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10/05/22
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Lot #1672

Roger Dubuis Homage 37 Bi-Retrograde Perpetual Rose Gold

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Introduction

A legendary figure in the arena of independent watchmaking, Roger Dubuis learned his trade by working for several large Haute Horlogerie brands like Patek Philippe before embarking on his own endeavors. Founding his eponymous brand in 1995, Roger Dubuis’ timepieces have evolved into some of the best-regarded pieces of early high-end independent horology the market has to offer. Released in the early 2000s, the Hommage Retrograde Perpetual Calendar ref. H37 collection was produced as a limited edition series with just 28 pieces. While its 18k yellow gold case is certainly classically designed thanks to its round shape and gently sloped bezel, its dial is undeniably the star of the show. Featuring two mirroring retrograde indicators, this stunning white dial combines several types of hands with an intriguing typeface to create an aesthetic that is unique to Roger Dubuis’ spirit as an independent watchmaker. By combining the aesthetic flourishes that Roger Dubuis have become so well known for, the Hommage Retrograde Perpetual Calendar successfully demonstrates the artistry involved in watchmaking as the timepiece refrains from taking itself too seriously and emanates the personality of its designer in a way that links its wearer to the mind of Roger Dubuis himself, a feeling that independent watchmakers have been able to imbue within their watches to a degree that modern brands have been unable to emulate.

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Grade

M 9

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Watch Only

Est. value range

$15,000 – $25,000

The Details

Brand

Roger Dubuis

Dimensions

37mm x 11mm

Model

Homage Bi-Retrograde Perpetual Calendar

Movement

Automatic cal. RD5772

Reference

H37

Bracelet

Leather strap

Year

Circa 2000

Condition

Near-Mint

Material

18kt rose gold

Included

Watch only

Dial Color

White

THE DIAL

With its exciting blend of retrograde displays and traditional subdials, the Hommage Perpetual's dial is stunningly unique and typical of Roger Dubuis' characteristic style and aesthetic.

THE MOVEMENT

Bearing the Seal of Geneva, it was essential to Roger that his brand's movements carried the iconic hallmark - known for primarily featuring in Patek Philippe's movements at the time.

TIMING MACHINE READOUT

This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

Condition

Watch is in near mint condition. Only minor signs of wear are visible along the case. Hallmarks are fully visible and crisp.

Please Note: Due to CITES considerations, if the watch is to be shipped outside of the USA, the exotic skin strap will have to be removed.

Our Perspective

Filled with personality and Roger Dubuis' unique style of watchmaking, the Hommage Retrograde Perpetual Calendar doesn't take itself too seriously like so many other high-horology timepieces, and that is rather refreshing.

Justin Gruenberg

Co-founder