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Roger Dubuis Sympathie QP

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This 18-carat white gold Roger Dubuis Sympathie Quantieme Perpetual, reference S37 5739, is limited to just 28 examples and represents Dubuis’ tact for making the complicated look relatively simple. The unique case along with applied Breguet numerals paired with the silver grey dial showcases Dubuis’ avant-garde design philosophy. 

Independents

The landscape of independents as we know it today can be attributed to a select group of watchmakers, such as Roger Dubuis.  At the time most talented watchmakers worked for larger brands as full-time watchmakers or freelance movement makers. Only a handful of personalities were able to found their own brands and carve out a market of their own. Dubuis was at the forefront of a renaissance-like change, founding his eponymous brand in 1995.

Dubuis’ formation initially commenced with Longines in their after-sales department, thereafter Patek Philippe came calling. They identified Dubuis exceptional talent, that led to him in joining the complications department whereby Dubuis was exposed to some to the most spectacular reference made by Patek Philippe i.e. ref. 2499. Dubuis was slowly building a name for himself, similar to that of Svend Andersen who also worked at Patek Philippe and is the co-founder of AHCI – Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants. They would both go on to found their own respective brands. 

Our Example

This 37mm Sympathie Quantieme Perpetual encapsulates what the relatively young brand, Roger Dubuis, stood for. There have been conflicting theories as to what led Dubuis to pursue such a bold case design. Certain collectors argue that the pavement manhole inspired the angular case with elongated lugs, others argue that it was his time at Longines that inspired the recreation of the Symapthie case. Whilst the case was inspired by Longines, the complication and layout may have been inspired by the Patek Philippe ref. 4857. 

The underside of the four lugs posses four different hallmarks, Roger Dubuis stamp, 750, case maker and an additional hallmark. The case back is also signed Roger Dubuis – Horologer Genevois. 

The Dial 

The silver-grey dial is where Dubuis’ truly expressed himself as an independent watchmaker. At times annual calendars may feel cramped, Dubuis managed to deliver an unclustered dial through the use of subtle typography paired with the different textures found on the outskirts of the dial. The use of over-exaggerated applied Breguet numerals as the hour markers is a nod to the Patek’s of old with an unconventional modern twist. The dial is signed Roger Dubuis Horologer Genevois at 12 o’clock and the famed seal of the Bulletin d’Observatoire at 7 o’clock. The moon phase is is found between the 6-8 o’clock hour markers. The day and month apertures are found under the 12 o’clock hour marker, the leap year indicator is donated by a green and blue disc found just above the 3 o’clock hour marker and lastly, the engine-turned sub-dial date is found between the 3-6 o’clock hour markers. The use of polished Feuille hands suits the overall aesthetic of the dial.  

The Movement

This iconic ref. S37 is powered by the Calibre RD 5739, the movement features 25 jewels. Interestingly, Roger Dubuis opted to have all his movements certified by the Poinçon de Genève, the hallmark is found on the bridge that holds the balance wheel, mimicking Patek Philippe which was the only brand to have this seal at the time. Leaving no stone unturned, Dubuis could have easily settled to have his movements COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres) certified instead he opted to seek the ultimate seal of accuracy in the “Bulletin d’Observatoire”.

The S37 is accompanied by the original black leather wallet which houses the Besançon Observatory Certificate. 

Brand: Roger Dubuis
Model: S37 Symapthie Quantieme Perpetual
Movement: RD 5739
Case Diameter: 40mm
Year: 2000
Box & Papers: Original Papers. 

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Roger Dubuis

Size

40-42mm

Style

Casual, Dress

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