Roger Dubuis – La Monégasque Flying Tourbillon

by Admin on March 11, 2012

in Designer Watch Reviews, Exclusive Watch Reviews, Latest Reviews, Product Information, Roger Dubuis

Roger Dubuis – La Monégasque Flying Tourbillon

The breathtaking race of time seems suspended in La Monégasque Flying Tourbillon in pink gold. This new version for 2012 incorporates all the refinement and beauty of the complication that is most associated with Fine Watchmaking: The flying tourbillon. A masterful blend of mechanical precision and elegance, this model enriches the latest masculine collection from ROGER DUBUIS, La Monégasque.

La Monégasque Flying Tourbillon in pink gold displays the technically daring and innovative talent of the designers and watchmakers of the ROGER DUBUIS Manufacture. It is a tribute to the traditional art that it preserves so well. Every detail has been given careful attention: the RD540 hand-wound mechanical movement, manufactured, assembled and decorated by hand, is visible through an anti-reflection sapphire crystal that also reveals a unique dial decoration.

A window opens onto a world in relief. At the centre, a silvered disc with a brushed sunray effect is enhanced by the powerreserve indicator and the pink gold flying tourbillon. A brushed sunray effect rhodium-plated intermediate dial carries the white transferred markers outlined in black and a matching ROGER DUBUIS transfer.

Lastly, a brushed anthracite circle surrounds it, highlighting the applied Arabic numerals in pink gold outlined in black. The power reserve is given depth with silvered snailing, black transfers and an edge of pink gold. The large date and the power-reserve indicator create perfect symmetry with the flying tourbillon.

Produced in a limited series, La Monégasque Flying Tourbillon in pink gold is destined to delight no more than 188 watch lovers around the world.

In its 44 mm case, water-resistant to 5 bar (50 metres), the RD540 calibre with 293 parts meets the new criteria of the “Poinçon de Genève”, crowning this masterpiece of top-flight mechanical watchmaking. Running at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour (3 Hz) with a power reserve of 60 hours, it displays hours and minutes with central hands, an instant large date at 12 o’clock, power reserve at 4.30 and the flying tourbillon at 7.30.

Honouring the spirit of Monte-Carlo, its legendary history and its world of glamour, La Monégasque is a line that demonstrates the company’s creativity, modernity and its ability to continually reinvent watchmaking. La Monégasque Flying Tourbillon in pink gold embodies these values that form the power and the passion associated with ROGER DUBUIS, the highly contemporary Manufacture of fine watchmaking.


Technical Details

Case: 44mm, pink gold

Dial: Silver satin sunburst centre / Pink gold apertures / Rhodium – plated satin sunburst intermediate section / White transferred index with black edging / Black ROGER DUBUIS transfer / Charcoal circular satin exterior / Pink gold applied Arabic numerals with black edging / Pink gold flying tourbillon ring at half past 7 / Snailed silver power reserve / Black and pink gold transfers / Pink gold filet / White flange with black transfers

Water resistance: 5 BAR (50 m)

Strap: Black, genuine alligator, hand – stitched

Clasp: Pink pin buckle

Certifications: Poinçon de Genève – Certification COSC

RD540 Hand – wound mechanical movement, 15’’’, 28 jewels, finely adjusted in six positions, rhodium – plated, circular – grained plate, “Côtes de Genève” decoration, tourbillon carriage in the shape of a Celtic cross.

Specific features: Hours and minutes in the centre, instantaneous large date at 12 o’clock, power – reserve indicator at half past 4, flying tourbillon at half past 7 (one rotation per minute).

Number of parts: 293

Height: 5.70 mm

Frequency: 3 Hz (21,600 vph)

Power reserve: 60 hours

Production: Limited to 188 pieces


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