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Roger Dubuis Sympathie S40 Bi-Retrograde Perpetual Calendar Rose Gold
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Founded in 1995, Roger Dubuis is a watchmaker that has long been renowned for their avant-garde design, fine finishing, and individualistic aesthetics. The independent brand has since broken away from their more traditional roots and embraced the hyper-technical designs we see them employ today. The Sympathie, however, is a beacon of the brand’s bold stylings that successfully emblazoned them across the horological community’s psyche in the late ’90s and early 2000s as a watchmaker with a unique sense of style and artistry. Constructed of 18k rose gold, the Sympathie Perpetual’s 37mm x 47mm case is a feast for the eyes. Featuring a vertical satin grain on the caseband and lug profiles with a contrasting high polish on the bezel, thick fixing screws, and lug hoods, the Sympathie Perpetual is a finely executed timepiece with appreciable attention to detail. Aside from its case, the Sympathie’s dial also stands out as another unique piece of design. Featuring a slew of complications, its crisp white dial is filled to the brim with displays. Featuring retrograde date and day displays at 3 and 9 o’clock, respectively, and a month and leap year indicator at 12 o’clock, which is mirrored by the moon phase indicator at 6 o’clock, the Sympathie Perpetual’s dial is utterly packed with information. With an elegant railroad periphery tracing along the unique perimeter of its dial, the Sympathie Perpetual’s interesting design language carries on from its dial to its unique rose gold case and distinctive rose gold pin buckle. The icing on the cake is that as reflected on the included Bulletin, the movement was actually regulated by the brand's namesake, Mr. Roger Dubuis himsef.
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Est. value range
$20,000 – $30,000
37 x 47mm
Sympathie Perpetual Calendar
Automatic cal. 5707
18k Rose Gold
Watch, box and papers
Watch is in near-mint overall condition showing little to no signs of wear.
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.
A stunningly flamboyant watch from inside out, the Sympathie Perpetual wonderfully communicates Roger Dubuis' incredibly unique design language and refreshing take on horological design.