For the 10th Anniversary of the GrandCliff Royal Retro, Pierre DeRoche plunges deep into the Lac de Joux

Pierre DeRoche GrandCliff 1004 Royal Retro
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More than ever in harmony with the landscape of the Vallée de Joux, the birthplace of watchmaking savoir-faire, the GRANDCLIFF 1004 ROYAL RETRO offers a new take on the iconic Pierre DeRoche modular movement.

For the first time with a dial, the exclusive Dubois Dépraz calibre boasts a new case whose chic and sporty design further enhances the relay of retrograde second hands. Even underwater, since the GrandCliff 1004 Royal Retro is water-resistant to 100 metres!

10 for Royal Retro’s milestone birthday. 04 for the number of versions of the revolutionary mechanism… 1004, above all, for the altitude of the Lac de Joux. Designed by Octavio Garcia, the GrandCliff 1004 Royal Retro is part of the brand’s DNA, drawing inspiration from the beating heart of the Vallée de Joux. The Pierre DeRoche signature complication has been reinvented, maintaining the highest standards of watchmaking excellence, while positioning this new design at a more accessible ‘altitude’.

Pierre DeRoche GrandCliff 1004 Royal Retro

Grade 5 titanium case, ceramic rotating bezel, anti-reflective sapphire crystal, sapphire back, luminous markers, Super-LumiNova®-treated black and red hands, Cordura bracelet with titanium buckle… The GrandCliff 1004 Royal Retro asserts its contemporary sporty character yet hints at an organic attachment to its origins. Its powerful hands slice through time like a rower or diver through water. The chunky crown protectors evoke the mountains and the harsh climate…

This watch emerges unquestionably from the waters of the Vallée de Joux.

Pierre DeRoche GrandCliff 1004 Royal Retro

 

Pierre DeRoche GrandCliff 1004 Royal Retro Technical Specifications

MOVEMENT
Mechanical automatic, exclusive
Dubois Dépraz calibre, 58 jewels.
Decorative oscillating weigh, “Côtes de Genève” date platform, chamfered bridges.
6 retrograde second hands on gears, strip-spring return.

FUNCTIONS
Hours, minutes and seconds with retrograde function in 6 ten-second sectors.
Date.

DIAL
Black with luminous markers.

CASE
Grade 5 titanium with crown protectors and screw-lock crown. Ceramic rotating bezel.
Diameter 43.5 mm.
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal on both sides. Sapphire back.
Water-resistant to 100 m.

STRAP
Cordura with Grade 5 titanium buckle.

LIMITED EDITION
201 pieces.

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