At this year’s Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), Roger Dubuis is pulling out all the stops. It's iconic and deliberately extravagant collection, Excalibur, is slated to send tremors across the luxury watch world. Here is a sneak peek at some of the new releases from the Excalibur line.
Excalibur Quatuor Cobalt MicroMelt
The hand-wound Quator movement—with its four spring balances and five differentials— is the most progressive movement out there. Outstandingly fast and efficient, it achieves instantaneously what the tourbillion takes a full minute to accomplish. A brand-new material also enters the fray to further shake up the industry: cobalt chrome.
High-performance cobalt chrome alloy cover the 48mm case, bezel, case back and crown. The exclusive MicroMelt® technology represents 0.1 percent of the world’s metallurgy. The dynamic red and white prints on the speedometer-style minute track provide the perfect accents. White gold skeleton hands with Super Lumi Nova-filled red tips and red strap stitching complete the look of this groundbreaking Excalibur.
Excalibur Spider Skeleton Automatic
Roger Dubuis’ automobile-inspired “Technical Skeletons” have long become synonymous with the contemporary outdoor. The Excalibur Spider Skeleton Automatic brings a fresh new take on a classic with its new colours and an even higher level of craftsmanship. The main principle of the Spider Skeleton is to promote visibility and transparency, while forming architectural and sculptural effects that highlight the unique beauty of the sophisticated mechanisms.
The Spider concept extends beyond just the movement, as its influences are also seen on the titanium case, flange and hands. The expert use of materials such as titanium make for a timepiece that is light and pleasing on the wrist.
With electric blue straps, black titanium case, and 48 blue sapphires set into its bezel, the Excalibur 36 cannot help but turn heads. The sparkling gems perfectly accentuate the dial with its exquisites unbrushed finish. The smaller Excalibur is fitted with the collection’s fluted bezel and triple lugs, along with radiating roman numerals. The seconds subdial is elegantly combined with a discreet date display.Its smaller 36mm dial ensures that it will look good on the wrist of any of the lucky 28 people to get their hands on it.
(Photo credit by Roger Dubuis)