January 20th, 2013, in SIHH2013
2013: The year of Excalibur
SIHH 2013 welcome message from Jean-Marc Pontroué, CEO Roger Dubuis
Since its foundation in 1995, Roger Dubuis has represented an irresistible blend of character and expertise in the world of Fine Watchmaking. Its powerful, vibrant collections have challenged the traditional concepts of excellence, reliability and precision. One of them is the Excalibur line, launched in 2005 and now enhanced with a host of new features, which is highlighted at this SIHH. The models in 45, 42 and 36 mm are remarkable from several points of view: technical expertise, artistic expression, and respect for tradition. The collection is famous for its uncompromising, contemporary character and it reflects the work of 250 people committed to making Roger Dubuis one of the most daring watchmakers of our time.
In 2005, Roger Dubuis launched Excalibur, a line that has written some of the most beautiful pages in the history of horology. Its dynamic forms, its sharp angles and the sheer power of its designs have reshaped Fine Watchmaking. In 2013, the brand honours this iconic collection with some exceptional creations inspired by the world of the Warrior, the legendary figure of a time when courage and honour were the supreme values.
It is a world of chivalry where duels are a display of strength, where combat has a certain nobility, and where a mastery of technique and precisely wielded power are essential. Roger Dubuis has captured the essence of this era in its new 2013 collection. Excalibur also evokes the symbolism of the Round Table, the quest for the Holy Grail and the defence of a glorious kingdom where a man had the power to choose his destiny. The Geneva watchmaker has re-read the key chapters of its own history and has seized this opportunity to write some more with the new Excalibur Quatuor, a hymn in praise of innovation and technical expertise, and a tribute to Fine Watchmaking.
The line launched in 2005 includes some unique pieces, some legendary watches. The new models excite the senses, reminders that it is the daring and passionate that drive everything at Roger Dubuis. These prestigious creations excite the world of Fine Watchmaking with their refinement of centuries-old arts, their expertise in complications, their virtuosity in design and the magic of their gem-setting. Some 250 specialists in more than 20 watchmaking crafts continue to write the legend of Excalibur, and the innovations of 2013 will open new horizons for Roger Dubuis, ensuring that its daring and expertise are made known throughout the world.