At the SIHH 2015, Roger Dubuis will be presenting two Roger Dubuis Excalibur Automatique Skeleton watch replica creations that each in their own way conirm the unique angle adopted by the Manufacture in its interpretation of this stand-out ield of horological excellence.
In this world of the Warrior, the battle fought by Roger Dubuis is ierce and yet peaceable: a chivalrous combat to overcome all obstacles and to ly high the banner of architectural and technical mechanics – as well as of the Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark borne by all of its creations. Roger Dubuis Excalibur skeleton copy watch thus proves the ideal setting in which to showcase its pioneering expertise in the ield of contemporary skeleton-work. Excalibur by Roger Dubuis, with its legendary connotations and its memorable design codes including a round case, luted bezel, triple lugs, dedicated Dauphine hands, has become the emblem of a subtly offbeat, unconventional and unexpected approach to watchmaking traditions.
In addition to its multiple motivations for pursuing its victorious vanguard charges into the skeleton- work kingdom, Manufacture Roger Dubuis inds in these impressive feats of miniaturisation – much like its ground-breaking micro-rotor also featured in this model – a perfect opportunity to reveal the prestigious inishes that earn it 100% Poinçon de Genève certiication. All faces of the 167 parts composing the new in-house RD820SQ automatic skeleton calibre are individually inished. Despite the constraints naturally entailed by the automatic movement, the Excalibur Automatic Skeleton maintains its architectural and powerful design.
In recent years, the Manufacture mens fake Roger Dubuis has carved out an undeniable niche for itself in the ield of skeleton calibres. Consistently mingling aesthetic and technical factors, they bear the imprint of an approach based on designing these skeleton calibres right from the word go rather than merely skeleton-working existing movements. This gives the designers considerable creative freedom – and keeps the developers busy overcoming the challenges involved in ensuring that the mechanical functions it the requirements of the design. Epitomising this attitude of merging formal aesthetics with useful functionality, the instantly recognisable star shape of Roger Dubuis contemporary skeleton movements, borrowing from the skeleton-work motifs seen in nature such as in heavenly constellations, frequently involves the tips of said stars pointing to the hour-markers and thus enhancing clarity.
Once again displaying an optimal command of technical and aesthetic parameters, including by lavishing meticulous expertise on the gear wheels and inishes; maintaining the transparency of skeleton-work despite the self-winding train and the micro-rotor, while achieving suficient winding power: the Excalibur Automatic Skeleton once again display the Warrior mind-set in every sense of the term.
The 42 mm pink gold case and bezel frame a spectacular 3D effect created by raising the famous skeleton ‘star shape’ and playing with the height of the openworked micro-rotor. The latter embodies a classic paradox of the kind that Roger Dubuis loves to explore, since the weight of a micro-rotor is generally considered a positive aspect and skeletonising it would thus appear counter-intuitive in technical terms. This element alone thereby serves as a powerful token of the degree of maturity achieved by Roger Dubuis, acknowledging no limits and unafraid of apparent ‘heresies’. In 2005, it did away with the central rotor while achieving equivalent winding power; and ten years later, in 2015, it rolls out the irst skeleton Roger Dubuis copy watch movement with micro-rotor.