Renaud of Renaud & Papi Comes Out of Retirement


Dominique Renaud is back with his own brand after 16 years in retirement, and slated to present his first wristwatch, the DR01 Twelve First, before Baselworld 2016. Here’s a teaser for the upcoming timepiece.

His last name is famous as half of Renaud & Papi, the complications specialist Dominique Renaud co-founded with Giulio Papi in 1986. Now owned by Audemars Piguet, Renaud & Papi is highly regarded for the complicated movements it develops for brands like Richard Mille. He retired in the year 2000, but now Dominique Renaud is back.  With the stated goal of creating “groundbreaking innovations whilst fully respecting the traditional codes of Swiss haute horlogerie, particularly in the area of fine finishing”, expectations are high. Renaud will reveal the DR01 Twelve First in early March. It will be a limited edition of 12 “unique prototypes”, each finished according to the clients’ desire. Watch this space for more information soon. 

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