Roger Dubuis has chosen to tune its minute repeater to the sound of the tritone, the famous “Diabolus in Musica” chord outlawed in medieval religious music, the secret key to all clever and complex melodic harmony. A sin of pride is to wear a timepiece that combines a devilish flying tourbillon with a highly sought-after minute repeater. It is the first watch to ever have both features in the same calibre. This is only made possible by the expert watchmakers of Roger Dubuis.
A minute repeater coupled with a flying tourbillon, the RD107 is a blend of haute horlogerie made possible thanks to the highly skilled watchmakers of Roger Dubuis. Three different indicators – functions, all or nothing, chiming – are displayed on the upper side of the calibre. The RD107 is powered by two micro-rotors visible on the back of the calibre.
- Size : 45mm
- Water Resistance : 3bar (30meter)
- Material : Interchangeable 3D calf leather strap
- Material : Interchangeable titanium cover with titanium triple folding buckle
- Material : Double surface flange with engraved minute track, transfered texts. Polished hour markers filled with SLN.
- Type: Mechanical, automatic winding
- Function: Hours, minutes, minute repeater, function indicator, all or nothing indicator, chiming indicator
- Power reserve: 72 hours
- Components: 558
- Jewels: 54
- Diameter: 36.9 mm
- Thickness: 10
- Frequency : 3 Hz (21’600 Alt/H)
That last feature is what would make this forbidden in medieval music. Dividing any musical note by 3 was deemed irreverent to the Holy Trinity. The Church forbade triplet tones because they did not conform to the sacrosanct rhythm of hymns or chants. It’s time for a change, and you should be the first to experience this innovation in timekeeping.