Pierre DeRoche - "GrandCliff Retro Hour" Chronograph Grand Date
Brand: Pierre DeRoche
Item Number: 2306
Description: Full Size Dimension: 42 mm without crown, 12 mm thickness. Very versatile size and can be worn for both formal and casual occasions. Dial: Dark gray with clos-de-paris hand-guilloche pattern. Silver hands with luminous markers. Extremely small production. Comes with the original Pierre deRoche crocodile strap and deployant buckle.
Condition: New with original box and papers
Shipping: Free shipping on all orders. Two-day delivery anywhere in the United States for all purchases over two thousand dollars and ground delivery for all other orders.
Story: Pierre Dubois was born in Le lieu, a village in the Vallée de Joux in the Swiss Jura Mountains. He comes from a long line of watchmakers but initially broke with the family tradition to become a sports teacher. Although sport was one of his passions Dubois soon returned to the academic world to study for an economics degree, resulting in a move into banking. However, his watchmaking genes led him back to the Vallée de Joux when he was appointed Financial Director, and later Operations Director, in the region’s major Manufacture. From there it seems that it was just a matter of time before he created his own brand - Pierre DeRoche. With his brothers Jean-Phillipe and Pascal Dubois heading up the family business, Dubois Dépraz, founded by their great-grandfather Marcel Dépraz in 1901, there was obviously going to be a close link with the two companies. The result was the launch of the flagship model, the SplitRock in 2005, a timepiece that features all the Pierre DeRoche characteristics that give the watches their distinctive look: a concentric chronograph equipped with an exclusive self-winding Dubois Dépraz Calibre movement and a guilloché dial. The three superimposed chronograph hands sweep over a single counter (instead of three counters) located at 6 o’clock, thus providing a fast and precise analogue reading. So what made Pierre Dubois return to the watchmaking fold? “I come from a family that has been working in the sector for four generations, but one still requires the desire to launch a brand and have the possibility of choosing the right moment,” explains Pierre Dubois. “I suppose I carried the gene within me and it was just a question of waiting until it became active.”
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