Pierre De Roche is a Swiss small brand with a big sense ambition. This time, we present you their limited edition model – TNT Royal Retro 43 Bonnie & Clyde. TNT range was first released in 2009, and immediately drew our attention thanks to its distinctive case design and of course the complication in the TNT Royal Retro watch. With its perfectly choreographed dance of six retrograde hands, the TNT Royal is an endless source of fascination. Not content with staging a complication that is unique in the world, it now explores the field of futuristic materials by introducing a bezel in itr²®.
This totally hypoallergenic composite material is six times lighter than steel and four times lighter than titanium. Created from carbon nanotubes, itr²® is transparent. Once charged with ceramic or carbon particles, it turns white or black as desired. Over and above its excellent technical performances, itr²® provides a unique visual effect, echoed by the six seconds bridges and the central bridge alternately draped in sparkling white by means of a stabilised silver coating, or in black. Each version (Bonnie and Clyde) comes on aligator strap with safety folding clasp and will be limited to 101 pieces.
MOVEMENT Mechanical automatic, exclusive Dubois Dépraz calibre, 58 jewels. Decorated and engraved rotor. Central bridge and 6 chamfered, satin-finished seconds bridges white or black galvanic bath treatment. Minute-wheel with Pierre DeRoche logo. Hand affixed by a transversal pin. 6 retrograde seconds hands on gears, strip-spring return.
FUNCTIONS Hours, minutes, seconds with retrograde function in six 10-second sectors. Moving retrograde hand indicator. Date.
CASE Black PVD-coated titanium middle. Bezel in itr²® white ceramic with black engraved numerals (Bonnie model) or itr²® black carbon with white engraved numerals (Clyde model). Steel lugs, crown guard and screw-down crown, 43 mm diameter. Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides, sapphire back. Water-resistant to 100 metres.