Wearing this today, inspired by a previous thread on the state of RD under Richemont.

Jul 02, 2024,14:59 PM
 






This one dates from when Roger Dubuis actually was Roger Dubuis, the Sympathie had a shaped crystal, the watches were hand assembled and finished, and every design was a limited edition of 28. I don’t think anybody has made watches quite like this since Dubuis left the company to his partner prior to the Richemont buyout. (As per the older thread, the original RD business model, akin perhaps to today's Voutilainen or Rexhep Rexhepi, would be a non-starter for any large luxury conglomerate.) 

Anyone else have early production RD references to share?



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+1 like very extravagant ones

 
 By: hora12reborn : July 2nd, 2024-19:32

That’s a marvelous example. Well-proportioned design which draws the the towards the center.

 
 By: Lankysudanese : July 2nd, 2024-15:15
I also found the BO certification a huge bonus.

Yeah, not sure I've ever seen anything else with Bulletin Observatoire certification.

 
 By: Modernahab : July 2nd, 2024-15:25
Anybody know a current producer that gets this chronometer certification in lieu of/on top of COSC?

Indeed!

 
 By: amanico : July 2nd, 2024-17:14

Great piece!

 
 By: mblum3 : July 2nd, 2024-15:35
I was hoping to buy one a couple of years ago. It was in white gold. Turned out to be the wrong hands and polished. Love this model. Are you familiar with the Illinois model called the Jolly Roger? It's from the twenties and this bears a resemblance to it... 

It is, isn't it.

 
 By: mblum3 : July 2nd, 2024-17:13

Stunning

 
 By: Gelato Monster : July 2nd, 2024-15:52

So true.

 
 By: hora12reborn : July 2nd, 2024-19:33

Very cool watch.

 
 By: gary_g : July 2nd, 2024-18:27
Love the case shape and numerals.

I Very Much Remember When That Was Launched

 
 By: enjoythemusic : July 2nd, 2024-20:23
..and STUPID me passed on a black dial version. Worst Decision Ever! Congrats on your white dial, they truly do not make 'em like that anylonger. Amazing!!!

Top class!

 
 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : July 2nd, 2024-20:40

If only they made this again.

 
 By: Watchonthewrists : July 3rd, 2024-06:16
I really love these older RDs a lot