Roger Dubuis Excalibur Double Flying Tourbillon has once again pushed the limits of haute horlogerie with its latest Excalibur model, equipping the luxurious timepiece with a double flying tourbillon.Constructed from a staggering 319 components, the new watch is available in both pink and white gold, each paired with sapphire crystals, skeletonized dials and solid casebacks. The double flying tourbillon sitting at 6 o’clock has been meticulously re-designed, now boasting lightweight, anti-magnetic materials including a titanium lower cage and a mirror-polished cobalt chrome upper cage. As a statement to its technical prowess, the movement is also only 37mm thick and boasts a power reserve of 72 hours. Completing the timepiece is then an interchangeable 3D calf leather strap, carrying an innovate securing mechanism that ensures the buckle is always centered on your wrist.
To learn more about Roger Dubuis and the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Double Flying Tourbillon— both models limited to just eight pieces each — you can head over to the company’s website.
At first glance, the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Single Flying Tourbillon, recently unveiled at Watches & Wonders, looks reassuringly familiar. However, close examination reveals a watch that is completely new and brimming with ultra-refined details. Interestingly, as Angus Davies discovers, this latest model incorporates much mechanical intellect, yet reveals many of its thoughts and horological machinations.
When Roger Dubuis Excalibur Double Flying Tourbillon founded his eponymous company in 1995, he must have overheard the doomsayers talk of the so-called ‘quartz crisis’ and listened to voices prophesying about the impending demise of the traditional watchmaking industry. However, thankfully, Monsieur Dubuis, together with Carlos Dias, still embarked on their horological adventure, thereby creating a remarkable luxury brand.
From the outset, Roger Dubuis chose to focus on making exemplars of Haute Horlogerie, an esoteric domain which at the time was dominated by centuries-old Maisons. Where Roger Dubuis chose to differentiate itself from other brands was by combining the finest craftsmanship, materials and know-how, typical of Haute Horlogerie, with neoteric, sometimes avant-garde, design. Furthermore, the company produced its first in-house calibre in 1999, a supremely refined movement stamped with the Poinçon de Genève (Hallmark of Geneva).