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Old 14 January 2019, 12:23 PM   #1
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ROO 42mm novelty

there's a 42mm ROO novelty that's not on the website!

https://www.watchprosite.com/audemar...6421.10481421/

https://www.watchprosite.com/audemar...6471.10482396/
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Old 14 January 2019, 12:32 PM   #2
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Yeah, it's slipped by a lot of peoples eyes...looks pretty cool to me!
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Old 14 January 2019, 12:34 PM   #3
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Here is what confuses me:

1. Why do a closed case back, when your other 42mm ROO models have ea clear case back?
2. Why the sub dial placement with the date at 4:30??

As a question I don't know the answer to: does a closed/solid case back help minimize risk of the watch getting magnetized when it's near devices/going through X-ray machines at the airport .........as opposed to having a clear case back?
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Old 14 January 2019, 01:01 PM   #4
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ROO 42mm novelty

Why use the 2385 over the regular movement or the new integrated one which I figure will come duty time after dome exclusivity in the code 11.59ís? Iím very happy the numbers were replaced with baton markers. And titanium, yes - more of those please


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Old 14 January 2019, 01:08 PM   #5
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Here is what confuses me:

1. Why do a closed case back, when your other 42mm ROO models have ea clear case back?
The solid caseback is how they deal with the F Piguet movements, which are in the RO chronos. The ROO chrono models have a display caseback showing the in-house base movement (which has a chrono module attached). The F Piguet movements are beautiful, but I think they choose not to show them because they aren't "in-house".
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Old 14 January 2019, 01:14 PM   #6
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Old 14 January 2019, 01:15 PM   #7
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interesting comment by one of the user:

By: HorologyMiami : January 13th, 2019-17:21
The date placement along with the closed caseback makes me wonder if they're just looking for a way to unload the rest of those f. Piguet chronograph movements before they go fully in-house across the offshore line in the next couple of years.

quite possibly trying to unload all the f.piguet movement before they try to incorporate the new in-house chronograph movement. Possibly, this is why there is only one variation of this new ROO 42mm style. But hey, there maybe more still in hiding!
Guess we will be finding out today.
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Old 14 January 2019, 01:16 PM   #8
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The solid caseback is how they deal with the F Piguet movements, which are in the RO chronos. The ROO chrono models have a display caseback showing the in-house base movement (which has a chrono module attached). The F Piguet movements are beautiful, but I think they choose not to show them because they aren't "in-house".
Right, I'm aware of why they use a solid case back on the ROC with the FP 1185 movement ............but my question was why did they use a solid case back on this special edition 42mm ROO, as opposed to a see through case back, as with their other ROOC models with the 3126 movement?
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Old 14 January 2019, 01:17 PM   #9
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interesting comment by one of the user:

By: HorologyMiami : January 13th, 2019-17:21
The date placement along with the closed caseback makes me wonder if they're just looking for a way to unload the rest of those f. Piguet chronograph movements before they go fully in-house across the offshore line in the next couple of years.

quite possibly trying to unload all the f.piguet movement before they try to incorporate the new in-house chronograph movement. Possibly, the variation of only one dial offering from the this new ROO 42mm style. But hey, there maybe more still in hiding!
Guess we will be finding out today.
Makes sense! If they go all 430 date on the 44s I might need to snag a current 44 beforehand
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Old 14 January 2019, 01:36 PM   #10
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Right, I'm aware of why they use a solid case back on the ROC with the FP 1185 movement ............but my question was why did they use a solid case back on this special edition 42mm ROO, as opposed to a see through case back, as with their other ROOC models with the 3126 movement?
it's because all of their models with the FP movements are not fully in-house. Maybe, they don't wanna flaunt it, if they didn't have it. Quite certain, they have little interest in redesigning the rotor wheel and flaunting it, since they are trying to get rid of all their FP movements and having future lines with the new in-house chronograph movement.
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Old 14 January 2019, 02:03 PM   #11
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I'm actually considering getting this piece, if the price is right.
Hunting for a AP for awhile, until SIHH 2019 pieces came up. Totally drawn in by the new in-house chronograph movement and the ROO 42mm novelty with the new pushers. What strikes me with this piece, is the titanium casing and the F.P movement, which is considered one of the greatest chronograph movement ever made, and now in a ROO.
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