On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, Pierre Deroche presents REYNOLD, an exceptional pocket complication watch as a tribute to Reynold Dubois. Crafted in 18 ct gold, this grand complication watch houses a vintage LeCoultre hand-wound movement dated circa 1920, and offers functions such as hour, quarter and minute repeater, chronograph with 30-minute counter and perpetual calendar and moon phases.
Reynold Dubois, Pierre’s grandfather was a talented watchmaker who was attracted into the world of horology in a young age and completed the training under the great Jacques-David LeCoultre. Thanks to his exceptional talent and abilities, Reynold became the head the workshops of the manufacture in le Sentier, before being assigned to Milan, then Paris.
Two generations later, his grandson founded the Pierre Deroche watch manufacture and it is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2014. A few years ago, Pierre came across a treasure while browsing at an antique dealer’s: some LeCoultre ébauches and movements made in the late 19th and early 20th century, including a grande complication from around 1920. Pierre bought the entire batch and made these exceptional movements his own.
Soberly titled Reynold, this grande complication is a vibrant homage to his grandfather and a very personal way to mark these first ten years for Pierre Deroche.
LeCoultre 21 lines, dated circa 1920, hand-wound by the crown
Hour, quarter and minute repeater
Chronograph with 30-minute counter
Perpetual calendar and moon phases
Lépine with double back and 18kgold chain
Winding crown set with emerald dial enamel, 2 emeralds at 6 and 12 o’clock