Jan 13

Perfection out of Simplicity – Philippe Dufour Simplicity

This is the iconic watch of the century – Philippe Dufour Simplicity

About Philippe Dufour

Simplicity was created by the grand master watch maker – Philippe Dufour who is known as his mastery of the craft of watch making. His insistence on perfection, his stubbornness to remain close to the art of his forebears and his openness to sharing with collectors and other watchmakers all makes him a legend of his field. When other designers tried to create some complicated watches. On the opposite, Philippe Dufour launched his marvel Simplicity.

The watch is available in either a rose gold, white gold or platinum case, and in two sizes – the traditional 34mm, and in 37mm. And inthree dial options – silver or grey guilloche dial with applied dagger markers, dauphine hands, and in a printed white dial with roman numerals and blued steel Breguet hands. The most exquisite part of watch is the movement. Though the front design is so simple, designers poured all his energy into its back – movement. So I had better call this watch perfection out of simplicity. The movement is completely designed in house by Philippe…he does send the plates to be done up by CNC machines elsewhere, but he personally hand finishes all the movements. It usually takes watch collectors several years to get Philippe Dufour’s watch. It is what that makes collectors wait with so much patience. I guess that word would be perfection.


Excellent Cote de Geneve without steps or overlap. Beveling is uniform with sharp internal and external intersections. Screws are flat polished and beveled, including the slots. The hand engraved solid gold plates are recessed into the bridges. Even the spokes of the wheels are beveled and polished. It doesn’t get any better than this!

It is a real watch that is worth your collection.

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