Roger Dubuis launches two new creations for women – the Blossom Velvet Pink and Blossom Velvet Blue both multi-petal expressions of sensuality. The 36 mm case of the Blossom Velvet Pink and Blossom Velvet Blue respectively crafted in pink or white gold is rimmed with two rows of brilliant-cut diamonds adorning the bezel and lugs, transforming the Velvet’s classic central third lug into a precious link.
These sparkling gems surround the characteristic split-level mother-of-pearl dial graced with an engraved and sculpted floral marquetry motif. The signature Velvet central tonneau or barrel shape – contributing to its trompe l’oeil effect and swept over by the hours and minutes hands – is delicately accentuated by diamonds.
Gifted artisans have played with softly curved shapes and subtle shades of pink or blue to form a unique floral décor skillfully fashioned from an exceptionally thick plate of Grand Feu enamel. The challenges involved in this choice of material and the way of working with it provide a classic example of Roger Dubuis’ determination to consistently push both aesthetic and technical boundaries.
It also epitomizes the Manufacture’s perpetual quest for innovative ways of combining these two fundamental aspects of its expertise. The delicate sculpting and engraving process ensures the optimal precision one expects in high-end watchmaking, it is the polisher’s meticulous hand finishing that softens the shapes and ensures a delightfully gentle visual impression.
Beneath this vibrantly ‘alive’ dial with its clever depth effects ticks a mechanical self-winding movement with a 48-hour power reserve, Caliber RD821 bearing the iconic Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark. It beats to the tune of Roger Dubuis’ keen awareness that women who love aesthetic beauty also appreciate technical refinement.
The watches feature a shimmering satin finish fabric strap – in a blushing pink or cerulean blue matching the dial – providing a perfectly smooth, lustrous backdrop for the 154 diamonds totaling approximately 1.9 carats and the elaborately ornamental dial. It is clasped in place by a pink gold adjustable folding buckle set with brilliant cut diamonds. This floral wonder composing a poetic anthem to womanhood is issued in an 88-piece limited edition.
Roger Dubuis has been at the forefront of contemporary Haute Horlogerie since 1995. Its audacious creations, firmly anchored in the 21st century, bear the mark of all the savoir-faire and expertise of the finest watchmaking mechanisms combined with powerful and daring designs. Boldness and extravagance are the brand’s signatures, and determination its engine.
The Roger Dubuis collections, Excalibur, Hommage, Velvet, Pulsion and La Monégasque are distributed worldwide through an exclusive sales network and boutiques. The fully integrated Manufacture Roger Dubuis is the only watchmaker in the world to have all of its precious timepieces embossed with the Poinçon de Genève, a guarantee of finest craftsmanship.