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Press Release: Roger Dubuis – Excalibur Spider goes for pole position

Introducing the latest Excalibur Spider models
by Chelsey Chen on August 8, 2017

Roger Dubuis’ new tagline “Dare to be Rare” resonates well with its latest collaboration with race car tyre maker Pirelli on three Excalibur Spider models inspired by performance oriented industries and supercar supremacy.

These three timepieces in the Excalibur Spider series combines the signature features of the Roger Dubuis skeleton timepieces with the unmistakable racing design stamp of the brand’s recent luxury alliances. This however, does not come as a surprise; afterall the company is known for its bold approach to progressive complications as well as introducing disruptive, creative and unique materials.

Boldness and extravagance are the brand’s signatures, and this is manifested in the three designs shown below.

 

The Excalibur Spider Double Flying Tourbillon

Excalibur Spider Double Flying Tourbillon

 

Roger Dubuis pulled out all the stops for the Excalibur Spider Double Flying Tourbillon, recognizing the importance of every single detail in this watch. The attraction of the watch is in its reflection of the specific colour coding typical of supercar dashboards. The sprightly orange shade of the rubber overmolding is picked up on the two-tone skeleton dial as well as the strap and stitching, to acknowledge the bright multi-colour details on race cars made up of different parts and materials.

The twin flying tourbillons at 5 and 7 o’clock are rimmed by speedometer-type small seconds displays, while the multi-coloured power-reserve indicator on the left of the dial denoting “high” and “low” is a cool nod to race car cockpit fuel gauges.

This complicated yet easy-to-wear model is powered by brand-new hand-wound mechanical skeleton Calibre RD105SQ, made up of 366 components, which features a power reserve of 52 hours.

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The Excalibur Spider Double Flying Tourbillon has a limited edition of 28 pieces in the world.

 

The Excalibur Spider Automatic Skeleton with fluted 18K pink gold bezel & the Excalibur Spider Automatic Skeleton with titanium bezel

Excalibur Spider Automatic Skeleton – 18K pink gold bezel

 

Excalibur Spider Automatic Skeleton – Titanium bezel

 

The Excalibur Spider Skeleton Automatic features two different materials used individually on the bezel for latest series; customers can have the option of either the 18k pink gold or titanium. The soft and warm glow of the pink gold provides a stark contrast to the futuristic-looking titanium. Although both pieces look almost identical, one would know exactly which piece to go for if there is a personal preference on the kind of impression your timepiece is to evoke.

The self-winding RD820SQ Caliber on the Skeleton Automatic is fully decorated and features a power reserve of 60 hours.

Both designs are limited to a production run of 88 pieces each, demonstrating how Roger Dubuis maintains its resolutely exclusive approach to watchmaking.

 

The Excalibur Spider Double Flying Tourbillon on the wrist

 

 

TheDouble Flying Tourbillon complication ready for the weekend ensemble

 

 

Suiting up with the Double Flying Tourbillon

 

 

Technical Specifications and Price

Excalibur Spider Double Flying Tourbillon

Case: Skeletonized, Ø47 mm, titanium black DLC with titanium container overmolded with orange rubber. Fluted titanium bezel with black markings. Titanium black DLC overmolded with orange rubber crown. Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment and red metallization glass. Titanium black DLC and sapphire crystal case back.

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Thickness: 14.95 mm

Dial: Black and orange skeleton dial and flange with rhodium plated indexes with white luminous SLN, 18K Gold black PVD hands with red transfer and white luminous SLN tips.

Water resistance: 5 BAR (50 m)

Strap: Bi-material strap with black rubber base; black and orange perforated calf leather inlay, orange stitching.

Clasp: Black DLC Titanium cover on titanium adjustable folding clasp.

Calibre: Skeleton Double Flying Tourbillon RD105SQ

Production: 28 pieces

Certification: Poinçon de Genève

RD105SQ Calibre: Skeleton Double Flying Tourbillon
Features: Double Flying Tourbillon at 5 and 7 o’clock (one rotation per minute). Hand-wound mechanical caliber,  finely adjusted in six positions.

Functions: Hours and minutes

Decorations: Skeleton movement, rhodium plated inner-Astral décor, NAC coated plate and bridges, circular-grained plate and bridges, tourbillon carriages in the shape of a Celtic Cross. “Poinçon de Genève” finishing.

Number of parts: 366 components

Jewels: 50

Diameter: 16 ¾ inches

Thickness: 7.67 mm

Frequency: 2 x 3 Hz (21’600 vph)

Power-reserve: 52 hours

Price: SGD 403,000

 

Excalibur Spider Automatic Skeleton with fluted 18K pink gold bezel & the Excalibur Spider Automatic Skeleton with titanium bezel

Case: Skeletonized, Ø45 mm, multi-layers carbon with titanium container overmolded with black rubber. Fluted 18K pink gold or Titanium bezel with black markings; titanium overmolded with black rubber and 18K pink gold cover crown. Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment glass; titanium black DLC and sapphire crystal case back.

Thickness: 14.02 mm

Dial: Black and golden skeleton dial, black flange with golden indexes  filled with white luminous SLN, 18K Gold black PVD hands with golden transfer and white luminous SLN tips.

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Water resistance: 5 BAR (50 m)

Strap: Bi-material strap with black rubber base and black calf inlay, grey stitching.

Clasp: Black DLC Titanium cover on titanium adjustable folding clasp

Calibre: Automatic Skeleton with micro-rotor, RD820SQ

Production: 88 pieces

Certification: Poinçon de Genève

RD820SQ Caliber: Automatic Skeleton with micro-rotor
Features: Self-winding mechanical caliber with skeleted micro-rotor, finely adjusted in six positions.

Functions: Hours and Minutes

Decorations: Skeleton calibre, NAC coated plate and bridges, circular-grained plate and bridges, “Poinçon de Genève” finishing.

Number of parts: 167 components

Jewels: 35

Diameter: 16’’’

Thickness: 6.38 mm

Frequency: 4Hz (28,800 vph)

Power-reserve: 60 hours

Price:
18K pink gold bezel – SGD 132,000
Titanium bezel – SGD 121,000

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