My Unique RD auctioned in Sotheby

Jul 14, 2020,23:32 PM

My unique Roger Dubuis was auctioned in HK Sotheby last Saturday.

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A bit!

 By: Jeremy Wang : July 14th, 2020-23:43
But she is gone anyway. Hope the new owner loves her as much as I have done during the last 24 years!

yes, this was the longest owned watch by me

 By: Jeremy Wang : July 15th, 2020-06:10
I planned to keep it as a family treasure and pass to my son after I die. But nowadays, most young people do not like watches, some even don't wear watches. That's is why I decide to let her go in case when the day come, my son treats it like a trash. And... 

No it does not

 By: Jeremy Wang : July 15th, 2020-01:19
I expect more but I can accept! As a matter of fact, RD is not a Class A brand as PP and Rolex. Although this watch only produced one piece and compare to a only one piece of the Rolex Daytona which is sold for 25 million HKD in the same auction, this uni... 

I had noticed watch

 By: sham1 : July 15th, 2020-00:29
and was somewhat interested but decided to focus on something else. Hope you enjoyed owning this beauty.

Yes, it does!

 By: Jeremy Wang : July 15th, 2020-01:12
And better than a modern RD tourbillon in the same auction! The auction revealed that modern RD watches are not worth their prices! The prices of modern RD watches are way too high!

RD is a good exmaple that horology is not often apprectiated the way it actually would deserve to be

 By: COUNT DE MONET : July 15th, 2020-02:23
RD makes his own balance springs, PP and many others do not do, and Rolex just recently. An inhouse balance spring is in the centre (pun intended) of a movement and to me a big reason to consider getting a RD.

Patek does not do metal alloy balance springs

 By: COUNT DE MONET : July 15th, 2020-04:04
They do silicon springs wich do not rank so high in my books as silicon is not a traditional material.

Thanks. [nt]

 By: Reuven Malter : July 15th, 2020-04:20

Thank you! Well said.

 By: xyz123abc : July 20th, 2020-05:18

Yes, it was!

 By: Jeremy Wang : July 15th, 2020-01:55
Sometimes you just let go what you love! And she will always be on my mind! C’est la vie!

Sad to have to let it go but it is healthy to rotate the collection

 By: VinnieD : July 15th, 2020-02:21
Can you tell us about its story? Did you have it commissioned and does the depicted scene have a special meaning to you? Mother of pearl subdial: that is a nice touch too

I bought this watch in 1996

 By: Jeremy Wang : July 15th, 2020-02:33
when Roger Dubuis left PP to establish his own brand. I think this watch was made by Riget Dubuis himself and the certificate has his hand signature. The dial is engraved a Portuguese explorer in 1492 and the movement is a 1940 packet watch which modified... 

Thanks for the explanation

 By: VinnieD : July 15th, 2020-03:09
I see written at the bottom 'départ Gama' or "the departure of Vasco da Gama". Cool piece and story

Do you have more photos ?

 By: Mr.Gatsby : July 15th, 2020-04:53
Personally I think the price is fair and on the high side already. I suppose that price does not include buyer’s premium yet. There is no doubt about the highly finished quality of the watch, just that the artwork on the dial is subjective in terms of per... 

The price includes the buyer's premium

 By: Jeremy Wang : July 15th, 2020-05:52
I posted on other thread for this watch, you can search and see more photos.

As a big fan of early RD, I'm not entirely sure

 By: Jester : May 28th, 2021-18:24
whether I should congratulate you as it's a truly unique pieces. Having said that, I do understand your rationale and applaud your desire to pass it onto someone who would hopefully treasure this piece as much as you did.