It is understood that for each variant
in the series, there were no more than 28 made
. Each was chronometer-graded, with a certificate from the Besançon Observatory
. One of the earlier pieces created by the legendary watchmaker, after establishing his own brand in 1995, examples such as this H37
are becoming increasingly collectible.
The design is that of a two-register chronograph, with a textured, two-tone silver and copper dial, with pulsometer scale
. The polished surfaces, copper ring and subsidiary dials form an excellent contrast against the silvered finish, with anti-reflective coating on the sapphire glass further emphasising these details. The feuilles hands are white-gold, while the chronograph hand is blued.
The case is very distinct with its polished, stepped concave bezel and polished lugs. The three-piece construction gives the watch a bold presence on the wrist, measuring 37mm in diameter.
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(based on the Lemania 2310
- much like the Patek Philippe 5070
), the watch bears the Seal of Geneva
and was regulated by Roger Dubuis himself
. 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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