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Roger Dubuis

Sympathie | A limited edition white gold bi-retrograde perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, 52 weeks, leap year indication and mother-of-pearl dial, Circa 2000 | 羅杰杜彼 | Sympathie | 限量版白金雙逆跳萬年曆腕錶,備月相、52週、閏年顯示及珠母貝錶盤,約2000年製

Roger Dubuis

Roger Dubuis

Sympathie | A limited edition white gold bi-retrograde perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, 52 weeks, leap year indication and mother-of-pearl dial, Circa 2000 | 羅杰杜彼 | Sympathie | 限量版白金雙逆跳萬年曆腕錶,備月相、52週、閏年顯示及珠母貝錶盤,約2000年製

Sympathie | A limited edition white gold bi-retrograde perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, 52 weeks, leap year indication and mother-of-pearl dial, Circa 2000 | 羅杰杜彼 | Sympathie | 限量版白金雙逆跳萬年曆腕錶,備月相、52週、閏年顯示及珠母貝錶盤,約2000年製

Roger Dubuis

Sympathie

A limited edition white gold bi-retrograde perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, 52 weeks, leap year indication and mother-of-pearl dial, Circa 2000

羅杰杜彼

Sympathie

限量版白金雙逆跳萬年曆腕錶,備月相、52週、閏年顯示及珠母貝錶盤,約2000年製


Dial: mother-of-pearl

Calibre: cal. 5710 automatic, 25 jewels

Movement number: 225

Case: 18k white gold, sapphire crystal display back secured by 8 screws

Case number: limited edition 15/28

Closure: black unsigned leather strap and stainless steel buckle

Size: 42 mm width

Signed: case, dial and movement

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. All functions are working properly. The mother-of-pearl dial is nice and intact. The case with minor signs of surface wear and pinhead dings at places, barely visible with the naked eyes. The case back with minor wear. Overall the watch is in very good condition.


Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.


Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."


**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

The perpetual calendar is one of the central watchmaking pillars, and most maisons strive to have an in-house version in their quiver. A function that is particularly difficult to engineer into a perpetual calendar is the retrograde, which jumps a hand from one end of a sliding scale from end back to beginning. The jumping motion requires a precise amount of torque, and to build this onto an already complicated perpetual calendar module requires skill. In this Roger Dubuis wristwatch there is not one, but two retrograde hands for the day of the week and the date, a layout seldomly seen due to its complexity.


The watch is as visually interesting as the complication, with a three tone mother-of-pearl dial, each tone for a different ring of indication with the outermost ring displaying the week count in roulette style. The movement can be seen through the display back, and it is expertly finished, complete with the Geneva seal.