ROGER DUBUIS

May 28th, 2015

ROGER DUBUIS  VELVET – HAUTE JOAILLERIE

Ladies are offered a tantalising opportunity to marry Fine Watchmaking and spectacular gemstones in a choice of Velvet – Haute Joaillerie creations that may be personalised at will to capture their unique character and charm by Roger Dubuis Velvet – Haute Joaillerie.

VELVET – HAUTE JOAILLERIEThe Maison Roger Dubuis has woven intense and passionate ties with women. Women who believe that fine mechanical horology should not remain an exclusively masculine preserve, but who continue to nurture a love of precious stones and dressy, sophisticated designs. In short, women who want it all – especially when it comes to choosing a timekeeping companion to adorn their wrists. Women who are firmly in touch with the Diva side of their nature, and are unafraid to reveal and express it. The Velvet collection is an anthem of praise to voluptuously feminine charm, an expression of discreet yet genuine luxury enhanced with a dash of daring spirit.

The confident elegance of the dazzling Velvet creations vividly conveys the intrinsically passionate nature of the Diva spirit pervading the entire collection. The recurrent boldness apparent in Roger Dubuis models and indeed in its entire approach to watchmaking is an indication of the Geneva watchmaker’s determination to remain attuned to the tastes and desires of its most demanding clients – many of whom are of course women.

The Velvet collection is a brilliant demonstration of this audacity, proving that a line may be synonymous with elegance and luxury together with a delightfully subtle feeling of misbehaving typical of the Diva. Its powerful, distinctive creations draw all eyes to their exceptional charisma and bring a new energy to watchmaking. The Velvet collection owes its special aura partly to its original design. With their graphic split-level dials creating a depth effect, elongated Roman numeral appliques converging towards the centre, finely decorated lugs that allow the bracelet to flow naturally from the 36 mm case, the timepieces playfully revisit the Roger Dubuis codes with a new sophistication. The trompe l’oeil case design, midway between a circle and a “tonneau” or barrel shape, accentuates an audacious style, while countless precious touches caress the sensual curves of the collection. Inside these infinitely seductive timepieces radiating a blend of virtuosity and poetry beats a strong mechanical heart.  With its commitment to maximising reliability, Roger Dubuis has fitted this line with a latest-generation calibre, the mechanical self-winding RD821 movement – designed, developed and perfected in-house according to the purest traditions of watchmaking. Decorated with “Côtes de Genève” it comprises 172 components, runs at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations/hour (4 Hz) and has a 48-hour power reserve. Like the entire Roger Dubuis production, each watch in the Velvet collection is stamped with the prestigious Poinçon de Genève. The Velvet Collection is a true icon of glamour that brings a blend of mystery and elegance to the watchmaking scene.


ROGER DUBUIS THE HOMMAGE DOUBLE FLYING TOURBILLON

Roger Dubuis, Hommage Double Flying Tourbillon with hand-made guilloché a stunning contemporary interpretation of a time-honoured decorative skill.

THE HOMMAGE DOUBLE FLYING TOURBILLONThe Hommage Double Flying Tourbillon with hand-made guilloché provides a stunning contemporary interpretation of a time-honoured decorative skill in a model driven by the innovative new RD100 movement. This new masterpiece of the Hommage collection highlights the traditional art of guilloché embodying an audacious combination of traditional and modern craftsmanship. By introducing the first Hommage models in 1995, Mr Roger Dubuis was paying a glowing tribute to his fore fathers in the watchmaking field as well as to horological traditions in the broadest sense of the term. When it came time to create the exceptional Hommage Double Flying Tourbillon with Hand-made guilloché, Gregory Bruttin and the R&D department that he heads opted for a deliberately simple display. Adopting a pareddown design made it possible to tailor the movement even more closely to the intrinsically traditional natüre of the Hommage collection, while also providing even more space in which to offer a contemporary aesthetic interpretation. The result of these deliberations was the RD100, a new movement composed of 452 individually hand-finished parts, endowed with a 50-hour power reserve and which called for 1,200 hours of manufacturing – of which 360 are devoted to meeting the Poinçon de Genève criteria – as well as six full weeks of controls. Such an accomplished mechanism naturally deserved to be showcased to its full advantage. The new Hommage Double Flying Tourbillon with hand-made guilloché achieves exactly that in a spectacular new demonstration of Roger Dubuis’ equally intense concern for the inner and outer beauty of its models. Endowed with historical design codes including long slender lugs, a concave bezel, large Roman numerals, a fluted crown and a distinctive folding clasp, it also features a range of subtle new touches.

Graphic appeal and intricate detailing. The polished and alternating satin-brushed surfaces, along with the sunray effect that has become a signature feature of Roger Dubuis timepieces, jointly contribute to the graphic appeal based on effective contrasts such as that between the rhodium-plated movement and its pink gold case. Doubtless the most striking aspect of the new Hommage Double Flying Tourbillon – and the one that immediately catches and holds the gaze – is the highly original guilloché work on the front. This intricate technical and decorative technique creates a unique, delicate and precise sunburst effect that cannot fail to appeal and intrigue.

 

SIHH 2014, WATCH

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