When we talk about a brand like Roger Dubuis, it is challenging to put their position within the market in words. Perhaps the most appropriate term is that of ‘traditional innovator.’ The brand is thoroughly grounded in the traditions of Swiss watchmaking, yet utilizes them to take the next step on the evolution ladder. A clear example of this is the new Excalibur Twofold, which introduces us to several novelties. Continue reading Light In Dark Times: The Illuminating Innovations Of The New Roger Dubuis Excalibur Twofold
Roger Dubuis has always had a strong drive to innovate, not only in a technical but also in an aesthetic sense. This means that they need to think outside the box in all different dimensions and keep their eyes open to new materials, but also new applications of existing materials. With the Excalibur Blacklight, they took the lab-grown sapphire crystals, commonly used in the watch industry as the ‘jewels’ or ‘rubies’ which are placed inside the movement as bearings for the gears and other parts that are prone to wear, and applied them in a completely different way. Continue reading Roger Dubuis Lights Up The Dark With Excalibur Blacklight Trilogy
If you had a need for speed, the booth of Roger Dubuis was the place to be during SIHH 2018! Completely dedicated to the partnerships that the brand has with both Lamborghini, as well as Pirelli, it introduced exciting new versions of both the Excalibur Spider Pirelli, as well as the Excalibur Aventador S.
Why do brands include more than one tourbillon to a watch movement? The primary answer to that question is because it makes the watch more accurate. Originally developed to limit/eliminate the influence of gravity, the tourbillon is still the most efficient in a pocket watch, because that remains mostly in the same position. Their effectiveness in wrist watches is limited, but two (or more) is always better, as a differential can take the average rate of the tourbillons and combine them into a single output, which will, by the law of averages be more precise. These are some of our favorite watches with double tourbillons!
Not anyone can wear a Roger Dubuis watch. Their designs are not what you would call conventional. They require a strong personality to pull them off — a potent blend of sensuality and confidence, with a big helping of irreverence and a taste for the dramatic.
The Quatuor is the most ambitious yet singularly least understood high-watchmaking project ever undertaken by Roger Dubuis. Replace “Roger Dubuis” with “any Swiss watch brand” and you could still make a solid case for the truth of that statement.