Roger Dubuis - The New York Watch Auction: SEVEN New York Saturday, December 10, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Roger Dubuis
    Year: Circa 2000
    Reference No: S37.57.5
    Movement No: 341
    Model Name: Sympathie
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 57, 25 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Roger Dubuis buckle
    Dimensions: 37mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Canton of Geneva Certificate of Origin, and wooden Roger Dubuis presentation box, leather envelope, hang tag, additional crystal and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    When master horologist Roger Dubuis passed away in December 2017, he left behind a legacy of meticulous watchmaking and avant-garde designs. He began his career in the 1950s with Longines, working as a watchmaker in their after sales department repairing the iconic 13ZN chronograph caliber, and then he moved to Patek Philippe as a master watchmaker in their complications department. Dubuis established his own atelier in 1980 and created his own brand when he released his first collection in 1995. His 2005 innovative Excalibur line included the world premiere of a skeletonized double tourbillon, as well as a minute repeating tourbillon wristwatch. This “independent” watchmaker helped establish new boundaries, which set it apart from traditional Swiss watch brands, and set a new course for 21st century horology. Amongst all of his creations, the Sympathie models are widely regarded as his most charismatic and important.

    Produced while Roger Dubuis was still leading the company, the present Sympathie is a wonderful and early example with its flowing case and angular sapphire crystal surrounding a cream colour dial with rare Breguet numerals and center seconds. The watch is in excellent condition featuring Dubuis’ automatic caliber 57, which has been stamped with the Geneva seal, an exceptional feat at the time for a small independent watchmaker.

    Long before the height of “independent” watchmaker, Roger Dubuis was pushing the limits of horology, and helping to redefine the industry.


Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. S37.57.5
A fine and attractive pink gold wristwatch with certificate of origin and presentation box

Circa 2000
37mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

$10,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $25,200

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The New York Watch Auction: SEVEN

New York Auction 10 - 11 December 2022