ROGER DUBUIS – A striking new role for carbon
A minute repeater in a SMC carbon case with a resolutely sporty, even downright aggressive design ? It took the Roger Dubuis level of intrepidity and audacity – combined with its respect for watchmaking tradition and its expertise in contemporary Haute Horlogerie – to associate this complication born in the 18th century with a cutting-edge material and then to add a flying tourbillon while ensuring the model earned the “Poinçon de Genève” quality hallmark. The result is an ultra-modern interpretation of the minute repeater, driven by the new RD107 caliber. Lightweight and comfortable on the wrist, the carbon case of Excalibur Spider Unique Series also endows the chime with a crystal-clear sound. The contemporary skeleton design is accompanied by indicators linked to the minute repeater which reinforce the technical nature of the timepiece : one at 10 o’clock serves to observe the striking mechanism ; another at 3 o’clock indicates whether the crown is in winding or adjustment mode ; while the “all or nothing” function appearing at 8 o’clock indicates whether the pusher is in the right position to release the striking mechanism. Visible through the transparent caseback, the reduced size of the two rotors frees up space to view the gongs and hammers of the minute repeater. While only one customer will be able to treat himself to this exclusive Excalibur in green, it will be available to order in other colors.
Excalibur Spider Unique Series
CASE : SMC carbon, internal case, crown and caseback in titanium and black DLC, sapphire crystal front and back, water-resistant to 50m DIMENSIONS : 47mm MOVEMENT : mechanical self-winding, RD107 caliber powered by two micro-rotors, 21,600 vib/h, 72h power reserve FUNCTIONS : hours, minutes, minute repeater, flying tourbillon, function indicator, striking mechanism indicator, “all or nothing” indicator DIAL : Skeleton with SMC carbon inner flange and black upper flange, 18K gold and black PVD hands, Super-LumiNova® STRAP : bi-material rubber and RubberTech, interchangeable, folding clasp ONE-OF-A-KIND CREATION