What do we know about Roger Dubuis? Well, to make it short, Roger Dubuis is a proper manufacture of Haute Horlogerie, creating extremely refined skeleton movements, and being the only brand to have its entire production stamped with the Hallmark of Geneva (and that alone must already give an indication of the beauty of the production…). Roger Dubuis is also a combination of complex mechanisms with a unique design, bold, sporty and clearly recognizable. Well, all of that can be seen in the latest addition to the catalogue, the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Skeleton Flying Tourbillon, which now receive colored stones incrusted in its rubber bezel.
To follow with the first edition, showing classical white diamonds, this year the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Skeleton Flying Tourbillon receives colored stones. While usually not big fans of gems watches here at Monochrome, especially for men, we must admit that what RD did is quite interesting. The stones are graphically shaped and flat on their surface. The choice of colors is also quite masculine, with blue (sapphires), red (rubies) or black (black spinels), and is complemented by matching details on the dial (hands, indexes, tracks and logos). These stones, like in the diamond edition, are also incrusted in a rubber bezel. A bold watch that must be assumed by its wearer for sure, but still a highly interesting piece of horology.
Specifications of the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Skeleton Flying Tourbillon
- Case: black-DLC coated titanium, 45mm in diameter, 13.75mm thick, sapphire crystal on the front and on the back, Bezel set with 60 baguette-cut precious stones (approx. 2.60 ct – sapphires, rubies or black spinels), water resistant to 50m
- Movement: manual winding movement, Calibre RD505SQ, in-house, Poinçon de Genève, certified chronometer, entirely skeletonized, flying tourbillon, 60 hours of power reserve, adjusted in 6 positions
- Strap: available on a black rubber strap with Black DLC titanium/steel adjustable folding clasp