Known for futuristic complications and disruptive materials, Roger Dubuis sets a new benchmark every time the brand releases a skeleton timepiece. Each timepiece from the watchmaker is created with great skill, technique and uniqueness. Indeed, the brand offers collectors something beyond just a traditional experience of viewing time.
After introducing its Excalibur Blacklight Monobalancier (Ref. RDDBEX1014) as a boutique exclusive and a 28-piece, limited-edition model last month, Roger Dubuis has put forth another Blacklight Edition model, the Excalibur Blacklight Spin-Stone Monobalancier (Ref. RDDBEX0950). The latest offering is also a boutique exclusive and a 28-piece, limited-edition model.
This new timepiece from the Maison takes Swiss watchmaking to a whole new level wherein every detailing has a flashy effect. The 42 mm watch has been crafted from EON gold. The precious material has also been used for the bezel, which is set with synthetic sapphires Spin-Stone in gradient hues with luminescence and an EON gold crown. The displayed red and blue colour rainbow is created via Super-LumiNova coating for better time-viewing experience in any given condition.
The 3D pink gold-plated double surface flange, set with curved synthetic spinels, makes up the frame of the calibre. The signature Star of the Maison has been made using micro-rays of different hues, coloured with solid lipid nanoparticles (SLN). At the centre of the Star lies a fluorescent diamond while the Excalibur Blacklight Spin-Stone Monobalancier‘s triple surface hands in pink gold have a satin brushed surface, along with polished and pink gold-plated hour markers, filled with black SLN in the centre.
Turning the watch over reveals the EON gold sapphire skeleton caseback with the sapphire crystal, featuring the engraving of the individual watch numbers, and four visible screws. Powering the watch is the in-house Caliber RD720SQ with a 72-hour power reserve. The micro rotor has been improved to minimise the vibrations of the movement via doubling the balance wheel inertia. In order to achieve greater efficiency and energy transmission, the shape of the escapement has been enhanced via diamond-coated silicon and a new lube.
The Excalibur Blacklight Spin-Stone Monobalancier comes with a calfskin strap that can be replaced using the quick-change system with a pink gold cover with titanium blades. There is a triple folding clasp, also with a quick release system.