Roger Dubuis
Hommage Chronograph | H34 565 | rose gold

Cal. RD56

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Roger Dubuis
Hommage Chronograph | H34 565 | rose gold

Cal. RD56

Regular price


Roger Dubuis' career started in typical watchmaking fashion - learning his craft at large manufactures, including Patek Philippe. These formative years are clearly reflected in the style of this Hommage Chronograph, inspired by classics such as Patek Philippe's reference 130.

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 H34 are becoming increasingly collectible.

This watch is one of only a handful of early Roger Dubuis pieces which were kept by the former authorised retailer Presmanes, Santander, as part of the jeweller's first delivery in 1996. They never publicly sold and kept unworn from new. This H37 565 therefore offers a unique insight, owing to its overall condition, completeness and early production.

The design is that of a two-register chronograph, with a textured, off-white sector dial, with outer minute track. The polished surfaces, dark sector and subsidiary dials form an excellent contrast against the silvered finish, framed within a slightly domed sapphire glass. The feuilles hands are rose-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 34mm in diameter.

Powered by the Cal. RD 56 (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.

Viewings can be arranged in Central London by appointment.
Brand: Roger Dubuis
Model: Hommage Chronograph Ref. H34 565
Movement: mechanical manual-winding Cal. RD56
Functions: chronograph, hours, minutes, sub-seconds
Features: display back, sector dial, early deployant clasp
Case: 34 mm 18-carat rose gold
Crystal: sapphire front and back
Strap: bespoke Paris grained leather strap, rose gold Roger Dubuis Calatrava deployant clasp
Year: 1996
Box & papers: original boxes, papers, chronometer certificate, solid caseback, hangtags
This early Roger Dubuis Hommage Chronograph is in excellent condition and retains all of its original features. The watch was kept by the original retailer (from new) and is unworn. The case is therefore very well preserved, with only minor superficial marks and signs of oxidisation. The latter is visible near the chronograph pushers. Everything has been kept intact, including the original alligator strap and 3 hangtags from Roger Dubuis and Presmanes. The case has been left unopened from new. Whilst time-keeping is not guaranteed (given age), the watch is covered for mechanical functionality for one year from purchase. Equally, we would be happy to assist the future buyer in the logistics of arranging a complimentary servicing with the UK's leading independent vintage watchmakers. It is guaranteed for authenticity.

All of our pre-owned watches have undergone thorough mechanical inspections, including being ultrasonically cleaned, serviced and resealed if appropriate and tested for at least four days, to ensure they meet our highest timekeeping standards. Our pre-owned and vintage watches, unless stated otherwise, are covered by a full or a limited twenty-four month warranty. For example, due to their age, some vintage watches should not be subjected to the same conditions as when they were new. Please see our Terms & Conditions for further information. 

All of our new watches are covered by the warranty from the original manufacturer. Please contact us for further information.

We offer worldwide delivery on all of our watches.

If ordering from the UK or Europe before 1 PM, your watch will be sent the same working day. The courier will depend on the value of the watch, with all watches delivered the next working day.

If ordering from outside Europe, delivery will depend on choice of courier and destination. 

Please note, that prices are quoted gross of VAT (unless expressly stated otherwise) and that preowned goods (in the United Kingdom) are subject to a marginal rate of VAT, which can not be reclaimed. For further information, please see here.

You can cancel your order without giving any reason, within 14 days from the day the watch has been delivered to you.

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