see: Roger Dubuis Excalibur Quatuor for more details/specs on how the watch works)
Limited edition 3 pieces
4 balance masterpiece…superior to the almighty tourbillon?
OK, let’s get the SIHH 2013 party started just a little early with a first look at an incredible new piece from Roger Dubuis. In what is sure to be one of the top highlights of SIHH 2013, the Roger Dubuis Quatuor is unveiled. This is a very mechanically complex watch and I will not go in-depth on at this moment; rather I will say that at its core the Quatuor is designed to instantaneously compensate for rate variations based on the position of the watch. Yes, this is what the famed tourbillon does, but typically it makes rate adjustments over the course of one minute. Cased in rose gold, this piece de resistance can be yours for 350,000 Swiss Francs (that’s $375k at current f/x). Some quick discussion– as well as specs and lots of looks — below.
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SIHH 2013 Preview…don’t miss the ultra-closeups below!
In 2013 Roger Dubuis will present the Excalibur Table Ronde, a limited series of 88 watches featuring 12 knights and their swords carved in gold and forming the hour markers around the enamelled dial. Indeed this is an evocation of the King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table legend, and a brilliant evocation at that — see the dial close-up shot below. The design mimics (though not completely) the Winchester Round Table, also pictured below. Here’s a first look, stay tuned for more to come…
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Knights of the Round Table
45mm rose gold case, automatic mechanical RD822 movement
Knights of the Round Table
and an even closer look:
The design displayed on the Winchester Round Table dates from 1552 and was made to impress the visiting Emperor Charles V
Pictured is King Henry VIII of England himself sitting in Arthur’s seat above a Tudor rose
On the back-side of the watch, a royal crest is portrayed, in a deep royal blue color, adorned with three crowns. The crest is surrounded by the Knight’s statement: “Around this table, all in equality, will sit the most valiant knights. From this room, they will set out to seek challenges, to undo wrongs, to protect the weak, and to bring down the proud.”
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