REGULATEUR RETROGRADE MINUTES DRAGON
In 2008, Azimuth created the first Round-1 Dragon RRM using a single piece of fragile mother-of-pearl, thick enough to be engraved on, to create the magnificent three-dimensional etching of a majestic dragon. The naturally luminescent mother-of-pearl face set aglow the precision cut detail of each rippling scale on Azimuth’s oriental dragon, while a retrograde timescale that sat atop the dragon’s serpentine body lashed out the minutes with precise mechanisation. Only 25 pieces of each colour were produced and became a hit with every one of collectors for its realistic dragon depiction and innovative use of the retrograde mechanism.
Watches with a retrograde display show time in an arc manner, instead of in a circular fashion. The hand in a retrograde display travels along an arc and when it gets to the end of the scale, jumps back to the beginning and starts counting again. In the Azimuth Round-1 RRM Dragon, the hour hand is set in a small circle at the top left of the dial, while the minutes curve along the body of the dragon. The second hand is the only hand that travels around the whole face of the watch.
Azimuth’s first Round-1 RRM Dragon with the white mother-of-pearl dial represents the water element, while our second production presented the earth element through a reflective brown dial etched with the rays of the sun. A small white mother-of-pearl dial that tells the hours is set atop the brown dial, while the eyes of the dragon are set aglow with a touch of red to bring life to this majestic beast. The variant ends with the final two RRM Dragons presenting the fire and gold elements, through the use of red and yellow colour symbols respectively.
316L stainless steel
42 mm (D)
MOP engraved dial, retrograde minutes, regulateur hour
Leather strap with folding clasp
White MOP Water Dragon
Brown MOP Earth Dragon
2 Tone MOP Fire Dragon
2 Tone MOP Gold Dragon
Limited edition of 25 pieces per colour