Story and romance is as much a part of selling a luxe timepiece as technical merit and design.
For 2015 Roger Dubuis presents a new limited edition version of their Excalibur Double Tourbillon, the men’s Excalibur Star Of Infinity, set with diamonds on both the case and the skeletonised dial.
The double tourbillon is something of a hallmark for Roger Dubuis. It also happens to be one of the more peculiar elements of modern haute horology. Where a mechanical movement with a single tourbillon is considered a prestigious item of watchmaking skill and effort, a movement with two tourbillons can sometimes come across as an excessive indulgence. Then again, even though there are purely artistic reasons for having a single watches with two tourbillons, it does represent more complication, and thus more value. You can’t have a Ferrari with two engines, but you can already have a mechanical watch with two tourbillons.
The in-house made Roger Dubuis RD01SQ movement is one of the brand’s most noteworthy calibers. Viewing the dial, one can see clearly through the carefully skeletonised movement, as well as the two tourbillons operating side-by-side.
What makes this particular Roger Dubuis double tourbillon unique is the diamond-setting on the skeletonised bridges over the mainspring barrel. Despite the immediate simplicity of the movement, it is elegantly decorated by hand and produced from 301 parts.
The Excalibur Infinity of Time watch uses a fully diamond set version of the Roger Dubuis Excalibur case, which is 45mm wide and produced from 18k white gold. The case and dial feature almost 15 carats of baguette-cut diamonds, enhancing the core aethetics of the Excalibur case.
The Roger Dubuis Excalibur Star of Infinity is limited to only 28 pieces.