News June 2010

With its asymmetrical case, deconstructed time display and gentle curves contrasting with a powerful architecture, the RGT disrupts codes and combines opposites in providing an offbeat and resolutely avant-garde take on Haute Horlogerie.

Roller Guardian Time - Blue

The Watch Quote™ - June 27th, 2010

Since 2007, the Geneva-based House of Ladoire has been playing with contradictions and associating extremes within atypical creations featuring cutting-edge complications and sophisticated aesthetics. Under the impetus of Lionel Ladoire, the design of these models is defined, shaped and matured in tune with an underground-rock style mood inspired by contemporary culture and some of its most famous exponents such as Jean-Paul Gaultier, Andy Warhol and Philippe Starck.

The daringly asymmetrical Roller Guardian Time RGT confronts a virile design with the soft lines and silk touch of the case middle, while the resolutely technical nature of the display stands out against the backdrop of the ultra-refined movement decorations.

Stemming from an unbridled imagination and a decidedly offbeat mind-set – symbolised by the signature spider’s web engraved on the GMT wheel and the ratchet – LADOIRE Genève creations shake up traditional watchmaking codes and favour deconstructed time displays.

Endowed with an extraordinarily complex display mode and unusual dimensions, the innovative concept of the H M S Planetary® complication is duly protected by a patent.

The entirely offset Hour, Minute and Seconds indications of this Regulator-type model are displayed by three cages mounted on ceramic micro ball bearings. The RGT also features a GMT function with a central hand that can be rapidly adjusted via a dedicated corrector push-button at 2 o’clock.

Crafted according to the rigorous standards of fine leather-making, the blue alligator leather LADOIRE strap features a hand-sewn matt black leather lining and is fitted with an articulated double pin buckle. This summer, Lionel Ladoire is introducing a three-piece limited edition on which the revisited bridges, strap and dial sport a casual denim blue shade.

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Ladoire Roller Guardian Time - Blue

Limited Edition of 3

Movement Ladoire
Manufacture-made movement
Movement with automatic winding via a micro rotor
Jewelling:27 jewels
Thickness:9.30 mm
Mainplate:Shaped mainplate (39.50mm x 29.50mm), black PVD-coated*
Bridges:Galvanic blue circular-geometry bridges (hand bevelled and drawn with a matt appearance)
Balance :with screws, black PVD-coated*
Profile: Optimised gear-train toothing profile
Frequency :18,000 vph (2.5 Hz)
Power reserve :48-hour
Functions:Regulator – Offset hours, minutes and seconds with patented display complication (HMS Planetary®) with indicator mounted on ceramic micro ball bearings
GMT:with fast-adjustment push-button system
Case:Three-part asymmetrical titanium case: 9 – 3 o’clock: 56mm/12 – 6 o’clock: 45mm
Bezel and case-back :in satin-brushed titanium, case middle in grey PVD-coated* titanium
Black PVD-coated* crown:ergonomically positioned at 8 o’clock
Pusher:Black PVD-coated* corrector pusher at 2 o’clock
Crystal:Cambered glareproofed sapphire crystal
Case-back:Convex glareproofed sapphire crystal case-back
Water-resistant :to 50 metres
Strap:Denim blue alligator leather with anti-allergenic matt black lining
Buckle:Double pin buckle in two-tone PVD-coated* grey and titanium-coloured titanium
* PVD: A-DLC type

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