When the world's most renowned department store and a beloved luxury horlogerie name come together in collaboration, the result is nothing short of amazing prestige. In a takeover that brings the unique world of Roger Dubuis to the heart of London, the Swiss watch manufacture and Harrods have pulled off a collaborative effort that sees the upmarket boutique transformed into an exhibition hall.
Featuring a dedicated pop-up space, the lofty environment is further elevated with three arresting neon-lit Roger Dubuis-themed windows that span the length of the Harrods building that faces Brompton Road. A lure that beckons one to step inside where the maison's most daring haute horlogerie novelties are on glorious display, all eyes will be riveted towards the Black Velvet with Diamonds — an extravagant timepiece that makes it premiere exclusively at Harrods. Part of a trilogy that was introduced earlier in the year at SIHH, the Black Velvet is the final incarnation of Roger Dubuis' feminine Velvet series of carbon watches.
A fearless combination of polar opposites, this singular creation is constructed with a tough carbon case juxtaposed with exquisite white diamonds studded upon its bezel for a striking appearance that complements its gleaming mother-of-pearl dial. Decorated with polished black Roman digits highlighted with white-gold numerals in six and twelve o'clock, the artistic beauty of the watch is substantiated with the maison's cutting-edge self-winding RD821 mechanical calibre that runs at a 4 hertz frequency with 28,800 vibrations per hour. Bearing the Poinçon de Genève certification, the Black Velvet with Diamonds is exemplary of Roger Dubuis' craft, expressing the finest pioneering horology adorned with a bold, theatrical aesthetic.
The Black Velvet with Diamonds is limited to 88 pieces, available exclusively at the Roger Dubuis x Harrods pop-up.