Roger Dubuis says that the Excalibur is its “favourite platform of expression”. The timepiece uses carbon, which is twice as light as brass, to embody the watchmaker’s belief that an innovation should involve disruption.
Advancing its expertise, Roger Dubuis launches three new Excalibur Spider models, inspired by performance-oriented industries and supercar supremacy.
Excalibur Spider Double Flying Tourbillon
The 28-piece limited edition timepiece recalls the specific colour coding on the dashboard of many supercars. The vibrant orange shade of the rubber overmolding is picked up on the two-tone skeleton dial as well as the strap and stitching, in a tip of the hat to supercar seats with their different materials and multicolour details.
This model is powered by brand-new hand-wound mechanical skeleton Calibre RD105SQ. The twin flying tourbillons at 5 and 7 o’clock are rimmed by speedometer-type small seconds displays, while the multi-coloured power-reserve indicator is a cool nod to racingcar cockpit fuel gauges.
Excalibur Spider Skeleton Automatic
Boasting a slightly softer model, the 88-piece limited edition timepiece is made of pink gold. Yet, it stays true to Roger Dubuis’ ways of mixing the soft and the tough. Thus, the titanium and multi-layered carbon on the model.
The two new models (one in 18K pink gold bezel, another in titanium) perfectly embody the talent and ingenuity deployed by the ‘pioneer of contemporary skeletons’, with contrasts also expressed through finishing textures, and synonymous with the racing automobile-inspired vibe embodied in the Excalibur collection.
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