At this year’s Watches & Wonders in Geneva, the Roger Dubuis booth put on quite the show. In true Roger Dubuis style, the space curated an experience like no other, with 528 screens that presented a show that took nearly two months to perfect. The ‘wow’ factor of the presentation set the stage for Roger Dubuis latest creations — the Excalibur Monobalancier and Knights of the Round Table Monotourbillon/X timepiece.
The tale of King Arthur and his legendary knights has captivated generations and was, for Roger Dubuis, the inspiration to create the Knights of the Round Table. The watches in this collection are quite unique, as Roger Dubuis took an artistic approach, in which they combine craftsmanship with the use of disruptive materials.
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
Of all the complications, the tourbillon must be the most mesmerizing. It is therefore not surprising that brands also make this complication visible from the dial side so that whoever is wearing it, can fully enjoy it. For others, this is not enough, and they like to take the tourbillon to a whole other level; Continue reading Four Tourbillons That Make Your Head Spin
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!