SIHH 2012: Roger Dubuis Ladies' Black Velvet
January 24, 2012
The Roger Dubuis Velvet Amethysts and Spinels timepiece Black Velvet was in my opinion the nicest ladies' timepiece I saw at the Salon International de la Haute Horoology (SIHH) last week.
The Black Velvet comes in a 36 mm diameter black DLC treated titanium case. The bezel is set with 46 amethysts (0.74 cts approx.). The lugs and decor set with 40 spinels (0.50 ct approx.)
The dial is black with a brushed center and white "Roger Dubuis" transfer. The outer edge of the dial has a satin sunburst finish and black Roman numeral transfers with purple filet and black Roman numerals applied at 6 and 12 o'clock. Displays hours and minutes.
The movement is self-winding mechanical caliber RD821, 33 jewels, 28,800 vph (4Hz), 48-hour power reserve. The movement is immaculately hand finished to Poinçon de Genève (Geneva Seal) standards, as well as being certified for accuracy by COSC.
The strap features a black satin finish fabric that perfectly matches with the look of the case, with a black DLC steel adjustable folding buckle. Water resistance is 30 meters. Limited to 188 pieces worldwide. Available in the US at one of 12 dealers. The price is $35,000.