2012/11/23 - Roger Dubuis the Excalibur 42 Chronograph & Excalibur 36 - SIHH 2013 - The year of the Excalibur - Enter the legende


Very few watch Manufactures are blessed with the intense creativity of Roger Dubuis: ever since it was founded in 1995 it has been totally focused on innovation. Now its prestigious new creations for 2013 are dazzling the world of Fine Watchmaking with their mastery of centuries-old arts, their expertise in complications, their virtuosity in design and the magic of their jewellery. They all draw their inspiration from the Warrior, the legendary figure in a daring world of adventure that, just like the Roger Dubuis Excalibur collection, is driven by passion.

His lineage, chivalry and bravery make the Warrior the perfect image for the noblest and most powerful Roger Dubuis creations. Two exceptional models in the Excalibur collection reflect his masterful, choreographed power in a perfect balance of technical expertise and artistic expression. Constantly introducing innovations to reinforce its dynamic design style is a perpetual objective at Roger Dubuis. The Manufacture has developed a watchmaking culture devoted to taking on the most extravagant challenges, a mission shared by the hero of the Warrior world where there is no place for half-measures. The legend has inspired two Excalibur models that excite the senses and remind us that boldness is an eternal virtue.




Excalibur 42 Chronograph
Elegance becomes part of performance


The chronograph fosters the idea that a watch can be worn as an elegant way of improving achievement. With its sporting spirit and refined design, the Excalibur 42 Chronograph with a blue dial is sold exclusively in the Roger Dubuis boutiques. It is a superb example of beautiful watchmaking designed for increased comfort and performance. It is powered by the new RD681 automatic movement with a Roger Dubuis iconic micro-rotor.

As part of the sporting and decorative aspect of the new Excalibur 42 collection, the Excalibur 42 Chronograph raises the world of chronographs towards the era of elegance. This model uses its generous 42 mm diameter to proclaim its watchmaking pedigree whilst underlining its special identity. Its dynamic personality as well as its mechanism respects the codes of the Excalibur line: the triple horns attaching the bracelet, the immediately identifiable fluted bezel and the slender Roman numerals. It has the character and the hint of extravagance that distinguish it from comparable watches in the universe of Fine Watchmaking.

The chronograph makes an immediate impression of robustness, with a touch of daring that becomes a recognisable sign. Its firmly masculine, sporting appeal is reinforced by a straight-line design. Readability is the primary requirement for its functions: its principal dial together with the chronograph dials – 30 minutes at 3 o’clock and small seconds at 9 o’clock – and the applied Roman numerals, create a symphony in blue and white. The date in a window at 6 o’clock is in perfect symmetry with the other indicators and catches the eye with its expressive power. Other features are based on technology.

The Excalibur 42 Chronograph conceals treasures of ingenuity in its mechanisms. Its elegant steel case houses the new RD681 automatic chronograph movement with a micro-rotor. Designed, developed and produced in the Roger Dubuis Manufacture, this calibre of 280 components combines aesthetic quality with performance.

Employing the most advanced production techniques, it meets all the requirements of Fine Watchmaking: it is certified by COSC, the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute, and is stamped with the prestigious Hallmark of Geneva.




Excalibur 36
Time to please


One model in the Excalibur collection adds a precious touch to its daring designs.

The Excalibur 36 in pink gold and set with a halo of 672 diamonds (approx 4.78 carats) sparkles with the light of a thousand fires.

Its aesthetic codes- dynamic shapes, sharp angles, powerful design – give it an allure that links refinement and beautiful watchmaking, without affecting the Roger Dubuis signature in any way.

In the Geneva Manufacture women are seen as heroines: it has created an exceptional timepiece that is a true hymn to femininity. The Excalibur 36 in pink gold offers a remarkable mechanism in a powerful design. The brand’s craftsmen have been very ambitious in creating an ultra-precise piece with a charm that is only matched by its performance.

The watch represents the avant-garde spirit that characterises Roger Dubuis and is the essence of its excellence in jewellery. It embraces preciousness and beauty with its bracelet set with 624 diamonds totalling approximately 3.79 carats. Precious stones surround the centre of the polished bracelet with its two rows of symmetrical brilliant-cut diamonds. The magic continues on the bezel set with 48 diamonds totalling around 0.99 carats.

Echoing this flamboyance, pink gold extends all the way to the Roman numerals applied delicately on the dial and around the small seconds counter at 6 o’clock.

And because excellence is the benchmark of this creation, it is fitted with the latest generation of a Roger Dubuis mechanical movement with automatic winding: the calibre RD821. Composed of 172 parts, it indicates the hours, minutes and seconds and can draw on a power reserve of 48 hours. Lastly, the Excalibur 36 has received the highest recognition in the world of Fine Jewellery : it is certified by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC), and is stamped with the prestigious Hallmark of Geneva.

An object of indisputable technical excellence that is also an exceptional piece of jewellery, the Excalibur 36 is facing a stellar future. Its boldness glows like the fire of the diamonds that form a disc of light on its bezel and bracelet. The sparkle of time touches us here as if to remind us that each moment is unique.