Roger Dubuis is a manufacture known for their bold style. They aren’t afraid to push the boundaries of artistic flourish while exploring technical advancements. The Excalibur Spider Skeleton Double Flying Tourbillon, debuted at SIHH this week, perfectly exemplifies a firm commitment to their DNA.
Roger Dubuis already has a skeleton flying tourbillon in their collection. The Excalibur Spider Skeleton Double Flying Tourbillon doubles the fun with two operating in a mesmerizing display on the bottom half of the watch, while also contributing to the precision of the timekeeping. Always looking to innovate, Roger Dubuis can claim the title of first to put two flying tourbillons in a skeleton watch.
Lots of brands produce skeletonized movements and, though many are quite beautiful, the aesthetics for the most part take a traditional path. With their skeleton pieces, Roger Dubuis blows past the historic codes into daring new territory. Instead of filing away and decorating an existing movement, the calibre is produced in skeleton form and it’s a daring composition whose design could belong in the modern art section of a museum.
Driven by the handwind calibre RD01SQ with a 48-hour power reserve, the Excalibur Spider Skeleton Double Flying Tourbillon gets its name from the signature five-point barrel bridge situated just off 12 o’clock that resembles a dynamic spider’s web. Other signatures include the Celtic cross tourbillon bridges and notched bezel with etched Arabic numerals.
A red aluminum flange, lumed tip hands outlined in red, and a rubber accent on the crown and case band give a fresh pop against the silver metals of the movement and the titanium and black DLC-titanium 45mm case. The rubber strap is a good indication this is a sport watch that doesn’t need to be babied.
Though the Excalibur Spider Skeleton Double Flying Tourbillon leans to the sporty side doesn’t mean Roger Dubuis stinted on the details. This is haute horlogerie with exceptional finishing that qualifies for the Geneva Seal, as all Roger Dubuis watches do.
For a contemporary and unconventional composition combined with world first technical prowess, the Excalibur Spider Skeleton Double Flying Tourbillon will certainly spin heads.
Photo Credit: Haute Time. For more information, please visit the official Roger Dubuis website.