Pierre DeRoche has combined the most advanced mechanical watchmaking with subtle musical poetry in its latest creation, the RendezVous, which displays a double gong under the sapphire crystal.
Coupled with the striking-mechanism’s on/off function, this device is unique on this kind of watch and gives this exceptional timepiece its intrinsic value. When the alarm is released, the mechanism reveals its secrets: first, the fast-and-slow, then the striking mechanism’s bridge moving into action, and finally the hammers successively striking the two “Chartres” chimes (the two gongs turn more than 360° but are of different lengths).
With a few clear, limpid notes produced by the best watch craftsmen from the Joux Valley, the RendezVous will remind you of your day’s appointments.
Series limited to 201.
Movement – Automatic, exclusive Dubois-Dépraz calibre, 32 jewels, decorated and engraved circular (360°) rotor, sunray-pattern bridges.
Functions – Hours, minutes, seconds, date, day/night indicator, RendezVous function with 2-gong striking-mechanism, winding and On/Off indicators.
Case – Black PVD titanium container; bezel, horns, screw-down crown, crown guard and pushpieces all in steel, 45.5 mm. Double-sided anti-reflective sapphire crystal and sapphire back. Water-resistant to 100 m.
Strap – Alligator with folding clasp.
Other version – Limited series of 21 pieces in pink gold (18K), steel and titanium.
Source: Pierre DeRoche