Debuted at Baselworld 2016, the Revolution by Franck Dubarry is an audacious watch collection of dashing creativity, which affirms the designer’s desire to bring a new perspective to the watchmaking industry.
As a great traveler himself, the brand’s eponymous designer, Franck Dubarry, naturally wanted to develop an automatic GMT watch. He imagined his timepieces as true guides, able to satisfy even the most pragmatic traveler’s requirements. This Hommes et Femmes collection stamps its personality on the fine lineage of GMT watches, breaking classical conventions of a 12-hour revolution with a 24-hour dial that highlights two time zones.
His passion for different cultures draws Franck Dubarry to make regular stops in Argentina, where he feels a strong connection with the country’s art especially Fileteado Porteño, born in the back streets of Buenos Aires in the early 20th century when it was brought over by immigrants from Italy. The whole decorative repertoire and emblematic style of this artistic movement are manifest in the Revolution design. One glance is all it takes to be smitten. First to catch the eye is its novel case, with curved lines and spiraling scrolls engraved like a luminous filigree pattern.
The Revolution Gold model, with its rose gold case encircled with a diamond-studded bezel, offers sheer delicacy and femininity. Another version plays on more masculine aesthetics – a carbon bezel and an anthracite gray background to the dial. The dial (white or gray) is decorated with colorful arabesques. Flowers, hearts and vanitas symbols intertwine to create an original, hand-painted design. Jaunty colors inject a sense of freshness.
The Revolution Titanium model boasts a Grade 5 Titanium case. The dial’s background is hammered like a silver coin to produce striking contrasts and reveal unexpected plays of light.
Franck Dubarry reinterprets watchmaking design in the light of the philosophical values handed down to him from the French Revolution, to create a contemporary designer object. Every model features different shades in a harmonious composite, so it has a character all its own. From the resolutely rock’n’roll attitude of the Revolution Titanium to the radiant softness of the Revolution Gold, the myriad styles are testimony of the brand’s creative talent.
The back of the movement bears an engraving of the brand’s motto, “Libertas, Intrepidus, Honor”-an ode to creative freedom, liberty, and the renewal of art. The lugs have been carefully worked to ensure ergonomic comfort. Extending from the lugs, an Elastogator strap affords comfort and practicality, while bringing a finishing touch of elegance.
The Revolution collection is available in two versions:
Revolution Gold: Rose Gold 5N case, available in a variation with white dial background and diamond-set bezel, or a variation with anthracite gray dial background and anthracite gray carbon bezel.
Revolution Titanium: Grade 5 Titanium case, black carbon bezel, dial background hammered in the manner of a metal coin.
- Function: Hour Minute Date 24 hr GMT
- Movement: 2893-2 Automatic Movement
- Case: 18K Rose Gold 5N diamond or Grade 5 Titanium carbon bezel
- Dial: Fileteado design, hand-painted 24 hr inner ring
- Case measurements: 43x50mm
- Strap: Elastogator® Genuine Leather & Rubber
- Water resistance: 100 m
- Warranty: 2 years