Introducing: The New Roger Dubuis Velvet Collection For Pre-SIHH 2016
Roger Dubuis’ assortment planned solely for ladies customers is known as Velvet, and during the current year’s SIHH, they will add two watches to the current setup (that we are aware of up until now, I should add). These are the Blossom Velvet Pink and Velvet Secret Heart. Also, there will be another men’s watch, The Excalibur Skeleton Automatic.
The Blossom Velvet Pink (which will likewise be delivered in Blue) includes a mother-of-pearl dial with arranged pink grand feu enamel flower themes. The fundamental case configuration is basically indistinguishable from other Velvet cases and is set with jewels. Roger Dubuis is known for their utilization of imaginative mechanical and programmed developments, and this is the same for their ladies’ watches (fortunately – and part of a proceeding and developing pattern for fine watchmaking brands to comprehend that female customers progressively expect a similar delight inside as outside an extravagance watch). In the Blossom Velvet, the producer utilizes the programmed RD821 movement.
As for the Velvet Secret Heart, the watch includes a blue sunburst dial with Roman numerals, like those in the current assortment of Velvet watches. The white gold case is set with jewels in the bezel. The most energizing part about this watch is the bi-retrograde hopping date – a component of oneself winding, Geneva Seal bearing type RD821B. This is a 11 1/4 ligne, 48 gem development with a 48-hour power hold, and it is in spite of the exceptionally ladylike plan of the watch generally speaking, a genuine watch also, being acclimated to six positions.
I had the chance to plunk down with the CEO of Roger Dubuis, Jean-Marc Pontroué, and got some information about his musings on ladies’ watches and their job in Roger Dubuis. His reaction, “Velvet has been considered as a women devoted line. The Velvet line has been extremely effective which is the reason at SIHH this year we will zero in on the women watches… there has been a more popularity for top of the line mechanical women watches (and) we trust it is our main goal, being an assembling of elite developments, to supply them for the women watch consumers.”
As for the men, this year Roger Dubuis will deliver the Excalibur Skeleton Automatic. Roger Dubuis is known for their skeletonized watches (and the particular engineering of their skeletonized watches) and this one obviously shows they proceed to effectively build up their plans. The Excalibur Skeleton is made of carbon fiber sheet shaping compound, outlandishly – this is a primary material utilized modernly for its gentility, strength, and consumption obstruction, and it comprises of a combination of polyester gum and cleaved carbon fiber (or glass fiber, however it’s carbon in this example). The outcome is as planned: a light, solid case (hypoallergenic into the deal) with an exceptionally outlandish and specialized look.
Inside is the RD820SQ programmed development with miniature rotor; this is a self-winding development running in 35 gems, on the bigger side at 16 lignes x 6.38 mm with a 60-hour power save. The openworking has the star-theme normal for quite a bit of Roger Dubuis’ openworking (on the off chance that you judge the nature of openworking by the level of straightforwardness of the development, which traditionally was one of the key rules, this is really fabulous stuff) and similar to the case with the whole Roger Dubuis creation, conveys the quality punch known as the Geneva Seal (appropriately, the Poinçon de Genéve, which determines utilitarian just as enlivening models which a development must pass).
All three pieces will be delivered in January at SIHH in 2016. For more data you can visit the Roger Dubuis site .
Bloom Velvet, Pink, $64,200
Velvet Secret Heart, $80,300
Excalibur Automatic Skeleton Carbon Fiber, $63,100