January 23rd, 2013, in SIHH2013
Excalibur Skeleton Double Tourbillon
The daring vision of Roger Dubuis has brought the virtues of an art form to Fine Watchmaking, balancing technical excellence with striking design. With the Excalibur 45 Double Skeleton Tourbillon, the Excalibur collection reveals the beauty of the complication that has become a signature of the brand: a double flying tourbillon, in a skeleton structure. A genuinely architectural creation, this exceptional watch is available with a case in pink or white gold, as well as a version in pink gold with a black ceramic bezel, limited to 188 pieces.
Its character is clearly revealed in the strength of its signature codes. Over the years the Excalibur line has steadily confirmed its position by developing different case sizes and offering increasingly noble, audacious complications. The line that was launched in 2005 is produced with a constant concern for perfection and has written some of the most beautiful pages in the history of Fine Watchmaking. Its imposing round case, its fluted bezel, its strong crown guard, its triple-horn strap attachment and its expressive Roman numerals are still immediately recognisable signs of its identity. Its dynamic shapes, sharp edges and powerful design make the collection a synthesis of powerful aesthetics and mechanical perfection. The Excalibur 45 Double Skeleton Tourbillon is a vibrant example.
It is totally uncompromising in showing how watchmaking excellence can fit perfectly with the boldness of a legendary case. It incorporates the Excalibur identity codes and embraces elegance and beauty in two versions in pink gold and white gold as well as in an exclusive series in pink gold with a black ceramic bezel, limited to 188 pieces.
Its 45 mm case has been subtly redesigned to offer better ergonomics and greater comfort on the wrist. The new case is 12% thinner and the crown guard has been refined to create an ideal contrast with the black ceramic bezel and the screws.
This deliberately extravagant exercise in style and watchmaking expertise is fitted with two of the brand’s signature features: the double flying tourbillon and the skeleton. Roger Dubuis is the only watchmaker to produce a double skeleton flying tourbillon and has made it a real speciality of the brand. The plates and bridges of the RD01SQ movement have been refined to the limit in a dazzling display of extreme technicality.
This calibre, comprised of 319 parts, ensures greater precision thanks to a differential system that averages the rates of the two tourbillons. This perfect combination of technical performance and visual magic is housed in a masterpiece of design, demonstrating how Roger Dubuis has given the art of skeletonising an unmistakeably contemporary architecture.
The Excalibur 45 Double Skeleton Tourbillon, a superb expression of technical expertise and design, is stamped with the prestigious Geneva Seal. It is a unique interpretation of Fine Watchmaking.