This collector’s piece stemming from the native region of Georges Dubey is a particularly eloquent tribute to the brilliant professor of Haute Horlogerie at the Technicum in La Chaux-de-Fonds, a passionate watchmaking inventor with many patents to his name and co-founder of the brand bearing his name. The distinctive radiance that sets its apart conceals an additional source of wonderment: an extremely rare 1950s chronograph movement: Calibre R92.
Entirely clad in an elegantly curved case in 316L polished stainless steel or 18K rose gold, the ultra-rare 17-jewel movement from the R92 collection, complete with incabloc shockabsorbers, may be admired through the glareproofed cambered sapphire crystal caseback. This fascinating calibre equipped with a balance beating at 18,000 vibrations per hour enjoys a 38-hour power reserve.
Viewed from the front, the timepiece glows with an inimitable glistening radiance created by the shine of polished steel or solid gold reflected in the light playing over on the double-pear hands in blued steel and the finely guilloché-worked dial. The latter is particularly sophisticated, featuring two counters and a brand name cartouche highlighted by a central zone adorned with an exquisitely complex asymmetrical guilloché worked Clou de Paris hobnail pattern – all surrounded by distinctive numerals interspersed with a set of four appliques. Limited series of 150 in steel and 50 in 18K rose gold.