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Early Roger Dubuis Sympathie 37 Geneva Hallmark Chronometer S37.57.5 Watch Review

Contact tmosso@thewatchbox.com for pricing and availability; Either I have it, or I can get it! Just in time for SIHH 2019, we have a blast from the past; Roger Dubuis Sympathie 37 (S37.57.5). This 37mm rose gold Roger Dubuis watch is a throwback to the early "SOGEM" days of the 1990s when Roger himself and business partner Carlos Dias created the first Sympathie and Homage watches. Still a Patek Philippe Calatrava killer this Roger Dubuis watch continues to stun. Early Roger Dubuis watches are a burgeoning field of collectibles for fans of vintage watches and independent watchmaking. The Sympathie 37 was among the first watches offered by this pioneering independent horology brand, and it has become a design landmark in the process. Early Roger Dubuis Sympathie cases employed a complex shape designed for Dubuis by a since forgotten Vallee de Joux case maker. Its complex star-like form incorporates a shaped case, shaped bezel, shaped sapphire, and shaped dial. So complex was the assembly and water resistance testing that Dubuis abandoned this early Sympathie design for a more conventional round crystal in the model line's second generation. This Sympathie 37 features an exquisite ivory dial with no date and three rose gold hands to trace hours, minutes, and seconds. Inside the striking case form, a Roger Dubuis caliber RD57 keeps the beat at 28,800 vibrations per hour. Based on the ultra thin Longines L990.1, this ultra thin automatic movement provides 44 hours of power reserve and even torque release courtesy of twin mainspring barrels. A Besancon Observatory chronometer certificate from the French capital of watchmaking attests to the accuracy of this Roger Dubuis movement, and it is the basis for the dial signature "Bulletin D'Observatoire." Geneva Hallmark (Poincon de Geneve) finish includes black polished screws and swan's neck regulator; rich cotes de Geneve, pelage (engine turning), and mirrored chamfering (angle) with broad rounded edges. The Roger Dubuis logo is rendered in rose gold and filigree form on the winding rotor. Collect an emerging vintage watch and pioneer of independent horology in this first generation Roger Dubuis Sympathie S37.57.5 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.