The Hommage Collection honors the founder of this most esteemed Swiss watchmaker – Mr. Roger Dubuis. Recently launched at SIHH, the Hommage Double Flying Tourbillon is set to be, quite possibly, one of the more sought after pieces for 2014. This model is limited in its production to the talismanic number of just 88 pieces. These watches will only be available at Roger Dubuis’ boutiques around the world.
Though this watch is a simply gorgeous timepiece, the most amazing aspect of this model lies just below the dial in the hand crafted guilloche movement made totally in 18kt pink gold. The movement is visible through the sapphire crystal case back. The case back features Roger Dubuis’ signature, which has been metalized on the corundum’s surface. The movement is hand wound and is identified as the RD102 caliber. The only exceptions to the pink gold tone of the movement are the double tourbillon complications, which are rhodium toned. The movement is comprised of 452 parts, which have been hand finished. 360 of these parts meet the Poincon de Genève standard. This tourbillon movement undergoes six weeks of tests to ensure that only excellence is met. The RD102 movement carries a full 50 hours of power reserve.
The case measures in at 45mm for its diameter and is fitted with a prominent ridged main crown making the winding of the watch next to effortless. The polished bezel is two tiered, housing the scratch resistant sapphire crystal, which protects the dial. The designers at Roger Dubuis have chosen a black alligator leather strap, hand stitched, to complete the luxurious Hommage Double Flying Tourbillon. This model is water resistant to 30 meters.
The dial is also made from pink gold, and it features applied charcoal grey Roman numerals from the 9 position to the 3 position. On the lower hemisphere of this timepiece resides the double flying tourbillons, which are the most sought after among complications in the world today. The hands are also pink gold toned and are coated with lume for the enhanced legibility of this watch during low light conditions. The dial carries a fairly noticeable flange with a minute track and the inscription “Roger Dubuis” in black at the 12 o’clock position.