Introduced in 2011 as a part of Monégasque collection, the Monégasque Tourbillon Volant model is a perfect interpretation of one of the most fascinating watchmaking complications. It makes light of the effects of gravity, at the same time providing perfect legibility of its large date and power reserve displays; technology serving ease and elegance.
A creation of unique ingenuity, at the limits of the mechanically feasible – destined for just 28 connoisseurs worldwide. Executed in platinum, the most discreet of metals, the the Monégasque Tourbillon Volant opens the door to a new dynasty of exceptional timepieces. It allies the most iconic watchmaking complication, the flying tourbillon, with the highly individual aspect of a movement made, decorated and polished by hand. In its 44-millimetre case, water-resistant to 5 bars (50 metres), the calibre RD540 with its 293 components is the crowning glory of a masterpiece of high-flying mechanical skill.
La Monégasque Flying Tourbillon – Limited Edition
Case, dial and strap
Case: 44 mm, platinum / Sapphire case-back
Dial: Silver satin sunburst centre with rhodium-plated apertures / Rhodium-plated satin sunburst intermediate section with white transferred index / Charcoal circular satin exterior with grey transfer, rhodium-plated applied Arabic numerals / Rhodium-plated flying tourbillon ring at half past 7 / Snailed silver power reserve with black and red transfers / White flange with black transfers
Strap: Black, genuine alligator, hand-stitched
Clasp: Platinum pin buckle
Water Resistance: 5 BAR (50 m)
Limited to 28 pieces
RD540, Mechanical hand-wound movement
Flying tourbillon, tourbillon carriage visible at 7.30 o’clock, instant large date display at 12 o’clock and power reserve indication between 4 and 5 o’clock, one minute tourbillon rotation, hours and minutes – Finely adjusted in six positions – 60-hour power reserve
Thickness: 5.7 mm
Frequency: 3 Hz
Size: 15’’’ – Diameter: 34 – 28 jewels
Decoration: Rhodium-plated – “Côtes de Genève” motif
Certification: Hallmark of Geneva
About Monégasque Collection
The inaugural edition of Monégasque Collection, first launched in 2011 as a tribute to the spirit of Monte Carlo, consisted of eight models. These models were inspired from the festive atmosphere, mythical history and social glamour of the Mediterranean country, which is famous for its casinos and beach resorts. La Monégasque is a collection that follows codes rooted in tradition, but then interprets them in contemporary style.
With its slim lines, the roundness of the dial drawing out the contours of the bezel, the collection innovates with its unusual and original configuration. It is equipped exclusively with outstanding mechanical movements entirely designed, developed and produced by the ROGER DUBUIS Manufacture. This latest generation of mechanical movements – among them, the RD680 automatic chronograph – matches aesthetic qualities with high performance, and is based on the most specialised production techniques.
Housed in elegant cases of diameter 42 or 44 millimetres, in platinum, pink gold or steel, the 8 models in the new La Monégasque collection reveal their meticulous finish, with contrasting polished and satin surfaces that show off their delicately proportioned outlines. The cases made from pink gold are also enhanced with a decorative bezel in black PVD lacquer. With Roman numerals set on coloured cartouches and extended towards the centre with applied index markers, the dynamic, contrastive dials reveal the true elegance of these watches.
Emphasising its subtle silhouette, each case has a sapphire crystal back through which the 4 self-winding movements available in the collection can be admired: 3-hand automatic, chronograph, perpetual date and tourbillon. Water-resistant to 5 bars (50 metres), with a mechanical movement at its heart made by the Manufacture, the Monégasque – each one stamped with the prestigious Geneva Seal – is the expression of a contemporary vision of Fine Watchmaking.