A fine and rare white gold square-shaped wristwatch with center seconds, retrograde date, retrograde day and moon phases, made to commemorate the “New Millennium”

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  • Manufacturer: Roger Dubuis
    Year: Circa 2000
    Reference No: S34
    Movement No: No. 43
    Model Name: Sympathie 2000 New Millenary Bi-Retrograde Calendar
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 5740, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Roger Dubuis deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 35mm width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Introduced in 2000 to commemorate the new millennium and still in the helm of Mr. Dubuis, the Sympathie 2000 models were regarded as one of the nicest collection of wristwatches manufactured by Roger Dubuis pre or post acquisition of Richemont. However, the story of the bi-retrograde wristwatch really started in 1995 when it was originally introduced featuring a slightly larger case at 37mm diameter than the millenary edition.

    Featuring a uniquely shaped cushion styled case, it immediately draws one’s attention. Fitted inside the case is a glossy black symmetrical dial layout featuring a bi-retrograde calendar with moon phases. Accredited as a wristwatch up to the standards of Bulletin D’Observatoire, the movement is most definitely well executed and precise. The present example is presented in excellent overall condition and is a fantastic iteration of Mr. Dubuis' work prior to the acquisition by Richemont group.

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Ref. S34
A fine and rare white gold square-shaped wristwatch with center seconds, retrograde date, retrograde day and moon phases, made to commemorate the “New Millennium”

羅杰杜彼,精細罕有,18K白金方形自動腕錶,備逆跳日期和星期、月相、中心秒針,特為紀念千禧年發行,約2000年製

Circa 2000
35mm width
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$55,000 - 120,000 
€6,300-13,700
$7,100-15,400

sold for HK$137,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X

Hong Kong Auction 10 July 2020