At Watches & Wonders Geneva 2023, Roger Dubuis debuts the Monovortex Split-Seconds Chronograph. With the ground-breaking watch, the Swiss watchmaker showcases the peak of horological mastery by reinventing both the tourbillon and the oscillating mass, each associated with one of the most complex traditional fine watchmaking complications: the Split-Seconds Chronograph.
With the new Monovortex Split-Seconds Chronograph, Roger Dubuis reinvented gravity regulation and took full control of its strength. Following years of research and trial, the watchmaker’s signature complication, the Tourbillon, is now able to defy the complex realm of physics. While many traditional Tourbillons compensate for the negative effect of gravity on one specific axis, Roger Dubuis has extended that ability across every surface. Positioned at 9 o’clock, the Conical Monovortex Tourbillon has a 360° trajectory, protecting the precision of the watch.
Positioned at 12 o’clock is the innovative Turborotor Cylindrical Oscillating Weight. The result of years of deep research, and more than 8 months of technical optimisation, this surprising component is positioned vertically, so that the entire force of gravity pushes down on the design like a spinning barrel. This keeps the winding of the watch efficient, as it embraces the power of gravity, and better suits all the natural motions of a wearer’s wrist.
Powered by the RD114 Calibre, the Monovortex Split-Seconds Chronograph features an iconic complication at Roger Dubuis: the Split-Seconds Chronograph. Cleverly constructed with a double column wheel system, it is enhanced with a Rotating Minute Counter, known as the 120° RMC. The counter is positioned at 3 o’clock and has an unexpected isotoxal shape. It includes a patent-pending display with a tripartite hand that carries the 0, 1 and 2, accurately rotating past the 0-9 digits on the right. Activate the chronograph so you can watch the RMC move in time.
A 47mm casing is made of hyper-tech MCF (Mineral Composite Fibre). Exclusively developed by Roger Dubuis, this material is 2.5 times lighter than ceramic and 13% lighter than carbon. The lightweight and durable MCF comes in red, a difficult rare shade to achieve and one that has taken years to create. The red color is matched with pink gold, as well as titanium with black and grey coatings, and accents of carbon.
The timepiece comes on a perforated bi-material strap.
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