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January 06th, 2012, in SIHH2012

La Monégasque Flying Tourbillon, the art of defying the laws of gravity

The breathtaking race of time seems suspended in La Monegasque Flying Tourbillon. This new version incorporates all the refinement and beauty of the complication that is most associated with Fine Watchmaking: the flying tourbillon. A masterful blend of mechanical precision and elegance, this model enriches the latest masculine collection from ROGER DUBUIS, La Monégasque.

Fascinating, elegant, captivating, deliberately intriguing, the world of the Player has much in common with Fine Watchmaking: they both represent passion, elegance, self-control, rigour and are daring. Like a casino, the world of Fine Watchmaking is a dream machine that masters technique to create emotion.
The purpose in life for La Monegasque Flying Tourbillon is to offer lovers of this collection the most fascinating of all watchmaking complications. But within the refined design of this superb timepiece, the ingenious tourbillon mechanism achieves its own purpose – improving the precision of the watch. Clearly visible at 7 o’clock, it defies the laws of terrestrial gravity to ensure optimal precision in all positions.

La Monegasque Flying Tourbillon in pink gold displays the technically daring and innovative talents of the designers and watchmakers of the ROGER DUBUIS Manufacture. It is a tribute to the traditional art that it preserves so well. Every detail has been given careful attention: the RD540 hand-wound mechanical movement, manufactured, assembled and decorated by hand, is visible through an anti- reflection sapphire crystal that also reveals a unique dial decoration. A window opens onto a world in relief. At the centre, a silvered disc with a brushed sunray effect is enhanced by the power-reserve indicator and the pink-gold flying tourbillon. A brushed, rhodium-plated intermediate dial carries the white transferred markers outlined in black and a matching ROGER DUBUIS transfer. Lastly, a brushed anthracite circle surrounds it, highlighting the applied Arabic numerals in pink gold outlined in black. The power reserve is given depth with silvered snailing, black transfers and an edge of pink gold. The large date and the power-reserve indicator create perfect symmetry with the flying tourbillon.

Produced in a limited series, La Monegasque Flying Tourbillon in pink gold is destined to delight no more than 188 watch lovers around the world. In its 44 mm case, water-resistant to 5 bar (50 metres), the RD540 calibre with 293 parts meets the new criteria of the Geneva Seal, crowning this masterpiece of top-flight mechanical watchmaking. Running at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour (3 Hz) with a power reserve of 60 hours, it displays hours and minutes with central hands, an instant large date at 12 o’clock, power reserve at 4.30 and the flying tourbillon at 7.30. Honouring the spirit of Monte-Carlo, it legendary history and its world of glamour, La Monegasque is a line that demonstrates the company’s creativity and modernity as well as its its ability to continually reinvent watchmaking.
La Monegasque Flying Tourbillon in pink gold embodies these values that represent the power and passion associated with ROGER DUBUIS, the highly contemporary Manufacture of fine watchmaking.