Grandcliff Skyscrapers



Lofty Inspiration

It all began with the desire to design an original timepiece which was fun and different. On his return from New York, the brand’s founder Pierre Dubois wanted to add a watch to his collection, one that would pay tribute to these architectural wonders.

As progress was being made in the research into retrograde displays – which would culminate in the Royal Rétro – he began to pull together ideas for a resolutely contemporary design to complement the qualities of the great complication.

Avant-Garde Retrograde Model

In an unprecedented pairing, the calibre and dial of the GrandCliff Skyscrapers were going to defy the laws of gravity. With two concentric retrograde counters set off-centre and a small seconds hand, its exclusive movement is resolutely contemporary.

Brand new surface treatments for the dial and exceptionally large hour markers celebrate the ingenuity of the avant-garde design with urban accents: the time spots stand tall like skyscrapers and the hands mirror the outline of the Empire State Building.

Reaching New Heights

Polished, satin brushed, shot-peened, black Super Luminova… the GrandCliff Skyscrapers is true to the brand’s unfettered creativity and Pierre DeRoche’s signature love for unique designs, setting it apart from other classic models.

The asymmetry and the exceptional technicity of the dial are once again testament to the company’s bold approach to design. And audacity meets luxury in the sublime 64 black diamond version.

Technical data


Mechanical automatic, exclusive Dubois Dépraz calibre, 49 jewels.

Nickel silver oscillating weight on ball-bearing mechanism, cut-out and engraved


Retrograde hours and minutes, small seconds.


Polished and satin-brushed 316L steel with or without 64 black diamonds.

Engraved case-back.

42.5 mm diameter.


Anti-reflective sapphire crystal front and back.


Black, double retrograde counters with voluminous rhodium-plated hour-markers.

Winding crown

Screw-lock winding-crown with the Pierre DeRoche logo.

Water resistance

Water-resistant to 100 m.


Crocodile leather, folding clasp in 316L steel.

Limited edition

Series of 21 for the GrandCliff Double Rétrograde Skyscrapers gem-set model.