The Velvet collection is a hymn in praise of charm and poetry, an expression of discreet but genuine luxury that enhances femininity with a dash of daring spirit.
The confident elegance of two new models reinforces the highly successful charm of the collection. Or seen from another point of view, it’s as if the sudden arrival of glamour makes all the difference. The constant appearance of the word “daring” in the history of Roger Dubuis indicates how determined the Geneva watchmaker is to avoid monotony at all costs. The Velvet collection demonstrates this brilliantly. It shows that a line can be synonymous with elegance and luxury together with a delightful feeling of misbehaving. Its models include strong, easily identifiable creations that define the codes of an alternative femininity and bring a new energy to watchmaking. These creations will always be associated with the world of the Diva.
The Velvet collection owes its special aura partly to the original design. With highly graphic dials in relief on two levels, elongated Roman numerals, and symbolic attachments that allow the bracelet to flow naturally from the 36 mm case, the watches playfully revisit the Roger Dubuis codes with a new sophistication. A round/barrel-shaped trompe l’oeil case together with charismatic power creates an audacious style. Precious touches caress the curves, another strong point of the collection.
Behind its inspiring design, its precious material and the vibrant spirit it radiates, a strong mechanical heart is beating. With its commitment to maximizing reliability, Roger Dubuis has fitted this line with a latest generation calibre, the RD821 mechanical movement with automatic winding. Designed, developed and perfected in-house, it has been produced according to the purest traditions of watchmaking. Decorated with “Côtes de Genève” it comprises 172 components, runs at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations/hour (4 Hz) and has a 48-hour power reserve. To complete its ultra-demanding approach, Roger Dubuis submits its movements and watches to a leading independent control authority. As a result, every model in the Velvet collection is stamped with the prestigious Geneva Seal.
The Velvet Collection is a true icon of glamour that brings a blend of mystery and elegance to the watchmaking scene. In these pieces it integrates High Jewellery with Fine Watchmaking, as demonstrated in a model imbued with spirit and taste.
Velvet High Jewellery
This is a complete timepiece: both watchmaker and jeweller. The Velvet High Jewellery in white gold is paved with diamonds and is testimony to the unrivalled expertise of Roger Dubuis.
It is a magic blend of technicality and preciousness, with 304 diamonds arranged in invisible settings that seem to magnify the precious stones that total approximately 13.61 carats. 138 diamonds (7.5 carats) cloak the case, mixing 24 sizes of baguette-cut diamonds, with 136 others of 50 sizes (5.20 carats) echoing them on the dial. To complete this truly exceptional piece, 2 cut-to-measure cushion diamonds of approximately 0.4 carats embellish the strap attachments and, as a final touch, the folding clasp radiates the “re of 30 diamonds (0.91 carats). The femininity, glamour and sheer sparkle of this watch places it unmistakeably in the world of the Diva.