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  • Manufacturer: Roger Dubuis
    Year: Circa 1999
    Movement No: 16
    Model Name: Hommage H34
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. RD56, 21 jewels, stamped with the Geneva Seal
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Gilt pin buckle
    Dimensions: 34mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Based on the Lemania 2310, this present Roger Dubuis chronograph is an early example made before the brand's sale to Richemont. First and foremost a watchmaker, Roger Dubuis had tirelessly worked for brands such as Patek Philippe and Longines, before setting up his own workshop. It was in 1995 that Dubuis created his own brand, teaming up with Carlos Dias.

    Originally made in a series of 28 examples, the H34 is a sight to behold and displays incredible details that would impress even the most fastidious watch purist. Firstly, the movement is based upon the Lemania 2310 ébauche - just like the famed Patek Philippe reference 5070. The movement proudly displays the Geneva seal - an exceptional feat for a small, at the time independent watchmaker. On top of that, it was certified by the Besançon Observatory. Finally, the dial itself is beautiful. Displaying contrasting finishes and Arabic numerals, the effect is visually stunning.

    The watch itself offers even more than just technical prowess and good looks - it represents a period of time, when now-household names such as F.P. Journe or Roger Smith were experimenting, producing their very first prototypes, pushing the boundaries of watchmaking and re-defining the meaning of watchmaking. Industry veterans will look back at this golden period of horology as the cradle of Independent Watchmaking, with doses of both pride and nostalgia.

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A highly rare and attractive pink gold chronograph wristwatch with black luminous dial

Circa 1999
34mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
CHF15,000 - 25,000 
€13,600-22,700
$16,300-27,200

Sold for CHF32,760

Contact Specialist

Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East

41 79 637 1724
[email protected]

 

 

The Geneva Watch Auction: XIII

Geneva Auction 8 - 9 May 2021