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Philippe Dufour Simplicity 37: Philippe Dufour Watch Review

Contact tmosso@thewatchbox.com for pricing and availability; Either I have it, or I can get it! Shop all watches: https://bit.ly/2ZLgfo9 Philippe Dufour is a master watchmaker from the Swiss Vallee de Joux; he requires no further introduction. Since 2000, Dufour has confined his labors to production of his "Simplicity" model. Produced at the rate of roughly ten pieces per year, the exhaustively finished Simplicity has a straightforward three-hand dial; customers choose between 34mm or 37mm case sizes and several dial designs. This example of the Simplicity is the collector-favored 37mm case in platinum. The lug profiles are defined by welded-and-polished construction whereby the lugs are constructed separately from the case, welded on, and all evidence of the weld is removed by hand. A sharp crease between lug and case is testament to Dufour's standard of finish -- both inside and out. The entire case is black-polished and measures a svelte 8.7mm thick Although easy to miss, the crown is slightly warmer in tone due to its white gold construction. Although the dial of this Simplicity mirrors the characteristics of fine enamel, it is an exceptional lacquered execution by renowned dial manufacturer Metalem of Le Locle. Radial roman numerals including a "watchmaker's four" grace the glossy and smooth surface; steel Breguet hands are fired to achieve an even tempered blue. The minute hand has been hand-rolled at its tip in order to clear the underside of the crystal. A sub-seonds dial includes radially arrayed Arabic numerals placed at ten-minute intervals. Dufour's caliber has no name, but its quality speaks volumes. The bare specifications include a 52-hour power reserve, 18,000 VpH beat rate, 21 jewels, a free-sprung balance, a fired blue overcoil hairspring, and non-hacking setting action. The finish is where Dufour sets himself apart. Cotes de Geneve are exceptionally broad, luminous, and deeply grained. All screw heads, the elaborate click spring, the regulator cap, and the escape wheel cock cover are black polished. Dufour's anglage beveling may be the finest in the world; it is broad, bright, finished with traditional brushwood, and exhibits virtuosity in its interior angles and exterior angles. The two exterior points flanking the center wheel are worth the price of admission by themselves. Individual screws feature chamfered slots and circumferences. The Philippe Dufour Simplicity is encased in 37mm of platinum surrounding a white dial on a black alligator strap. Features of this Philippe Dufour Simplicity include hours, minutes and small seconds. This Philippe Dufour watch also measures 8.7mm in thickness and 46.6mm from lug-to-lug. For complete details, watch the full Philippe Dufour Simplicity review by Tim Mosso! Please subscribe to our channel for the best luxury watch reviews on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/WatchBoxReviews/?sub_confirmation=1 Visit our website at www.thewatchbox.com for the latest pre-owned luxury watch arrivals and industry-leading value in previously loved luxury timepieces.