Hommage Chronograph | H37 560 Series | rose gold
H37 560 Series
This early Roger Dubuis Hommage Chronograph (Ref. H37 560 series) rose-gold, chronometer-graded watch is a limited edition of 28 and comes on a smoke-grey Nubuck strap and Roger Dubuis rose gold tang buckle. It is one of the earlier pieces created by the legendary watchmaker, after establishing his own brand in 1995. It has a black ‘sector-dial’ and the movement was regulated by M. Roger Dubuis himself.
Roger Dubuis' career started in a typical watchmaker's fashion - learning his craft at large manufactures, including Patek Philippe. These formative years are clearly reflected in the style of this Hommage Chronograph watch, inspired by classics such as the Patek Philippe's Ref. 130. It is also similar to the Ref. 5070, albeit in a more elegant, smaller size.
It is understood that for each variant in the series, there were no more than 28 examples made. Each was chronometer-graded from the Besançon Observatory, with the combination of rose-gold and black ‘sector-dial’ especially desirable. One of the earlier pieces created by the legendary watchmaker, after establishing his own brand in 1995, these watches are becoming increasingly collectible.
The design is that of a two-register chronograph, with a black sector-dial. The face is painted with luminous Arabic numerals and minute markers, which add a nice contrast against the black dial and compliment well the creamy white sub-registers. The other hands are rose gold, with the hour and minute hands taking the form of feuilles shape and filled with luminous material. The case is very distinct with its polished, stepped concave bezel and brushed concave lugs. The three-piece case construction gives the watch a larger presence on the wrist than the mid-size 37 mm case would normally suggest.
The watch is powered by the Cal. RD 56 (based on the Lemania 2310), bearing the Seal of Geneva. The complexity of the movement is revealed through an engraved sapphire case-back, featuring a 21 jewel, straight-line lever escapement, a monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions, a self-compensating Breguet spring and swan-neck micrometer regulator.
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|Model:||Hommage Ref. H37 560 series - limited edition of 28|
|Movement:||mechanical manual-winding Cal. RD56|
|Functions:||chronograph, hours, minutes, sub-seconds|
|Features:||sector dial, display back, rose gold hands|
|Case:||37 mm 18-carat rose gold|
|Crystal:||sapphire front and back|
|Bracelet:||Smoke-grey Nubuck strap with rose gold tang buckle|
|Box & papers:||-|
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