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Roger Dubuis Excalibur Twofold

Bold to the Bone

Since 1995 Roger Dubuis manufacture is defined by “no limit” innovation, technical prowess, demanding savoir-faire and stylistic audacity. Its integrated manufacture enables absolute technical mastery and true independence. Visionary designers push the limits together with incredible watchmakers to design non-conformist grand complications. They are given free rein to create and innovate without restraint. Roger Dubuis is constantly breaking codes and conventions to create the most expressive pieces of Haute Horology.

Most Roger Dubuis Watches bear the Poinçon de Genève. Vivid proof of its excess in excellence, exclusivity, know-how, and performance. Requiring 40% additional production time, Roger Dubuis watches offer its aficionados 100% excess in excellence and beauty.

Excess in Design

Distinguished by this unleashed creativity, all timepieces are excessively technical and supremely extravagant. Roger Dubuis continuously places watchmaking technology at the service of aesthetics.

Thus, using avant-garde materials inspired by other cutting-edge industries – such as Additive Manufacturing and Composite Material technologies– highlights even further the expressive singularity of the Maison. No limits in the design, no boundaries in the technical prowess. Just excess and beyond with Roger Dubuis.

Extravagance at Every Step

Roger Dubuis embraces its disruptive attitude transcending trends and mass appeal. The undisputable choice for an exclusive tribe of rebellious epicurean who want to enjoy life to the fullest and who know that Roger Dubuis will offer them unforgettable and larger than life experiences. With excess. With insolence. Possessed by the freedom of extravagance.

Excalibur Twofold: a glacial touch of audacity and world premieres Playing with the highest standards of Haute Horlogerie, Roger Dubuis presents a new interpretation of its signature movement, the double flying tourbillon. The Excalibur Twofold is a perfect illustration of its expressive singularity and know-how that is even more striking in the dark.

This incredible horological creation represents three world premieres. With a 45mm case, the glacial touch of Excalibur Twofold is enhanced by the bezel and the case created in Mineral Composite Fiber (MCF), an ultra-white composite material made of 99.95% silica and, specifically developed by Roger Dubuis. A never-yet seen prowess in the world of Haute Horlogerie. The Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) process mastered by Roger Dubuis engineers enables the Manufacture to play with this unique Mineral Composite Fiber.

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Twofold

For the first time, a patented process was developed to light up every angle of the upper plate of the movement composed of MCF. Luminescent at night and lasting 60% longer than standard luminescent material commonly used.

Lastly, the Twofold strap is made from a specific FKM rubber and is also luminescent, based on a world-first technology named “LumiSuperBiwiNova™” that makes part of the strap luminescent glow in the dark like a nocturnal signature. Combining lightness and resistance, this new technical masterpiece demands an extreme watchmaking savoir-faire.

Bearing the Poinçon de Genève, the Excalibur Twofold is a limited edition of eight pieces, an unparalleled proof of excessive rarity.

The Maison once again relentlessly asserts its technical independence and radical aesthetic decisions. To excessive joy from its aficionados, Roger Dubuis proves to be the most exciting way to experience Hyper Horology.

roger dubuis excalibur in Machina

Mind Over Matter

Haute Horlogerie has no room for compromise – and that’s why Roger Dubuis has never been one to play by the rules. It asserts its uniqueness by combining the mysterious secrets of the noblest traditions with visionary flashes of genius through which it has achieved an uncontested position as the master of expressive and contemporary watchmaking.

The brand’s most recent creation is a stunning juxtaposition of the brilliance of these past artisans and the most inventive modern techniques. Enter the roger dubuis excalibur in Machina, a creation guaranteed to astound even the boldest souls and partisans of the idea that life must be lived intensely, passionately and – let’s say it like it is – excessively!

Excalibur Diabolus in Machina

ROGER DUBUIS EXCALIBUR – A UNIQUE TIMEPIECE

Everyone knows that the devil is in the details. And because creative irreverence is a temptation that Roger Dubuis finds irresistible, Excalibur Diabolus in Machina pushes sophistication to breaking point, offering the exclusive members of the Roger Dubuis tribe an experience that is as exceptional as it is passionate.

This new challenge combines technical prowess with aesthetic daring, those ultimate freedoms that only a specific production model can allow against the background of a state-of-the-art Manufacture providing as much the strength as the independence to develop a distinctive vision of Time that flies in the face of all existing conventions.

In a sassy move within which manufacturing perfection bearing the Poinçon de Genève meets disruptive design, every effort has been made to ensure that Roger Dubuis Excalibur in Machina is up there with the most extraordinary Haute Horlogerie experiences. Roger Dubuis thus has fun violating its own codes by allowing its famous star to literally implode, resulting in an incredible design that brings harmony to opposites while aligning geometric rigour with chaos. Not one element of this de-structured neo-star is positioned on the same level, creating an even more complex but far more exciting watchmaking feat!

Excalibur Diabolus in Machina

A NEW TAKE ON THE CALIBRE

The story of Roger Dubuis cannot be told without mentioning the very finest horological complications, especially the highly sought-after minute repeater. The maestro himself, an exceptional watchmaker, designed the plans right at the start when the Manufacture was created. Today, this legacy has become a veritable treasure and by integrating two watchmaking complications, Roger Dubuis once again demonstrates its devilish expertise and passion for impossible challenges.

The difference lies in Roger Dubuis’ application of a mischievous futuristic approach to the minute repeater concept. Invented at a time when turning on a night light involved much more than flicking a switch, this horological complication is one of the most challenging to achieve. The wearer can check the time using a pushpiece that activates a ring tone with a low pitch for the hours, a high pitch for the minutes, and two tones for the quarter hours. At Roger Dubuis, the watchmaker have not stopped there, preferring to add functions designed to make using the timepiece more fun. First, perched high at 11 o’clock is a disc that has been skillfully blended with a Roman numeral. Marked with the words Hours, Quarters and Minutes, the disc starts to turn as soon as the minute repeater is activated, visually illustrating the time intervals being chimed. To achieve this, the watchmakers have enriched this second visual indication with the minute repeater’s main feeler-spindle system, which requires mechanically seeking information on the time before striking it.

Excalibur Diabolus in Machina

Further proof of the obsessive, excessive nature of Roger Dubuis watchmakers, a second functional indicator – in the form of a lever placed between 3 o’clock and 4 o’clock – instantly lets the wearer know whether the watch is in “manual winding” or “time setting” position. This visual safety feature is extremely important as adjusting the watch while the minute repeater is playing can damage the movement.

Finally, one other function has been developed to make life easier for the user. This is the minute repeater’s pushpiece, which has been embellished with a mechanism called “all or nothing”. Only allowing the minute repeater to be triggered if the pusher has been fully and completely pressed, this second safety feature prevents the mechanism from being triggered or providing merely a partial indication of time.

Roger Dubuis combines this major complication with its famous flying tourbillon, that has been an integral part of the brand’s identity right from the start, and which requires peerless skill and experience to assemble and fit. Designed to compensate for gravitational effects on the accuracy of a watch movement and the hands it drives, the tourbillon is a mechanical device enabling a watch to communicate with the great “master clock” of the universe.

Excalibur Diabolus in Machina

DIABOLUS IN MACHINA

Roger Dubuis has chosen to tune its minute repeater to the sound of the tritone, the famous “Diabolus in Musica” chord outlawed in medieval religious music, and found, for example, in Camille Saint-Saëns’s symphonic poem, Danse Macabre. This primordial dissonance is also the secret key to all clever and complex melodic harmony, music being the art that has chosen Time as a backdrop against which to weave its spells and govern the laws of beauty. Tuned here to C and G flat, its tones are enhanced by the nobility of the materials through which they resound, offering listeners an enchantingly sensory experience.

A masterpiece representing the paradoxes of Time, a hedonistic invitation to “Carpe Diem”, and a poetic reminder of our fleeting condition, Excalibur Diabolus in Machina is much more than just a watch. It is a manifesto for an exclusive tribe of pioneering minds on an incessant quest to constantly reinvent their own game.

Raising the mechanical to art form status

Roger Dubuis thus instinctively and organically creates models designed for an exclusive tribe composed of those unafraid to stand out from the crowd. The kind of non-conformist visionaries looking for unique and aesthetically pleasing designs matched by a high degree of technical sophistication. It is with them in mind that the Maison is now presenting the Excalibur Blacklight Trilogy.

This singular new model features a particularly artistic new version of the iconic RD820SQ calibre, featuring a decor made possible by a technology used for the first time in the Haute Horlogerie industry. The fully integrated nature of the Manufacture Roger Dubuis indeed provides an exceptional capacity to cultivate beauty and an unparalleled flair for detail. The calibre takes on a whole new dimension by offering a mix of materials to display a unique and contemporary design. The outcome is a full-fledged mechanical objet d’art brimming with significant emotional content.

 

A unique glow

Within this fascinating construction, the signature Roger Dubuis ‘Astral Skeleton’ movement presents an innovative technology using micro-structures made of lab-grown sapphire identical to that used in watchmaking jewels. The aesthetic and creative dimension – which Roger Dubuis likes to refer to as ‘expressive singularity’ – displayed throughout the calibre gives the impression of a veritable 3D mechanical sculpture. A sensation reinforced by the inherent ability to glow under UV light, revealing the motif as it were floating in the case at night. In a final flourish of technology-enabled the skilled artisans of the Roger Dubuis ateliers allow the diamond at the centre of the Astral Skeleton to stand out in solitary splendour. This strategic effect further reinforces its taut lines and impressive visual depth generating multiple levels and angles.

The 42 mm Blacklight Trilogy comes in a 28-piece pink gold limited edition, accompanied by an 88-piece blue version with a white gold case and black alternative in DLC titanium. While all bear the prestigious Poinçon de Genève, the pink gold limited edition is the only iteration to be released as a boutique exclusive.

A decidedly 21st century opportunity for fans of the Maison to glow in the dark, as serial innovator Roger Dubuis once again vanquishes the blackness of the unknown in a shower of extravagant light.

excaliburspidercarbon3

For the first time, Roger Dubuis has created a timepiece offering a full carbon structure. From the case to the calibre via the bracelet, the Excalibur Spider Carbon3 is mainly made of multi-layer carbon. This mechanical prowess, playing with the many constraints of carbon in such thin dimensions, enables even further weight reduction. Light and comfortable, the Excalibur Spider Carbon3 clocks in at an astounding 81 grams. In a paradox of the kind so dear to Roger Dubuis’ complex heart, the Excalibur Spider Carbon3 also features another heavy complication and emblem of Roger Dubuis’ haute horlogerie mastery: the skeleton flying tourbillon. Taking this difficult sleight of the Maison’s expertise to the next level, the all-important upper cage of this not-to-be-missed opus is also made of carbon. Superlight and super comfortable while making its massive presence felt in no uncertain terms, this boutique exclusive is limited to just 28 pieces worldwide.

Because, no matter which way one looks at it, Roger Dubuis never does anything by halves, the Excalibur Spider Carbon3 is accompanied by an interchangeable rubberTech strap and crown and is Poinçon de Genève certified.

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Light up your extravagance

Serial innovator Roger Dubuis is a firm believer in living larger than life. The intrepid spirit and unleashed creativity embedded in its DNA repeatedly impels it to explore uncharted territories in multiple areas of aesthetic and technical research. The inevitable result of this no-holds-barred approach is a unique form of hyper horology expressed through daring timepieces.

Raising the mechanical to art form status

Roger Dubuis thus instinctively and organically creates models designed for an exclusive tribe composed of those unafraid to stand out from the crowd. The kind of non-conformist visionaries looking for unique and aesthetically pleasing designs matched by a high degree of technical sophistication. It is with them in mind that the Maison is now presenting the Excalibur Blacklight Trilogy.

Light up your extravagance

This singular new model features a particularly artistic new version of the iconic RD820SQ calibre, featuring a decor made possible by a technology used for the first time in the Haute Horlogerie industry. The fully integrated nature of the Manufacture Roger Dubuis indeed provides an exceptional capacity to cultivate beauty and an unparalleled flair for detail. The calibre takes on a whole new dimension by offering a mix of materials to display a unique and contemporary design. The outcome is a full-fledged mechanical objet d’art brimming with significant emotional content.

Light up your extravagance

A unique glow

Within this fascinating construction, the signature Roger Dubuis ‘Astral Skeleton’ movement presents an innovative technology using micro-structures made of lab-grown sapphire identical to that used in watchmaking jewels. The aesthetic and creative dimension – which Roger Dubuis likes to refer to as ‘expressive singularity’ – displayed throughout the calibre gives the impression of a veritable 3D mechanical sculpture. A sensation reinforced by the inherent ability to glow under UV light, revealing the motif as it were floating in the case at night. In a final flourish of technology-enabled the skilled artisans of the Roger Dubuis ateliers allow the diamond at the centre of the Astral Skeleton to stand out in solitary splendour. This strategic effect further reinforces its taut lines and impressive visual depth generating multiple levels and angles.

Light up your extravagance

The 42 mm Blacklight Trilogy comes in a 28-piece pink gold limited edition, accompanied by an 88-piece blue version with a white gold case and black alternative in DLC titanium. While all bear the prestigious Poinçon de Genève, the pink gold limited edition is the only iteration to be released as a boutique exclusive.

Light up your extravagance

 

A decidedly 21st century opportunity for fans of the Maison to glow in the dark, as serial innovator Roger Dubuis once again vanquishes the blackness of the unknown in a shower of extravagant light

Roger Dubuis Blacklight Blue

This singular new model features a particularly artistic new version of the iconic RD820SQ calibre, featuring a decor made possible by a technology used for the first time in the Haute Horlogerie industry.

Within this fascinating construction, the signature Roger Dubuis ‘Astral Skeleton’ movement presents an innovative technology using micro-structures made of lab-grown sapphire identical to that used in watchmaking jewels. The aesthetic and creative dimension – which Roger Dubuis likes to refer to as ‘expressive singularity’ – displayed throughout the calibre gives the impression of a veritable 3D mechanical sculpture. A sensation reinforced by the inherent ability to glow under UV light, revealing the motif as it were floating in the case at night. In a final flourish of technology-enabled the skilled artisans of the Roger Dubuis ateliers allow the diamond at the centre of the Astral Skeleton to stand out in solitary splendour.

The 42 mm Blacklight Trilogy comes in a 28-piece pink gold limited edition, accompanied by an 88-piece blue version with a white gold case and black alternative in DLC titanium. While all bear the prestigious Poinçon de Genève, the pink gold limited edition is the only iteration to be released as a boutique exclusive.

Case: Skeletonized, Ø42 mm, 18K white gold case, bezel set with round diamonds 104 pour 1.10 cts
Thickness: 12 mm
Dial: Rhodium plated flange with rhodium plated hour markers
Water resistance: 5 BAR (50 m)
Strap: Genuine Alligator Strap Blue
Buckle: White gold adjustable folding buckle
Calibre: RD820SQ caliber, automatic skeleton with micro-rotor
Production: 88 pieces
Certification: Poinçon de Genève
RD820SQ Calibre: Automatic skeleton with micro-rotor
Features: Micro-sapphire structure, UV light sensitive
Functions: Hours, Minutes
Decorations: Circular-grained plate and bridges with grey coating
Number of parts: 166 components
Jewels: 35
Diameter: 16’’’
Thickness: 6.38
Frequency: 28’800 vph
Power-reserve: 60 hours

www.rogerdubuis.com

Super Trofeo 2019

For the second year, Roger Dubuis will enjoy a particularly high-profile on-track presence as one of the main sponsors of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo: the legendary championship for gentlemen drivers. Nothing beats the exaltation of racing.

The Excalibur Aventador S is the first expression of the partnership with Lamborghini Squadra Corse. Its outstanding ‘engine’ is the Duotor, an exclusive Roger Dubuis movement.

Excalibur Huracán Performante timepiece is the brand-new ‘engine’: the RD630 movement with its 12° inclined balance wheel representing the calibre signature associated with Lamborghini Squadra Corse.

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