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Roger Dubuis

Sympathie Chronograph sold


A very rare, unusual and early rose gold limited-edition chronograph wristwatch of the Swiss watch brand Roger Dubuis, founded in 1995 by Roger Dubuis, a Genevan watchmaker, and Carlos Dias, an entrepreneur and designer. Estimated production period: late-1990s. 18k rose gold case of art-deco ‘round-square’ shape, dimensions 37 x 37mm, 10mm thick, light crème coloured dial with applied indexes and Breguet-style Arabic numerals, leaf-shaped hands, laser-engraved brand logo on sapphire glass of a ‘bald’ caseback. Hand-wound caliber RD56, marked by the Poinçon de Genève quality mark, and with ‘Bulletin d’Observatoire’ Besancon Observatory chronometer certificate. Functions – indication of time in hours, minutes, small seconds at 9 o’clock, chronograph with 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock. Brown leather strap, 18k rose gold Roger Dubuis double folding clasp. Limited edition of 28 pieces.


Founded in 1995, the Genevan watch brand Roger Dubuis is attracting more and more attention from experts and the collector community alike. The brand was created by its founders to produce high-class watches in line with the traditions of Genevan watchmaking, most convincingly embodied in vintage Patek Phillippe watches. This applied not only to the appearance of the watch, but also to the high-class execution of the movements. The founders had good reasons for choosing such a starting point. Mr. Roger Dubuis himself worked for Patek Phillippe for a long time, and was clearly aware of the most attractive aspects of the heritage of the great brand, which were not always and not fully realized in the current collection of Patek Phillippe. Carlos Diaz, the second founder of the Roger Dubuis brand, also had vast experience working with the historical design heritage of the leading watch brands of the Art Deco era, the 1920s and 1930s, including Rolex, Movado, Hermès, and Cartier, as well as Patek Phillippe. The distinguishing design features of Art Deco-era wristwatches may be found in Franck Muller’s Cintrée Curvex and Long Island watches of the 1990s, created by Carlos Diaz before embarking on the venture with Roger Dubuis.


CaseCurved rectangular rose gold 750/1000 case, with a sapphire caseback, rectangular chonograph pushers
StrapBlack calf skin strap (not original) original rose gold folding clasp
DialWhite enamel dial with applied golden Arabic numerals, Tachymeter scale, 60 seconds & 30 minute counters, small seconds at 9 o'clock, yellow gold "Feuille Hands"
MovementRhodium-plated hand-wound movement, with column wheel chronograph, Breguet hairspring, swan neck fine adjustment, "Poinçon de Genève"
Movement No.246


Case:Very good, small signs of wear
Strap:Unworn, (not original) Original 18k gold folding clasp
Dial:Very good, signs of patina
Movement:All functions working properly
Amplitude (Dial on top/Lift angle 52):Approx 290°
Accuracy (Dial on top):Approx -5 sec/day


We offer worldwide delivery on all of our watches.

If ordering from Switzerland or Europe, your watch will be sent the same working week. The courier will depend on the value of the watch, with all watches delivered the next working week.

If ordering from outside Europe, delivery will depend on the choice of courier and destination.

You can cancel your order without giving any reason, within 14 days from the day the watch has been delivered to you.


All of our pre-owned watches have undergone thorough mechanical inspections, including being ultrasonically cleaned, serviced and resealed if appropriate and tested for at least four days, to ensure they meet our highest timekeeping standards.

Our pre-owned and vintage watches, unless stated otherwise, are covered by a full or a limited twenty-four month warranty. For example, due to their age, some vintage watches should not be subjected to the same conditions as when they were new.

All of our new watches are covered by the warranty from the original manufacturer. Please contact us for further information.

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