THE FIRST CALIBRE IN THE WORLD TO DISPLAY HOURS, MINUTES AND SECONDS ON A SINGLE COUNTER WAS BORN OUT OF THE DESIRE TO INVENT A NEW, INTUITIVE WAY OF READING STOPWATCH TIME.
AN ICON OF MODULAR DESIGN, THE CONCENTRIC CHRONOGRAPH HAS EMBODIED THE UNIQUENESS OF PIERRE DEROCHE FROM THE OUTSET.
Exceptional on several levels, the chronograph’s mechanism is positioned next to the basic movement, rather than on top, and is equipped with a 60-minute display rather than the usual 30 minutes.
A LARGE WHEEL ACTS AS A GEARWHEEL, TRANSMITTING THE BASIC MOVEMENT’S ENERGY TO THE CHRONOGRAPH MODULE.
By transforming the hierarchy of information conveyed (hours/minutes in the centre, subsidiary seconds off-centre at 12 o’clock and off-centre chronograph at 6 o’clock) Pierre DeRoche has proven you can start with a classic fine watchmaking complication and go on to create a watch that stands out from the crowd.
PHILOSOPHIE FONDATRICE EN MÊME TEMPS QU’EXPERTISE, LA CONCEPTION MODULAIRE SIGNE DEPUIS L’ORIGINE LA SINGULARITÉ PIERRE DEROCHE.