Manufacture Royale Androgyne Light Blue Rose Gold – Royale Bespoke. Dare to make it yours!

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Manufacture Royale Androgyne Light Blue Rose Gold
Manufacture Royale Androgyne Light Blue Rose Gold
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Manufacture Royale is an independent watchmaking brand with a strong personal language. One of the key features of their watches is the possibility to be personalised with a high degree of liberty. The Manufacture Royale Bespoke program permitted the creation of spectacular pieces, keeping the brand’s signature intact. Today, I want to present you one of these bespoke pieces, the Manufacture Royale Androgyne Light Blue Rose Gold – Royale Bespoke. The timepiece was seen and photographed during the Baselworld 2019. More pictures in the article’s gallery.

Manufacture Royale Androgyne Light Blue Rose Gold – Royale Bespoke

Manufacture Royale‘s bespoke program was unveiled at the beginning of 2018. This step was a natural evolution for the brand. The bespoke workshop evolved continuously as the result of the creative mind of David Gouten, CEO of Manufacture Royale and Jérôme Marcu, “horloger créateur”, the collectors request and market trends. The personalisation palette permits the creation of unique colour schemes that could fit any imagination and desire.

Manufacture Royale Androgyne case
A complex gold case with 52 elements

One of the most complex cases in the industry

The Androgyne itself requires no presentation. It has one of my favourite cases ever. With a complex construction, the case fits great on the wrist and offers, besides a spectacular look, comfortable wear.

Androgyne Light Blue Rose Gold case side
The side of the watch reveals the name of this timepiece

The case complexity is one of the highest on the actual horological theatre. Even the nameplate is carved on the case body with negative engraving.

Androgyne Light Blue Rose Gold side with crown
The case side with a view to the crown

The case is adorned with sandblasted and high-polished surfaces. The two steps bezel is fixed with twelve screws.

Androgyne Light Blue Rose Gold side view
A view of the case side. You can observe how the articulated lugs system is implemented

The articulated lugs, besides the cool appearance, give a more comfortable position on the wrist. What seems to be a relatively big watch sits well on the wrist.

A blue skeleton

Another important characteristic of the Manufacture Royale Androgyne Light Blue Rose Gold is the skeletonised movement and dial. The presented piece has a movement coated with a layer of metal oxide. The colour shade is obtained by coating with a controlled oxide thickness.

Androgyne Light Blue Rose Gold dial
The dial of the Androgyne Light Blue Rose Gold

The dial and the movement construction is an architectural play of depths. The dial layout is relatively symmetrical and pleasantly balanced.

Androgyne Light Blue Rose Gold dial detail
The bezel screws serve also as hour indexes

At the dial of the Androgyne, ingenuity meets functionality. Due to construction, the dial does not permit indexes. For ease in the readout, the twelve screws of the bezel serve as hour indexes.

The Manufacture Royale name and logo and the brand’s “Coat of Arms”

The empty space at 9 o’clock is used for a shield bearing the name and the logo of the brand. The gold component makes a nice contrast with the azure shade of the dial.

Androgyne Light Blue Rose Gold tourbillon
The tourbillon is placed at 6 o’clock, in opposition with the 108 hours power reserve barrel.

An interesting note is given by an omnipresent shape: the sword shape visible at the hands and bridges.

Androgyne Light Blue Rose Gold tourbillon back
The sword shape is also visible on the back of the watch, at the tourbillon’s bridge.

The calibre MR02 is charming. The form and function are nicely mated. The movement is part of the dial, the dial is part of the movement. This duality makes the watch’s complexity a strong point.

Androgyne Light Blue Rose Gold back view details
The Manufacture Royale logo engraved on a sunray Geneva waves pattern.

The watch is admirably finished. The mainplate and the bridges are chamfered and suffer an engaging polishing. The details worth a dedicated time for study. The blue coating highlight the sunray pattern. It is an eye-catching show.

Androgyne Light Blue Rose Gold wrist view
The Androgyne Light Blue Rose Gold on the wrist

Wrist presence and final words

The Androgyne Light Blue Rose Gold is good for a large variety of wrist sizes. The articulated lugs permit a firm but comfortable wear. The feel of the watch depends on the case material. The titanium version is almost surprisingly light. The rose gold version presented today looks nice on the wrist and catches attention immediately. Partly to its crazy construction, partly to its unusual colours.
The keyword for this watch, and for the entire Royale Bespoke creations, stays in the name – bespoke. The case can be manufactured in various metals and can be personalised further in colour. The movement can be also personalised by different coatings. Even if this version has a unicolour, by the wish, the movement can receive multiple treatments. Only technology and imagination are a limiting factor.

Manufacture Royale Androgyne Light Blue Rose Gold - Royale Bespoke
Manufacture Royale Androgyne Light Blue Rose Gold – Royale Bespoke

Manufacture Royale Androgyne Light Blue Rose Gold technical Specifications

Case

  • Material: pink gold
  • Dimensions: 43 mm x 10.20 mm
  • Glass: sapphire crystal
  • Water-resistance: 3 ATM / 30m

Calibre MR02

  • Type: hand-wound mechanical
  • Ruby: 17
  • Functions: hours, minutes, tourbillon
  • Power reserve: 108 hours
  • Frequency: 21,600 vibrations per hour
  • Finishes: azure blue CVD finish, Geneva stripes, edges chamfering and polishing,

Strap

  • In hand-sewn alligator with blue stitching
  • Gold pin buckle

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