One of only 28 made in white gold, this chronometer struck a revolutionary cord in watch design, a case like no other!
Dubuis studied studied all facets of watchmaking at Patek Phillipe before launching his high horology eponymous brand which seemed to have brought a modern twist to classic style. The hand crafted dial with Breuget numerals flows nicely into a case of delicate and odd curves, being both brushed and polished in different places. The flowing curves of the case also lead one’s eyes into the slight wave-steps that shape the 3 dimensional hull of the timepiece, remarkable and ahead of their time as well. The tachyometer written around the edge of the dial was a very unique look to the brand and became a calling card and a halmark of the era it was produced.
The movement, labeled as an RD56, is based on the Lemania 2310 and display a high degree of black polish and watch making decoration. With a swan neck regulator, a large balance wheel and etched rear sapphire it is almost hard to believe these were created in the 90’s when such ornate work found its way into the broader spectrum of commercially available watches.
The chronometer buttons placed at jaunty angles to 12’oclock produce an emotionally satisfying “click” when pressed and the entire 21 jewel movement is finished to a high degree of beauty and accuracy as well. Being a certified chronometer from Besançon Observatory one can be sure of thorough testing and incomparable accuracy.
Case: white gold, 34mm square. One of 28 made in WG.
Dial: silver dial with chrono sub-dials and applied numerals.
Movement: RD56, a highly improved movement based on the Lemania 2310.
Includes: watch, special RD strap, buckle, however, no box or papers.
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