Pierre DeRoche, in its latest creation, the TNT RendezVous Watch, has combined the most advanced mechanical watchmaking with subtle musical poetry. The latter is achieved through a remarkable striking mechanism, based on two gongs. Coupled with the striking-mechanism’s on/off function, this device is unique on this kind of watch and gives this exceptional timepiece its intrinsic value. When the alarm is released, the mechanism reveals its secrets: first, the fast-and-slow, then the striking mechanism’s bridge moving into action, and finally the hammers successively striking the two “Chartres” chimes.
The dial of the new Pierre Deroche TNT RendezVous watch is enclosed in a black PVD-treated titanium case, 45.5 mm in diameter. It is offset by a steel bezel. An impressive protected crown traditionally sits at 3 o’clock. Apart from the push-button at 4 o’clock, it also reveals push-pieces at 8 and 10 o’clock. The body of the timepiece demonstrates high-grade top and bottom sapphire crystals. The water-resistance of the watch is assured down to 100 meters.
The precise display of the time is guaranteed by an exclusive self-winding Dubois-Depraz calibre movement, artfully paved with 32 jewels. It incorporates an engraved circular rotor and bridges, embellished with a sunray pattern. While the layout of the dial would better suit a more classic looking dial, the TNT style case is more future-thinking in its look. Pierre DeRoche will offer only 201 pieces of the TNT RendezVous collection when they are made available later this year. [Pierre DeRoche via Luxury Addicted]