Roger Dubuis Performs A Striptease With Two New Watches
Gearheads have many reasons to celebrate with the recent announcement of Roger Dubois watches, which declares 2015 the "Skeleton Year". Nothing will be left to the imagination, as Swiss watch manufacturers allow themselves to be dressed to show us how charming and intricate skeletal watches can be.
To show what the brand has in mind, SIHH watch show week released two skeleton watches: the Excalibur Automatic Skeleton and the Excalibur Spider Flying Tourbillon.
The watches, which originated at the Roger Dubuis factory in Geneva, are not what anyone might describe as flattering, and the brand has gained a reputation for its bold and sophisticated design, which is often presented in mood-enhancing cinemas. The watches are not only bold but also precisely designed, and each watch is certified with the Poinçon de Geneve seal to ensure the best workmanship.
When it comes to skeletonized movements, sell roger dubuis is superior and, unlike existing movement skeletons, all caliber pieces are literally made before they are assembled.
The Excalibur Spider Skeleton Flying Tourbillon Clock raises the skeleton one step further than movement and extends the spider's web to everything visible in the watch's skeleton: case, flange and hands. The large 45 mm titanium body, chosen for its light weight, features a manual winding movement that saves flying turbillons and chronographs for hours, minutes and seconds.
The second watch is the Excalibur automatic skeleton, which showcases the iconic finish of Roger Dubuis Poinçon de Geneve. Inside the 42 mm rose gold Excalibur housing with a distinct corrugated frame, all 167 parts of the new caliber are individually finished, including a small open rotor for automatic movement.
This year, the brand will renew its Excalibur theme at SIHH, Arthur Forrest, with a "Skeleton" theme. I wouldn't be surprised to see a huge spider with these two unique structural clocks and its web hanging from the ceiling.
Roger Dubuis's latest Hommage watch case, which will be unveiled to the public at Watches & Wonders on September 30, 2014, activates the pink gold repeater sliding mechanism on the left side of the dial. Hours are played in bass, minutes in treble, and quarter hours in alternate treble and bass. The extraordinary thing is that in the clock face at 3 o'clock you can see all the small details that go through the movements.
The Roger Dubuis Homage Minute Repeater Tourbillon automatic watch exceeds the audible charm and has a flying turbillon placed from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. made of sapphire crystal visible through the back.
The star of the Hommage watch collection is the automatic Roger Dubuis Minute Repeater Tourbillon. Its sophisticated boneless rose gold dial reveals the heart and soul of the sophisticated mechanics needed to set the time and keep the turbillon spinning. To get an idea of what a one-minute repeater really is, it's worth stepping back a bit.
Long before the advent of portable clocks, the time was led by a local parish priest. As the clocks in the towers gradually became smaller, the smaller clocks reached wealthy homes that took hours.
Before electricity, minute repeaters were developed which, at the push of a button, heard an audible signal for hours and minutes to determine the time in the dark. Unlike round clocks, which ring at regular intervals, the minute repeater is characterized by the fact that it indicates hours, quarters and minutes on the dial in different colors.