Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Star of Infinity

Manufacture Roger Dubuis has announced its third consecutive participation in Asia’s most prestigious Haute Horlogerie Exhibition, running from September 30th to October 3rd in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Roger Dubuis will display its latest creations centred around the Astral Skeleton theme, as well as its inimitable theatrical brand-setting talent embodied in its cutting-edge World of Roger Dubuis. It will also be premiering the Excalibur Star of Infinity. Like several of this year’s releases, this latest jewellery timepiece to be exclusively unveiled at Watches& Wonders 2015 from Roger Dubuis reflects the Astral Skeleton principle.
The concept is based on the unique star-shaped design of Roger Dubuis contemporary skeleton movements, borrowed from nature and its heavenly constellations. In the Excalibur Star of Infinity, formal aesthetics meets functionality, since the tips of the RD01SQ skeleton double flying tourbillon ‘star’ point to several hour-markers and thus enhance clarity. This luminous interpretation glows with the fire of 312 baguette-cut diamonds totalling approximately 14.93 carats and adorning the full-pavé white gold case, the flange – as well as the star itself, which sparkles with 34 of these gems (0.96 cts).
The pristine radiance of the precious stones admirably complements the rhodium-plated charcoal grey of the calibre with its finely circular- grained plate and illuminates the twin Celtic cross-shaped tourbillon carriages.

This shining example of the two-fold jewellery and watchmaking expertise cultivated by Manufacture Roger Dubuis bears the Poinçon de Genève certification and is fitted with a hand-stitched black alligator strap creating a striking contrast, secured by an adjustable folding buckle also glittering with 32 baguette- cut diamonds (approx. 1.33 cts).

Technical details
Model: Excalibur Star of Infinity
Production: 28 pieces
Certification: Poinçon de Genève.

Case
Ø 45mm, white gold, fully paved with baguette-cut diamonds
Thickness: 15.50 mm
Water Resistance: 3 BAR (30 m)

Dial
Skeleton, flange and star set with baguette-cut diamonds

Diamonds
312 baguette-cut diamonds in total, 34 baguette-cut diamonds in the star shape, 246 baguette cut diamonds on the case, 32 baguette-cut diamonds on the buckle
Carats: 14.93 carats approx. in total, 0.96 carat approx in the star shape, 12.64 carats approx on the case, 1.33 carats approx on the buckle

Movement
RD01SQ Calibre: Skeleton Double Flying Tourbillon
Features: Double Flying Tourbillon with differentialat 4.30 and 7.30 (one rotation per minute for each),Hand-wound mechanical calibre, Finely adjusted in six positions
Functions: Hours and minutes
Decorations: Skeleton calibre, charcoal grey rhodium plated, circular-grained plate, tourbillon carriages in the shape of a Celtic cross, “Poinçon de Genève” finishings
Number of parts: 301 components
Jewels: 28
Diameter: 16 3/4’’’
Thickness: 7.67mm
Frequency: 2x3Hz (21,600 vph)
Power-reserve: 50 hours

Strap
Black strap, genuine alligator, hand-stitched
Clasp: White gold adjustable folding buckle set with baguette-cut diamonds

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