Pierre DeRoche : Conquistadors Of Time

TNT GMT Power-Reserve 43

CASE : Black DLC-treated titanium container. Steel bezel, lugs, crown guard and screw-locked crown, 43mm diameter. Sapphire crystal glareproofed on both sides and sapphire back. Water-resistant to 100m

SIZE : 43mm

MOVEMENT : Mechanical automatic, exclusive Dubois Dépraz caliber, 21 jewels, decorated and engraved oscillating weight, 42-hour power reserve

FUNCTIONS : Hours, minutes, seconds (as a movement operating indicator), date, dual-time display (GMT/24 hours), power-reserve indicator

DIAL : Anthracite black or sand-toned. Uniform velvet-finish center, satin-brushed exterior. Snailed counters. Applied hands and hour-markers coated with Super-LumiNova®

STRAP : Rubber with topstitching, folding safety clasp


Like a modern-day suit of armor, the new TNT GMT Power- Reserve 43 from Pierre DeRoche is attired in the sturdy exterior that has forged its success. The polished steel plates reinforcing its titanium body, and firmly holding in place its beveled lugs as well as its crown guard, testify to its strength and its power. It now also flaunts the attributes of far-off conquests with its 24-hour graduated, snailed and off-centered dual-time indication. The latter is counter-balanced along the same axis by a display of its vital energy reserve, testifying to its longevity despite the visible onward rush of time. Finally, the almost opaque dial with its velvet-finish center and circular satin-brushed rim makes a striking contrast with its applied metal hour-markers carved in metal and thus creating a heroic and aggressive stage-setting. In its center, two broad sword-shaped hands sweep around the dial without ever concealing the hand pointing to the inner bezel ring and thereby providing instant reading of the date. The strategically placed Super-LumiNova® further reinforces the exceptional legibility of the information at all times. But this proud warrior does not ride alone and can also count on a companion with a ‘breastplate’ featuring a deep black DLC coating and framing an astonishingly gentle sand-toned face perfectly matching its topstitched rubber strap. With these explosive new models produced in 201-piece limited editions on their wrist, their proud wearers will doubtless be ready to conquer the world.

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