Excalibur Skeleton Double Flying Tourbillon

by Admin on April 20, 2013

in Exclusive Watch Reviews, Latest Reviews, Product Information, Roger Dubuis

Roger Dubuis – Excalibur Skeleton Double Flying Tourbillon in black titanium

 

Emblematic of the ROGER DUBUIS identity, the Excalibur Skeleton Double Flying Tourbillon watch in black titanium is presented here under a new reference with a “full black” titanium case. The lightness of the material emphasises, more than ever, the ethereal appearance of the exceptional RD01SQ skeleton movement, all the better to reveal the power of this timepiece designed in a spirit of total transparency. The Excalibur Skeleton Double Tourbillon watch is available in a limited edition of 88 pieces.

Power, lightness and transparency: this is the triple register in which the new Excalibur Skeleton Double Flying watch in black titanium from ROGER DUBUIS plays its role. This exceptional timepiece is presented for the first time in a “full black” titanium case with a 45 mm diameter, water-resistant to 5 bar (50 metres): a very technical exterior in keeping with the image of the mechanism it houses.

The ROGER DUBUIS Manufacture set off the new craze for skeleton movements back in 2005. It has now given them a totally new dimension by developing skeleton movements with a modern appearance, that is more ethereal and more audacious than before. In parallel to this, the Genevan watchmaker has also devoted its attention to the most emblematic of all watch complications: the Tourbillon. The purpose of this complication is to compensate for the effects of gravity so as to ensure that watches operate more efficiently. ROGER DUBUIS has gone a step further by developing a Double Tourbillon with differential to provide even greater reliability. This is an exercise in high-level watchmaking acrobatics designed to ensure optimal performance.

The skeleton double flying tourbillon movement, treated in grey anthracite, operates the latest arrival in the Excalibur Collection, the RD01SQ calibre, that carries within it an important part of the identity of the Genevan watchmaker’s movements. It incorporates two signature devices characteristic of ROGER DUBUIS, the double flying tourbillon and the skeleton. This hand-wound mechanical skeleton movement has 319 parts and beats at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour (2 x 3 Hz) for a power reserve of 48 hours.

Proposed in a limited edition of 88 pieces, the Excalibur Skeleton Double Flying Tourbillon watch in black titanium is delivered with a hand-sewn black alligator-skin strap with an adjustable folding buckle in titanium.

 

Technical details

Case: Ø 45 mm, titanium

Dial: Skeleton / Charcoal flange / Red minute – circle and white ROGER DUBUIS transfers / Black screws

Water resistance: 5 BAR (50 m)

Strap: Black strap, genuine alligator, hand – stitched

Clasp: Titanium adjustable folding buckle

Certifications: Poinçon de Genève – Certification COSC

RD01SQ Hand wound mechanical skeleton movement, 16¾’’’, 28 jewels, charcoal rhodium plated, circular grained.

Specific features: Double one minute flying tourbillon with differential, visible between 4 and 5 o’clock and between 7 and 8 o’clock

Number of parts: 319

Height: 7.67 mm

Frequency: 2 x 3 Hz (21,600 vph)

Power reserve: 48 hours

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