Last week Roger Dubuis officially launched the new Monégasque collection and they did it in style. According to Roger Dubuis it was all ‘European Art of Living’ and we can imagine it must have been a great evening in In Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo (also called Monaco).
Early this year, during the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) Roger Dubuis already showed the first models of the new Monégasque collection. Last week, on October 20th, they celebrated the official launch in a casino in Monaco, and also launched to new limited editions! The Monégasque Club and the Monégasque Flying Tourbillon.
You don’t have to be a strap fetishist to love the Chesterfield-style strap of the Roger Dubuis Monégasque Club. This looks like the roaring twenties, Monaco style that is. Just picture yourself smoking a cigar and drinking a nice and elegant cognac in the ‘club’, just before going to the casino.
The Monégasque Club is a split-time chronograph, is limited to only 88 pieces and comes at the price of € 43,000 Euro (including tax). The case is made of pink gold and measures 44 mm in diameter. The movement is caliber RD78 that is in-house developed and manufactured and comprises of 303 components. The main spring is wound by the micro-rotor and delivers 42 hours of power reserve.
The other limited edition is the Monégasque Flying Tourbillon and is limited to only 28 pieces. It comes at a price of € 166,000 Euro (including tax). The Monégasque Flying Tourbillon has a platinum case, measuring 44 mm in diameter. The movement, caliber RD540, features a big date, a power reserve indicator and of course a flying tourbillon.
We are very impressed with the new Roger Dubuis Monégasque collection and are pleased to see the brand took a new turn now mr. George Kern, also CEO of IWC, took over. We are eagerly awaiting the moment we can report about some hands-on experience with one of the new Monégasque timepieces!
Wei Koh, one of our friends at Revolution, wrote an excellent article about the new Monégasque collection. A recommended read!!