Founded in 2004 in the heart of the Vallée de Joux, the birthplace of high-end mechanical watches, Pierre DeRoche has inherited a long watchmaking tradition. In 2009, the brand launched the first calibre incorporating six retrograde second mechanisms – Royal Retro.
In 2019, Pierre DeRoche is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Royal Retro watch. Proposed in a limited edition of 201 pieces, the new GrandCliﬀ 1004 Royal Retro model marks this historical milestone. 10 stands for Royal Retro’s 10th birthday and 04 for the number of versions of the revolutionary retrograde second mechanism and 1004 is altitude of the Lac de Joux.
Equipped with the iconic Pierre Deroche modular movement, this timepiece boasts a sporty 43.5mm diameter case. For the first time with a dial, the GrandCliﬀ 1004 Royal Retro watch features a chic and sporty design that further enhances the relay of retrograde second hands. The GrandCliﬀ 1004 Royal Retro is water-resistant to 100 metres.
Designed by Octavio Garcia, the GrandCliﬀ 1004 Royal Retro is part of the brand’s DNA, drawing inspiration from the beating heart of the Vallée de Joux. The Pierre DeRoche signature complication has been reinvented, maintaining the highest standards of watchmaking excellence, while positioning this new design at a more accessible ‘altitude’.
Grade 5 titanium case, ceramic rotating bezel, anti-reflective sapphire crystal, sapphire back, luminous markers, Super-LumiNova®-treated black and red hands, Cordura bracelet with titanium buckle… The GrandCliﬀ 1004 Royal Retro asserts its contemporary sporty character yet hints at an organic attachment to its origins.
Mechanical automatic, exclusive Dubois Dépraz calibre, 58 jewels
Decorative oscillating weigh, “Côtes de Genève” date platform, chamfered bridges
6 retrograde second hands on gears, strip-spring return
Hours, minutes and seconds with retrograde function in 6 ten-second sectors
Black with luminous markers
Grade 5 titanium with crown protectors and screw-lock crown
Ceramic rotating bezel
Diameter 43.5 mm
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal on both sides
Water-resistant to 100 m
Cordura with Grade 5 titanium buckle.