RG Sympathie

 By: Claudio S. : March 27th, 2020-06:58

It's a bit of slowdown, and Im taking this opportunity to go through my collection photo archive and make some order.
I would like to share with You some photos of My RD Sympathie. This is my favourite dress watch ever and I love RD execution of guilloche dial.

A tru fan

 By: Weems@8 : March 27th, 2020-07:13
RD must be proud of the dedicated owners of time peaces.

Have fun with your RD.

Gorgeous, have always been a RD fan.

 By: Thomas_3 : March 27th, 2020-07:18
What are the tools in the leather box?

Thanks. This are screwdrivers, strap changing and polishing tools. [nt]

 By: Claudio S. : March 27th, 2020-07:39
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Very, very nice.

 By: NautNut : March 27th, 2020-08:25
I have never seen that version before. Enjoy in the best of health.

Simply stunning

 By: Brandon Skinner : March 27th, 2020-09:17
Is the movement exposed? If so, can you share a photo of it with us?

Here You are.

 By: Claudio S. : March 27th, 2020-09:41
There is two case back see-through and solid. There is possible to swap them.

wow...that dial is damn impressive ! thanks for sharing !!

 By: mahesh : March 27th, 2020-10:35

That is truly beautiful

 By: Mohannad (aka Riddler) : March 27th, 2020-11:20
I love it

One of the best...

 By: mdg : March 27th, 2020-11:21
case shapes ever! The only ones I covet more are the watches with the crystal that matches the case.

Wow . I never seen this one before.

 By: Watchonthewrist : March 27th, 2020-13:28
I absolute love that case design and like many of you know i am a sucker for Salmon dials. This is absolute my fav From the brand for now . Thanks for sharing

SUCH a handsome timepiece. Top of the top. So fine, in fact, that I offer a comparison only to emphasize the special quality that crazy blue hands can impart to a watch face.

 By: halgedahl : March 27th, 2020-19:39
Here's my (equally loved) SBGW003, a Grand Seiko released as an LE of 300 on the JDM to celebrate the 120th anniversary of GS. The first shot, my proud wrist shot in which—as in yours—the hands but hint at their extraordinary impact 

shows a handsome timepiece, but... with a little something extra? The second, oriented toward the light in such a way that the hands come alive, tells another story. 

As I have written elsewhere, our timepieces reveal the time in a variety of ways. And here, both watches include arabic numerals for each of the 24 hours, perhaps suggesting that it might be easier, or more immediate, to read the time—no momentary indecision about whether or not its four or five, for example, to spoil the party. But you may have noticed—as have I, with mine—that in reading the dial of this magnificent watch there is simply no doubt, ever—not a moment's hesitation for the mind to laboriously record that a particular curvature represents the number 4 (or 5), thus giving you an impression of the hour, because it is actually more the position of the hands that tells the time, than any markings they may be pointing to. These wild blue hands do that in a way totally unlike hands of any other color, and in my (admittedly limited) experience make time-telling as "organic" as it ever could be (absent electrodes implanted in the brain). 

I love your Roger Dubuis. Distinctive in so many ways. Truly a marvel. My hat's off to you for having chosen such an uncommonly elegant watch.

Have a good day, and stay safe!

Fred H

Stunning GS.

 By: Claudio S. : March 28th, 2020-03:56
Thank You for Your post. And sharing Your GS It's new model to me, a bit under radar, but shines when all this small details are noted and exposed under right angle. 
I love this kind of watches. It’s pleasure to read how passionate You write about all this details. Wa all are aware that GS is all about attention to details and perfection in finishing. Really love Your comment and passion. Thank You for Your post. 

I’m a Volvo man as well. As I see we are sharing similar aesthetics smile

Yes… and here's to Wild Blue! (BTW… what do you think of Volvo's going all electric? I don't know much about the timeline, but perhaps you do.) [nt]

 By: halgedahl : March 28th, 2020-05:56
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Volvo - it’s time to buy classic

 By: Claudio S. : March 28th, 2020-06:42
I’m Huge fan of polestar 2. In my opinion Volvo will do really good electric car - no doubt about it. But in my opinion now it’s time to search classic Volvo with proper 5 cylinder engine. Volvo ages in such wonderful way. I’m actually looking for nice 244. I’m also big fan of cross country line. We drove all generations so far and they are wonderful and robust cars. My all time favorite is second generation.

Lovely! I'll respond with a pic of our XC70 later today. Meantime, if you type VOLVO UNVEILS ITS FIRST FULLY ELECTRIC CAR — AND A BOLD PLEDGE TO GO CARBON-NEUTRAL

 By: halgedahl : March 28th, 2020-07:34
into Google you'll find a fairly detailed article from "The Verge" that gives a good idea of the timeline the company has adopted. More from my side later!    FH

Those early Dubuis are stunning

 By: Spartacus : March 29th, 2020-23:23
He sure knows how to do salmon, and the guilloche is wonderful. Not many people employ that pattern. I didn't know their hands looked so turquoise.  Thank you for the really nice photos.  After seeing his early work in person, I can totally see why that's your favorite dress watch. 

Thank You. I agree. Early RD are underrated.

 By: Claudio S. : March 30th, 2020-04:20
That’s also attract me, as I really like watches flying under the radar. I might be mistaken, but RD sympathie was one of first watches with Geneva seal, after PP introduced this standard to market. 

I have the same philosophy

 By: Spartacus : March 31st, 2020-12:40
I don't like watches that are inherently recognizable. It's not that I don't like common and recognizable watches, but I seldom want others to see the watch I'm wearing, partly because of my very modest work environment and circle of friends who probably don't have the financial means. That means there's no external pressure to keep up with the Joneses, so to speak. They're just for me.

Enjoy in the best of health and live 1,000,000 years! However if you ever want to part with it before then...please ping me! [nt]

 By: NautNut : July 22nd, 2020-19:06
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Thank you for sharing these photographs. I've come to the conclusion that RD does some of the finest salmon dials. Now, if only I could find one like yours, or like this

 By: Age_of_Surfaces : November 1st, 2020-21:03

Photo credit: Monochrome Watches)