Watchuseek team met with Pierre and came away with the appreciation for his passion for watchmaking. Pierre is not about mass marketing and mass production, but is about appreciating watch an art form.

Highlights of this year's collection included Bonnie & Clyde watches, GMT function with half-hour time setting, and simple yet elegant ladies Pure Nacre watch. It was impressive to see the focus on ladies watches.

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Bonnie & Clyde
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 stabilized silver coating, or in black.

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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.

STRAP Alligator with safety folding clasp.

LIMITED EDITION 2 x 101 pieces.

Pure Nacre
Pierre DeRoche has composed an anthem to pure, uncluttered lines with its new GrandCliff Pure Nacre. Destined to establish itself as an ageless feminine classic, the timepiece embodies a vision of watchmaking pared down to essentials, retaining only complications that are useful in daily life. The understated date and power-reserve indicator are beautifully highlighted against the backdrop of a natural blue-tinted natural mother-of-pearl dial – framed by a round and slender case graced by clean, sleek lines. At its heart beats an automatic movement, offering a fine example of what can happen when mechanical horology meets exquisite femininity to mark off a time that will transcend the passing years.

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MOVEMENT Mechanical automatic, 21 jewels. Decorated and engraved rotor.

FUNCTIONS Hours, minutes, seconds, date and power reserve indicator (42 hours).

CASE Steel. Anti-reflective sapphire crystal, front and back, 40 mm diameter.

DIAL Mother-of-pearl, 4 Roman numerals. Power-reserve indicator at 7 o’clock. Date window at 3 o’clock.

STRAP Alligator with safety folding clasp.

OTHER VERSION Bezel set with 60 diamonds (0.91 cts)

GMT 1/2 Hour
Pierre DeRoche enriches its TNT Royal Retro with a GMT display adjustable to the nearest half hour not via a corrector, but instead using the crown. An extremely rare phenomenon! To avoid any loss of precision during adjustments, the GMT hours and minutes hands advance in 30-minute increments to guarantee exact half hours, without the movement stopping. A third indicator appears on the white part of the subdial if it is daytime in the zone of the second time zone; or in the black section if it is night-time. Meanwhile, the TNT Royal Retro signature retrograde seconds hands pursue their fascinating path. To spice up the overall effect, two of the six original hands vanish in the lower section of the dial to provide space for the GMT indicator.

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MOVEMENT Mechanical automatic, exclusive Dubois Dépraz calibre, 48 jewels, decorated and engraved oscillating weight, central bridge, 4 chamfered and satin-finished seconds bridges, minute wheel with Pierre DeRoche logo, hands affixed by a transversal pin, 4 gear-driven retrograde seconds hands with strip-spring return.

FUNCTIONS Hours, minutes, retrograde seconds in 4 ten-second sections, moving retrograde hand indicator, date and second time zone adjustable in half-hour increments.

CASE Black PVD-coated titanium middle. Bezel, lugs, crown-guard and screw-lock crown in steel, 47.5 mm diameter. Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides. Sapphire back. Water-resistant to 100 metres.

STRAP Alligator with safety folding clasp.