Philippe Dufour Simplicity | Platinum | 37 mm | No. 166
To describe the Simplicity, one must start inside out, as it is the movement that is at the core of the design. The execution is perfect and sharp, yet not overwhelming; the polished, beveled curves of the anglage add depth and contrast effortlessly with the silver finishing. Impeccably clear pink rubies do the same. The overall effect is harmonious and balanced. The two gold plates, for the maker's name and the production number, are held in place by blued screws. Balance is kept in check. The quality is uncompromising, every single part is hand-finished, even the screws and their slots are beveled. The movement features a Breguet hairspring and a large balance wheel, with adjusting weights at the two arms for micro-timing. And there is no regulator, as all Philippe Dufour watches are free-sprung. It has 52 hours of power reserve when fully wound.
Moving on to the front of the watch, the platinum, round case measures 37 mm and features a white gold crown. The solid silver dial has a sunburst finish, and features a painted, black minute track and applied Arabic numerals and index markers. An inner chapter, with stunning guilloché and Dauphine hands, humbly features a cartouche with the watchmaker's name. The sub-seconds register at six o'clock has concentric circles and black, painted markers. The overall design is very similar to the extremely refined version of Mr Dufour's very own, personal Simplicity. This Philippe Dufour Simplicity comes on a black alligator strap with a 18-carat white gold tang buckle.
A Collected Man is the approved re-seller of pre-owned Dufour Watches, and thus authenticity on this Simplicity is guaranteed. Viewings can be arranged in Central London by appointment.
|Functions:||time-only: hours, minutes, sub-seconds|
|Features:||display back, guilloche dial|
|Case:||37 mm platinum|
|Crystal:||sapphire front and back|
|Bracelet:||black Dufour alligator strap with brown lining|
|Box & papers:||original box and papers|
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