As the SIHH 2017 looms on the horizon, Roger Dubuis Excalibur, the iconic and deliberately extravagant collection is set to rock the watchmaking world like never before. Here’s a sneak peek at three of the code-breaking models.
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Quatuor Cobalt MicroMelt
When it comes to progressive complications, the hand-wound 590-part RD101 Quatuor
movement takes the cake. Outstandingly fast and efficient, it achieves instantaneously what the tourbillon takes a full minute to accomplish. In this bold, fresh interpretation of the Excalibur Quatuor, the gleaming cobalt chrome makes a pleasing contrast with the blue PVD-coated movement barrel cage and bridges, the dial, hour-marker and alligator leather strap. Dynamic red and white accents are provided by the printed speedometer-style minute track, the white gold skeleton hands with SuperLumiNova-filled red tips and the red strap stitching.
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Skeleton Automatic
The Excalibur Spider Skeleton Automatic exudes a contemporary outdoor, automobile-inspired vibe similar to Roger Dubuis ‘Technical Skeletons’. The generous 45 mm titanium case is interpreted according to the Spider concept that extends skeletonisation beyond the movement to include the case, flange and hands. What’s more, the original case construction and the use of ‘disruptive materials’ such as titanium make the watch feel super-light and pleasing on the wrist.
In this new Excalibur Spider Skeleton Automatic version, cool colour contrasts are the keynote, achieved by DLC treatment of the case, and crown, vulcanised rubber details on the bezel, crown and container, along with red accents provided by the ring, crown, hand tips and strap stitching.
Issued in an 88-piece limited edition, the Excalibur Spider Skeleton Automatic is a vibrant representation of the traditions, innovation and expertise.
Roger Dubuis Excalibur 36
Like the electric blue lava bursting from certain volcanoes, the Excalibur Essential 36 Automatic appears with an arrestingly beautiful black DLC-treated titanium case topped by a bezel set with 48 blue sapphires. The sparkling gems reflect and accentuate the cool gleam of the blue PVD-coated dial with its shimmering sun-brushed finish.
This elegant smaller-sized interpretation of the Excalibur carries the collection’s trademark fluted bezel and triple lugs, together with the radiating Roman numerals. The best part? The versatile 36 mm diameter makes it suitable for both masculine and feminine wrists. There is sure to be a gender mix among the lucky few who will grab their piece of this 28-piece limited edition.