Enjoyed the experience in deciding on this one

Apr 07, 2023,13:13 PM

A Roger Dubuis 2005 Hommage. When I saw this the first time at a dealer, I was tempted.

I went for a 2nd time and was even more tempted, but could not make a decision.
I went for a 3rd time and this time I felt no temptation at all. Instead, I was tempted by a 2018 slate-dial Excalibur, but needed to think more.
Finally, I went for a 4th time and seeing both watches together again realized that THIS, and not the Excalibur, belonged on my writst.

I have become fascinated by RD's  early models that to me typfify the brand based on their bold designs, excellent crafting, and outstanding finishing.
Hopefully, more watch enthusiasts will begin to reconsider RD oldies and the brand, which deserve greater recognition IMHO. 

HAGWE everybody, and enjoy yourself and your watches. 

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Big congrats Ron on this beautiful RD.

 By: LarsG : April 7th, 2023-13:16
Lot of wrist presence. RD from their Hey-days. I´d have picked the exact same one. Enjoy!

While maybe not my style, I do like its boldness.

 By: Jay (Eire) : April 7th, 2023-13:40
No question this watch is “owning” those Romans, and for me it works. I often find romans give a watch a dated look but there are several watches (including a few I own) where I feel that’s not the case and instead the watch feels more contemporary. I thi... 

Totally agree! Here the Romans are a state of Avantgarde!

 By: MCG (Markus) : April 7th, 2023-13:57
Sadly the RD‘s are often too big for my small wrist…

Yes, indeed. Avantgarde and the boldest piece I have.

 By: Moka-Tiger (Ron) : April 8th, 2023-02:01
It's fun to go wild. It's a big watch, but then maybe that will be just more to appreciate on your small wrist.

The case is 43mm, and lug to lug is about 55mm based on my probably inaccurate measurement.

 By: Moka-Tiger (Ron) : April 8th, 2023-02:00
It's a big and very bold watch. As you said, it's the Romans. It's the boldest looking watch in my rather conservative collection.

I answered below, but to directly respond to your question, the case is 43mm, and lug to lug is about 55mm

 By: Moka-Tiger (Ron) : April 8th, 2023-12:34
Yes, those Romans are definitely the soul of this watch design.

amazing medieval chic

 By: Gelato Monster : April 7th, 2023-13:57

Yes, I think it's a fun piece.

 By: Moka-Tiger (Ron) : April 8th, 2023-02:01

Thanks. I went for bold this time.

 By: Moka-Tiger (Ron) : April 8th, 2023-02:01

Interesting to read that

 By: Weems@8 : April 7th, 2023-16:29
Your decision way is how i do. Not walk on one night ice. First the ice must grow before a safe walk insured. I like your RD Ron. Why? It have not that silly six lug design. Why RD is not doing it anymore on the todays Excalibur’s is maybe a task we must ... 

Thank you, and I totally agree about the ice must grow to be sure of a safe walk.

 By: Moka-Tiger (Ron) : April 8th, 2023-02:04
I wonder if RD will listen to us. Since RD is part of the Richemont Group, it also has to be a group decision and how the brand works with the other brands. It would be wonderful to see more traditional RD watches appear again.


 By: Weems@8 : April 8th, 2023-07:10
The need to differ, not be a copy cat is important for watch brands. Find an own public. Better to do this with case shapes and forms , instead of difficult lug systems.

Beautiful! And bold!

 By: patrick_y : April 7th, 2023-17:23

Thanks. As you know, this is for me the boldest watch that I own.

 By: Moka-Tiger (Ron) : April 8th, 2023-02:05
And I love it. It's fun to go wild for a change. Ha! I am glad that I got the Hommage in the end.

Wild done well!

 By: patrick_y : April 8th, 2023-02:08

Aaaah, I know about buying, selling, and wanting back.

 By: Moka-Tiger (Ron) : April 8th, 2023-02:06
I have walked that road before. Anyway, I hope you can find another one.

Thanks. I feel the same about attractive and underrated brand.

 By: Moka-Tiger (Ron) : April 8th, 2023-02:08
Yes, this one, as all of RD watches, comes with the Geneva Seal, and a certificate from the French Observatory too. Roger Dubuis was very particular that his watches meet the best standards before going to market.

Nice, those Roman numerals

 By: Thomas_3 : June 9th, 2023-01:55
are overwhelming, but at the same time they aren't. I'm taken in by them. Congratulations.

I feel the same.

 By: Moka-Tiger (Ron) : June 9th, 2023-12:21
They are standouts, but they make the watch. It's a fun one and people ask me what it is.