Inspired by the famous urban constructions vying with each other in terms of height and daring, Pierre DeRoche pays tribute to the gravity-defying skylines of our modern cities. GrandCliff Skyscrapers is also a genuine technical feat in its own right.
Both futuristic and classic by nature, this timepiece reveals a highly original feature in the form of two dizzying half-moon counters facing each other to provide a retrograde read-off of the hours and minutes. The dial is simply breathtaking with its more than 55 parts imparting an unmistakable sense of technical sophistication and power.
Designed like skyscrapers, the hours and minutes light up this stunning watch face with their polished sides and luminescent tips. Operations generally used for movement parts, such as polishing, satin-brushing, sapphire-blasting, have been applied to achieving the superlative finish of this dial. Inspired by the Empire State Building, the hands further accentuate the forceful character of this exceptional watch.
And when the GrandCliff Double Retrograde Skyscrapers is adorned with 64 black diamonds, these sparkling towers literally reach for the stars.
Model: Pierre Deroche GrandCliff Double Retrograde Skyscrapers
Self-winding, Dubois Dépraz calibre, cut-out and engraved oscillating weight.
Retrograde hours and minutes, small seconds
Polished and satin-brushed 316L steel, screw-locked crown, glare-proofed sapphire glass, engraved case-back, water-resistant to 100 metres, with or without 64 black diamonds(1.28 cts).
Black, double retrograde counters with voluminous rhodium-plated hour-markers.
Crocodile leather, folding clasp in 316L steel
Series of 21 for the GrandCliff Double Retrograde Skyscrapers gem-set model