Haute couture meets haute horlogerie in the new Velvet Caviar trilogy of watches from audacious watchmaker Roger Dubuis. Roger Dubius is a brand synonymous with imagination defying creativity and the Velvet Caviar watches combine the very best in artisanal skill and precision with the decidedly risqué, to create an outcome that is simply dazzling.
At the core of these stunning timepieces is Roger Dubuis’ in-house automatic RD830 calibre, which ensures that the Velvet Caviar collection is as mechanically sound as it is aesthetically captivating.
Roger Dubuis Velvet Caviar
Champagne and Caviar
Designed to set the hearts of women everywhere racing, the watches in the Velvet Caviar collection are truly horological divas. With the brand’s signature diamond-studded case in either white or pink gold, the Velvet Caviar watches has either a pristine mother-of-pearl or deep black lacquered dial. The eye-catching highlight of these luxurious timepieces is the strap, which is covered with tiny white or black crystal marbles which resemble the finest caviar and create a bedazzling effect.
The exceptional skill of the Roger Dubuis craftsmen, and the brand’s sophisticated use of diverse materials is also showcased. The strap of the Velvet Caviar is made from a polymer that has been transformed into a rubber-lined molten material which is sprinkled with light-reflecting ‘spangled dust’, adding to the shimmering effect of the watches. The result is a complex material that resembles luxe fabric, but is not!
Choices! Choices! Choices!
The sophisticated, yet overtly opulent Velvet Caviar watches come in three unique models, each with its own individual appeal. The first is a pristine, all white version with a mother-of-pearl dial, silvered accents and glistening white ‘caviar’ on the strap. This one is perfect for a night of painting the town red!
The sultry all black Velvet Caviar features a lacquered black dial and black caviar strap, transforming from a powerful statement during the day, to a glamorous accessory at night. Finally, for the more adventurous wearer, the third avatar of the Velvet Caviar highlights the contrast between black and white. A black caviar strap beautifully offsets the white mother-of-pearl dial for a playful take on a classic pairing.
HOT Verdict: A HOT watch for the modern-day diva!