SIHH 2015 preview…
Here’s another first look at a new piece coming in 2015 from Roger Dubuis. The watch shares the bold design and finishing of the Excalibur collection, though this watch is interesting in that it has stepped down — way down — the complication scale. Roger Dubuis Excalibur pieces are know not only for their skeletonized dials & movements, but also for their tourbillons. This piece, as you can see, is a basic 2-handed timekeeper, nicely sized at 42mm, with a dial-side micro-rotor. No tourbillon. So essentially what we get here is the same delicious Excalibur aesthetic, in a much simpler watch (and, of course, at a lower price). Which puts me ever so closer to owning one of these fine Roger Dubuis watches!
SIHH 2015 first look…
With its dynamic shapes, sharp angles, and powerful design, Roger Dubuis’s Excalibur Tourbillon is a powerful and eye-catching watch. Like most watches Roger Dubuis makes, the visual identity of this watch is unmistakable. And bold. And bombastic. And grandiose. And I like it. This year, the model is reworked into an even bolder form, distinguished by a skeletonized, 45mm titanium case. Roger Dubuis calls it the “Excalibur Spider Skeleton Flying Tourbillon”. The watch is also a reflection of the intent of Roger Dubuis to focus on its most successful lines in 2015 and beyond — which would include both skeleton watches and tourbillon watches in the Hommage and Excalibur collections. When it comes to these two types of watches, Roger Dubuis does them as well as anyone in the business these days — the only difference is, they do them in their own provocative style.
Let’s take a closer look.
As you are likely aware by now, there are some superb new watches being unveiled at the Watches & Wonders show going on right now in Hong Kong. And I have for you here perhaps one of the most exciting, visually dramatic, and mechanically complex of them all: the new Roger Dubuis Hommage Minute Repeater Tourbillon Automatic. This spectacular piece features the distinctive platinum double micro-rotors (a Roger Dubuis signature, finished here in hand-guilloché pink gold) as well as a flying tourbillon and a minute repeater. Of course a watch this special will be ultra-exclusive — only 20 pieces of the Hommage Minute Repeater will be made. After all, it is the Manufacture’s 20th anniversary.
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Perpetuelle presents the highlights of Roger Dubuis’ 2014 collection as presented at SIHH 2014. Click any image or heading below for our full report with images and details and pricing where available.