The famous Roger Dubuis Roger Dubuis classic timepiece series, known as the combination of exquisite craftsmanship and eye-catching design, will be displayed at the SIHH 2017. Shocked. Before the powerful kings officially strike, let us peek into three of them in advance.
Excalibur Quatuor Cobalt MicroMelt® Watch
When it comes to breakthrough complication timepieces, a manually wound RD101 movement composed of 590 parts, equipped with four balances and five sets of differentials, can generate 16 Hz (115,200 vibrations per hour) Frequency, showing shocking innovation. Its superb speed and performance are of course. Because it can reach the differential speed adjustment of the tourbillon in one minute, it can offset the speed change caused by gravity.
In 2017, it will be put on the groundbreaking new material-cobalt-chromium alloy, to show its vitality. Excalibur Quatuor Cobalt MicroMelt® The 48 mm diameter case, bezel, case back and crown of this timepiece are made of high-performance cobalt chromium alloy. The alloy is produced using a very special and unique MicroMelt® technology, and the metal using this metallurgical technology accounts for only 0.1% of global metal production.
MicroMelt® technology is widely used in the fields of aviation and astronomy. It uses a special vacuum induction melting gas spray device to make molten metal into fine particles through high-pressure steam.
After mixing and filtering (to control its diameter), the powder is poured into a sealed cylinder for ‘hot isostatic pressing’ to obtain a completely compact texture. After that, it is hot-processed to form a hot-rolled rod. Processed to final specifications.
Roger Dubuis not only praises this improved material with chemical uniformity, but also appreciates the special alloys (such as the fusion of metal and nonmetal) that cannot be achieved by other technologies created by this metallurgy, and is strict Control the porosity of the material to ensure the stable quality of the special alloy.
Roger Dubuis considers technology and aesthetics from the beginning to the end, so while adopting such an advanced material, we are concerned about the needs of watch wearers: this material is 100% biocompatible and can spontaneously form a layer of protection and passivation Membrane, which has extremely high corrosion resistance; in addition, the material’s multi-phase structure and carbide precipitation also make it durable and durable.
On this bold and innovative Excalibur Quatuor four balance spring watch, shimmering cobalt-chrome alloy and blue PVD-coated barrel barrel frame, bridge, dial, hour scale and alligator leather strap Make a pleasant contrast.
Vivid red and white are dotted with other elements: the scale on the car’s speedometer style minute ring, the platinum hollow hands and the red needle filled with SLN fluorescent paint, and the red stitching of the strap.
Excalibur Spider Skeleton Automatic skeleton automatic winding watch
Excalibur Spider Skeleton Automatic skeletonized watch with a modern outdoor spirit and car style reflects the ‘technical skeletonization’ of Roger Dubuis, under the clever combination of blue, black and red, the brand As a ‘contemporary pioneer of hollowwork skills’, his talents and creative exhibitions are fully revealed, and once again confirms Roger Dubuis’s extraordinary ability to bring hollowwork skills into the contemporary art palace.
Roger Dubuis has shown the brand’s unique insights into the hollowing technology through its extraordinary movements created over the years. This watch’s atmospheric 45mm titanium alloy case is based on the Spider concept and extends the hollowing process to the movement. In addition, it is also reflected on the case, the flange and the hands.
This hollowing technique not only improves the recognition of the timepiece, but also strengthens its transparent characteristics, showing a dazzling architectural structure and sculpture effect, perfectly complementing the unique beauty of the delicate machine. The extraordinary case construction and the use of ‘breakthrough materials’ (such as titanium alloys) perfectly combine technology and styling, while also making the watch exceptionally light and comfortable to wear.
The cool contrasting colors of the new Excalibur Spider Skeleton Automatic skeletonized self-winding watch have become one of its aesthetic characteristics: the DLC coating of the case and crown with the bezel, the details of the vulcanized rubber on the crown and the ring, and the bezel, The light red embellishment of the crown, pointer needles and strap stitching together creates a superb eye-catching visual effect.
This kind of contrast interest is also expressed in the surface finishing of the material, especially the fine matching of polishing treatment and satin drawing. In order to ensure clear and convenient reading, the set screws on the edge of the disk and the pointer needles of the ring-scan dial are covered with SLN fluorescent paint. The watch’s multi-material strap combines black rubber and blue calf leather, and it is equipped with a DLC-coated titanium folding clasp, which also shows exquisite taste.
This heroic and handsome timepiece is equipped with the first Roger Dubuis self-winding skeleton movement, RD820SQ, which was released in 2015. The watch factory meticulously crafts each movement and then combines them instead of just hollowing out the existing movement, making this movement a classic representative of the brand’s bold creation and extraordinary beauty.
Every side of its 167 components has been carefully crafted to meet the stringent requirements of the prestigious Geneva Seal certification for extreme quality and excellence.
The shape design and special height of Roger Dubuis mini-rotor effectively create a highly ornamental three-dimensional visual effect. This is a pioneering work in the Roger Dubuis skeleton automatic winding movement, which is iconic. The ‘interstellar cutout’ layout adds extraordinary strokes and innovatively interprets the outstanding multi-level watchmaking process.
The star-like shape of the Excalibur Spider series watch’s recognizability, the five tops point to different hour scales, making the dial clear and easy to read, becoming an excellent example of the brand’s combination of structural aesthetics and practical functions.
The Excalibur Spider Skeleton Automatic skeletonized self-winding watch launched in the form of 88 limited editions is a compact miniature that perfectly combines tradition, innovation and professionalism. As a watchmaking expert who is good at combining architectural beauty and superb craftsmanship, it is also Roger Dubuis. Eternal pursuit.
Like an exhilarating blue lava erupting from a volcano, the Excalibur Essential 36 Automatic self-winding watch features a striking black DLC-coated titanium case and a bezel set with 48 sapphires. These dazzling gemstones symbolize ice and fire at the same time, subtly reflecting the cold luster of the blue PVD-coated dial, and the shimmering shimmer of brushed sun rays on the face.
This exquisite and exquisite King of the Excalibur series combines many of the series’ features: a grooved bezel, a three-pointed lug, and radial Roman numerals on the dial. These Roman numerals are ‘interrupted’ by the small second chronograph lap set at 6 o’clock, which creates another interesting aspect. The date display in the circle and the low-key and simple design make the date display more clear and easy to read. With a case size of 36 mm in diameter, both men and women can wear these 28 limited edition timepieces.
The RD830 movement of this model is equipped with a unique 22K rose gold rotor. Its wonderful working process is perfectly demonstrated by the transparent sapphire crystal back cover and ensures that the watch has a 48-hour power reserve. The pure blue alligator leather strap with the DLC-coated titanium folding clasp perfectly complements the elegance of the watch.
The 2017 Geneva Haute Horlogerie Show (SIHH) has slowly approached. These three eclectic and exaggerated King of the Excalibur series of timepieces, through the deconstruction methods retrograde with traditional design: cut, split, interrupt, disperse, A wonderful prelude to watchmaking and aesthetic performances.