Perpetually on the lookout for original technical developments and unusual aesthetic options, Roger Dubuis has acquired a reputation as an avant-garde Manufacture. The annual unveiling of world premieres from its ever-busy innovation pipeline represents the almost ‘organic’ result of its ongoing investments in Research & Development.
The revolutionary use in watchmaking of carbon, which is twice as light as brass, is the embodiment of Roger Dubuis’ fundamental belief in the disruptive nature of innovation.
This is entirely in sync with a recent series of partnerships signed by the brand with the automotive industry, where carbon is commonly used in the very high-end racing cars that were the inspiration for these futuristic timepieces.
As Pre Owned Roger Dubuis Watches Replica Strategic Product Director, Gregory Bruttin explains: «The 50% difference in weight enabled by this choice of material means a 50% increase in power reserve,raising it to 90 hours for the Excalibur Spider Carbon Skeleton Flying Tourbillon 509SQ. In this revolutionary model, the chassis is represented by the baseplate and bridge; the car grid by the classic honeycomb structure; and the car body by the case; while the tourbillon would be the engine component ». True to the design codes of its emblematic Excalibur line, the latter takes the skeleton theme to the next level by skeletonizing the movement as well as the case, flange and hands.
There are a range of special details on the watch that I like. As an example, you’ll discover a ruby crystal in one of the pushers (what I believe is for the chronograph), in addition to a lapis lazuli background for the moon phase indicator. The dial also needs to be amazingly three-dimensional in its physical appearance, and overall very bold to behold.Roger Dubuis further states that for the person who purchases the Hommage Millesime view, they could create custom links for the 18k gold pocket watch chain. These custom hyperlinks can have special engravings on text or them. Yet more, this piece special Roger Dubuis Hommage Millesime will exist as a one-of-a-kind creation produced as the first of its type at a new series that will exist as a new “classic restoration project” each year. The Roger Dubuis Hommage Millesime pocket view will further be exclusively available in the Roger Dubuis boutique in Geneva (starting July 2015) and the price is currently $892,500. The event is intended to raise cash for a medical charity, to that 100 percent of the proceeds go. Every one of those watches filed are completely unique and contributed by the participating brands. People get really interested in the results, since it isn’t just a indication of the market in regards to Monaco’s wealthy elite (and many others), but also the interest people have in particular brands and models. The total yield of Only Watch 2013 was 5,066,000 Euros (the majority of that is due to one opinion).For 2013 there have been some significant winners and losers. Each of the lots sold of class, with some moving over quote, and a few under estimate. The majority of the lots however sold inside the estimated cost, and those are not covered in this article. So let’s take a look at the significant winners and losers of the 2013 Only Watch auction. This guide will only cover pick a lot, and also for a full list of all the watches that were up for auction you can view our original Just Watch 2013 post here.Scattered in this article and in the image gallery below are some images from Roger Dubuis’ 2012 ad campaign for the Excalibur collection. I really don’t understand who they hired for this along with other advertisements, but when I watched them I was like “whoa…!” With a title such as “Excalibur” it is no surprise that they’d have a fantasy-style medieval approach to the artwork for the advertisements.
This is the first time however that the Manufacture has allied this iconic concept with its best-selling 820SQ calibre. The development team has masterfully ensured all the stellar transparency expected from a Roger Dubuis skeleton movement. This approach is exemplified in the World Premiere Excalibur Spider Carbon Skeleton Flying Tourbillon, powered by Calibre 509SQ; and the robust 45mm skeleton case of the Excalibur Spider Carbon Automatic Skeleton with its Calibre 820SQ, featuring black DLC titanium elements offset by contrasting red touches.
Excalibur Spider Carbon Automatic Skeleton © Roger Dubuis
Such an amazing technical feat, further complicated by the skeletonised nature of the calibre, is enabled by the particularly rigid nature of carbon that results in less vibrations and enhanced precision. Both models are issued as 88-piece limited editions
Excalibur Spider Carbon Skeleton Flying Tourbillon © Roger Dubuis