Roger Dubuis KingSquare
The Geneva watchmaker Roger Dubuis is known for its richly varied and often unconventional timepieces. Sitting well with this philosophy is a recent addition to the brand’s range: the majestic KingSquare, recognisable even at a distance due to the sheer size and bold design of the case. Many sophisticated features are hidden within the 40mm men’s model; the corresponding ladies’ watch is smaller, but still a stately 36mm.
The ‘masculine’ KingSquare is available in three versions. The mechanical self-winding movement of the first is teamed with a white or black dial, with raised Roman quarter numerals and a minute track punctuated by garnets. The second features a mechanical hand-wound flying Tourbillon movement, with a date window and large, raised Roman numerals.
The final masterpiece of the Roger Dubuis KingSquare collection is the Skeleton Tourbillon, limited to 25 pieces and readily identified by the model code ‘KS02’, which forms part of the skeleton. For the watch enthusiast, this is an exquisite piece of jewellery. The black colouring of the housing, for example, requires a special rhodium treatment – a new development for the watchmaker.
In its entirety, the Swiss brand forms a suitable extension to the Richemont portfolio, now that the luxury goods company has acquired a controlling interest in Manufacture Roger Dubuis SA. It sits well with Richemont’s other brands, such as Cartier in Paris, Jaeger-LeCoultre in Le Sentier, Baume & Mercier and Piaget in Geneva, Officine Panerai in Florence, Chloé in Paris, Montblanc in Hamburg and Alfred Dunhill in London.
Further details can be found at www.rogerdubuis.com.
Text: Charis Whitcombe
Photos: Roger Dubuis
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