Roger Dubuis Unveils Excalibur Dragon Monotourbillon

At the commencement of the Lunar New Year, Roger Dubuis once again showcases its tourbillon craftsmanship with a creative burst inspired by the Year of the Dragon.

This legendary zodiac sign, symbolizing strength, ascends to new heights in the world of watchmaking, transforming time into an era of great power.

Emphatic Introduction: The Excalibur Dragon Monotourbillon

In a moment filled with significance, Roger Dubuis introduces the Excalibur Dragon Monotourbillon. Drawing inspiration from the dragon’s mythical traits of intelligence, charisma, and confidence, this timepiece exudes emblematic freedom in design.

Roger Dubuis Unveils Excalibur Dragon Monotourbillon

The Maison’s unrestrained spirit comes to life, making this not just a watch, but a captivating expression. The Excalibur Dragon Monotourbillon pays homage to the Lunar New Year by embodying the revered dragon traits. With an assured conceptual rhythm, Roger Dubuis invites wearers to set their imaginations free.

Departing from the previous Excalibur Dragon’s realistic representation, this Monotourbillon takes a more abstract approach, reflecting the philosophy that nothing in life is ever absolute.

Crafted with precision, the dragon consists of 27 individual pieces of brass, each adorned with black lacquer on the sides and a pink gold treatment on the polished top surface.

Roger Dubuis Unveils Excalibur Dragon Monotourbillon

The inventive arrangement spans 25 different levels, creating a mesmerizing 3D vision full of volume and vitality. Flip the watch, and the same flowing dragon appears on the inside of the caseback’s sapphire crystal, ensuring its powerful presence from any angle.

A Calibre of Complexity: Monotourbillon Mastery

While the dragon steals the spotlight in aesthetics, Roger Dubuis pairs the design with the authoritative Monotourbillon Calibre RD512SQ. Invented in 1801 to counteract gravitational force effects, the tourbillon remains a complex challenge in watchmaking.

Roger Dubuis, however, takes a unique approach by showcasing its signature monotourbillon within a skeletonized movement, elevating craftsmanship to new heights.

Roger Dubuis Unveils Excalibur Dragon Monotourbillon

Innovative Skeletonization: Balancing Prowess and Aesthetics

Since 2008, Roger Dubuis has pioneered skeletonization, using it as the starting point for design rather than a consequence. This approach, applied even to high complications like the tourbillon, results in calibres known for their lightness and purity.

Achieving this demands perfect alignment among watchmakers and designers, a balance of technical prowess and aesthetic excellence evident in every detail.

Moreover, Roger Dubuis exclusively produces Flying Tourbillons, mounted on one side without a supporting bridge on top. This visually appealing design poses challenges, but the Maison overcomes them with a high-performing Flying Tourbillon built from 63 components.

The culmination of this dynamic skeletonized approach is the prestigious Poinçon de Genève certification, a testament to the watch’s quality craftsmanship.

The Wisdom of Materials: Tourbillon Resilience

To master the forces around the watch, the RD512SQ Calibre incorporates a lower tourbillon cage in non-magnetic titanium and an upper cage in mirror-polished Cobalt Chrome.

Roger Dubuis Unveils Excalibur Dragon Monotourbillon

This choice enhances resistance to magnetic fields and optimizes the power reserve to an impressive 72 hours. The 42 mm case, crafted from pink gold, features a robust brass flange with a pink gold galvanic treatment, and a black Super-LumiNova™ filled index.

The versatile quick-release system for the black calf-skin leather strap allows wearers to express their personal style effortlessly.

The Year of the Dragon, a rare occurrence every 12 years, deserves a timepiece of extraordinary stature. Limited to just 28 pieces, the Excalibur Dragon Monotourbillon stands as Roger Dubuis’ powerful tribute to this auspicious occasion.

A harmonious blend of performance and beauty, this watch offers an elaborate and inspiring vision of the mighty dragon, marking a pinnacle in modern tourbillon design.

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