I just had my interview with Pierre Dubois, owner of Pierre DeRoche watches. A very interesting story of an interesting man and ditto watch brand (I will write a full article later). Although watch brand is a bit much to say; at the moment there are two models forseen, from which one – the rectangular Splitrock – will be available in June this year in two dial variations. The second model – the round Grandcliff (no pictures yet) – will most probably be available just before the end of the year in two dial variations as well.


I’m sorry for the big picture, but the watch is just BIG. I’ve tried it on and it wears, despite of it’s size, very comfortable because of the non-fixed and bending-over-your-wrist lugs.

As promised here is the price information. The Splitrock Concentric Chronograph will cost € 7.350,= (incl VAT) in stainless steel, and there will be a rose gold version available at € 19.680,=. The Grandcliff (which has a 60 minute chronograph register at 9 in stead of the normal 30 minutes, and a retrograde 12 hour totalisator) will cost € 6.300,= (incl VAT) in steel and € 18.620,= in gold.

I personally can’t wait get to get one 😉


Gerard Nijenbrinks

Gerard Nijenbrinks

Gerard has been in the watch industry for over two decades now. He runs an on-line watch shop from The Hague, The Netherlands, and besides that he has journalistic and photographic activities in the field of watches. Collecting watches since he was six years old (true!) and triggered by a friend, he bought his first 'real' watch in the late eighties; an Omega Speedmaster Professional with glass back. This was the first watch of a nice, even today ever growing, collection.
Gerard Nijenbrinks