Even though not many people wear pocket watches anymore, they’re still quite appreciated by fashion, luxury and history enthusiasts. The Roger Dubuis Hommage Millesime is a gorgeous timepiece that boasts a luxurious pink gold finish and is powered by a restored vintage movement. However, what makes this watch truly special is the fact that it is very exclusive, as Roger Dubuis will only manufacture a single piece per year.
The movement was given to the company by Mr. Roger Dubuis, and its expert artisans managed to restore it completely and even improve it at certain points. Dubbed Roger Dubuis caliber RD181, the movement required about 1,950 hours of hard work and dedication in order to be complete, and it now operates at a frequency of 18,000 bph and includes 558 components. The movement was designed to be visible through the watch’s dial, and it features a generous list of complications: a moon phase indicator, a minute repeater, a monopusher chronograph, retrograde indicators and a perpetual calendar.
The timepiece comes with an 18k pink gold case that measures 60mm in diameter and 22mm in thickness. For a touch of exclusivity, the piece bears the signature of Roger Dubuis himself.
The Hommage Millesime Pocket Watch will be available for purchase exclusively at the Swiss brand’s boutiques, and it will definitely become highly sought after. Whoever ends up purchasing it can have its custom links engraved with unique symbols or messages. However, the asking price is bound to be steep.