Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Pierre DeRoche Swings for the Fences

Pierre DeRoche, the small Swiss firm located in Le Lieu, known for their technically complex timepieces with a flare for the avante-garde, officially announced today they have brought on Japanese baseball star pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada as an ambassador for their brand. In a ceremony on November 22nd, Mr. Wada was presented with a Pierre DeRoche GrandCliff TNT Royal Retro in celebration of him coming on board.

Tsuyoshi Wada is a superstar among Japanese baseball fans known widely for his time on their national baseball team in the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games. His outstanding playing was rewarded with a bronze medal in the 2004 Olympics and a gold medal in the 2006 world championship. Along with excellent performance inside the lines of the baseball diamond Mr. Wada is also highly respected for his charitable work outside of the stadium; mainly focusing on work with children which includes a highly revered vaccination program that was organized by his foundation.

Matching the number on his jersey; Pierre Dubois, CEO of Pierre DeRoche, presented Tsuyoshi with the twenty-first [No. 21] GrandCliff TNT Royal Retro watch from the limited production piece of which only 201 will be made. Below are the nuts and bolts of the piece that Mr. Wada was presented.

The Pierre DeRoche GrandCliff TNT Royal Retro


Exclusive self-winding Dubois D├ępraz calibre, 58 jewels. Decorated, engraved oscillating weight. 12-pivot central bridge and 6 chamfered and satin-finished seconds bridges . Moving retrograde hand indicators. Minute wheel with Pierre DeRoche logo. Hands affixed by a transversal pin. 6 retrograde seconds hands on gears; strip-spring return. Date at 6 o'clock.

Hours, minutes, retrograde seconds in six 10-second sectors, date.

Black PVD titanium middle, steel bezel, horns, crown-shield and crown, 47.5 mm in diameter.

Crocodile with safety folding clasp.

GRCTNT10005ACTI0-001CRO - Limited edition 201 pieces

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