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The Roger Dubuis Excalibur Single Flying Tourbillon Is An Architectural Masterpiece

The skeleton timepiece is now sleeker looking, while retaining all the technical intricacies that fans of the watchmaker love to flaunt.

The Roger Dubuis Excalibur Single Flying Tourbillon Is An Architectural Masterpiece

Known for its hyper horology statement timepieces worn by the bold and beguiling – including celebrities such as Gerard Butler and Elle Fanning – Roger Dubuis has always flown in the face of convention. Aside from its Avant Garde, red carpet-ready aesthetic, Swiss luxury watchmaker has become synonymous for pushing the technical boundaries of haute horlogerie with its incredibly complicated watches.

The Maison’s innovative bent is perpetuated in the Excalibur Single Flying Tourbillon, whose iconic skeleton design allows you to marvel at the finesse of its new RD512SQ movement. The latter creates a heightened sense of transparency and depth, thanks to a calibre that has been rebuilt from bottom to top. It’s an architectural feat that sees the Roger Dubuis star levitating freely above the barrel.

Equally remarkable is the watch’s Poinçon de Genève distinction, meaning that every one of its components is manually decorated, along with minutiae such as circular-brushed top surfaces and polished angles.

Reinterpreted with cutting-edge materials, this new iteration looks and feels sleeker, with a titanium lower tourbillon cage – twice lighter than stainless steel – and a mirror-polished Cobalt Chrome upper tourbillon cage. Power reserve has been optimised to 72 hours, while non-magnetic material is used inside the tourbillon.

The 42mm case is available in 88 pieces per colourway: Dark Grey DLC Titanium, Cobalt Chrome CarTech Micro-Melt BioDur CCMTM and the new EON GOLD, a pink gold shade that remains more stable thanks to non-tarnish technology.

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