Sunday, July 16, 2017

Roger Dubuis Unveils Its Excalibur “Cobalt Chrome” Limited Editions in Tokyo

 Luxury Swiss watch brand Roger Dubuis has recently participated in an adrenaline filled motorsports-driven event in Tokyo featuring the high profile appearance of Excalibur “Cobalt Chrome” limited editions. The event took place at Tokyo’s Cornes Shinonome Service Center II, the city’s number one retailer of luxury supercars.

With its inherent contradiction to all that luxury watchmaking traditionally represents, the industrial feel of the garage-like surroundings offered the perfect “disruptive” setting for a luxury brand with close ties to the world of motorsports. A group of select guests enjoyed a testosterone-driven experience invigorated by Pirelli racing design elements including a dinner next to supercar repair lifts, as well as test drives around this unusual venue.
Pirelli is a pioneer in technical and industrial innovations and is the sole supplier of premium tyres to the world’s flagship motorsports competitions. The “perfect  t” between Pirelli and Roger Dubuis is showcased with four limited edition Excalibur Spider Pirelli models –fitted with straps made from winning motorsports tyre rubber and featuring the distinctive tread profile.

The highlight of the show was the exclusive reveal of the Excalibur Cobalt Chrome timepieces. Cobalt Chrome Micro-Melt® is an ultra-pure, high-performance metal widely associated with aeronautics and astronomy that represents a first in the watch industry.

This chic yet adrenaline-filled event provided the ideal stage-setting for these timepieces, in which sleek blue good looks combine with a ruggedly virile edge. Behind the robustly designed watch exteriors lie feats of mechanical engineering packing a powerful punch. Leaping forth from the dial of the 28-piece Excalibur 42 Cobalt Micro- Melt® is the familiar astral skeleton of the bestselling Roger Dubuis Calibre RD820SQ. It is joined on this occasion by the gleaming bodywork of the Excalibur Quatuor Cobalt Micro-Melt®, the world premiere eight-piece limited edition launched at SIHH 2017 and powered by its emblematic hand-wound RD101 Quatuor movement.

Excalibur 42 Cobalt Micro-Melt® CarTech® Bio-Dur® CCM®
Case
Excalibur case, Ø42 mm, Chrome Cobalt Micro-Melt ® case, fluted bezel and crown
Micro-Melt® Crystal sapphire case back
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment and red metallization
Thickness: 11.58 mm
Water Resistance: 3 BAR (30 m)

Dial
Blue CVD flange with red applied indexes, 18K gold hands with red transfer and white luminous SLN tips

Movement
RD820SQ Calibre: Automatic Skeleton with micro-rotor
Self-winding mechanical caliber with skeleted micro-rotor, finely adjusted in six positions
Decorations: Skeleton calibre, blue CVD plate and bridges, circular-grained plate and bridges, “Poinçon de Genève”   finishing.
Number of parts: 167 components
Jewels: 35
Diameter: 16’’’
Thickness: 6.38 mm
Frequency: 4Hz (28,800 vph)
Power-reserve: 60 hours

Functions
Hours and minutes

Strap
Blue alligator strap, blue stitching

Excalibur Quatuor Cobalt Micro-Melt® CarTech® Bio-Dur® CCM®
Case
Excalibur case, Ø48 mm, Chrome Cobalt Micro-Melt® case, fluted bezel and crown
Micro-Melt® Crystal sapphire case back
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment and red metallization glass
Thickness: 18.38 mm
Water Resistance: 5 BAR (50 m)

Dial
Blue CVD coated dial with red and white printed minute track, Blue CVD coated ¬ flange, Rhodium plated indexes, hands in white gold with red tips, power reserve indicator at 9 o’clock

Movement

RD101 Caliber: Quatuor
Features: Hand-wound mechanical calibre, 5 differentials, 4 sprung balances,   finely adjusted in six positions
Decorations: Blue CVD coated, plate and bridges, “Poinçon de Genève”   finishing
Number of parts: 590 components
Jewels: 113
Diameter: 17 `` ¾
Thickness: 10.60 mm
Frequency: 4X4Hz (115’200 vph)
Power-reserve: 40 hours

Functions
Hours and Minutes, power reserve indicator

Strap
Blue alligator strap with red stitching

Excalibur Spider Pirelli Double Flying Tourbillon
Case
Skeletonized, Ø47 mm, titanium black DLC case, fluted titanium black DLC bezel with tone on tone markings, titanium black DLC crown over-molded with blue rubber
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment glass
Titanium black DLC and sapphire crystal case back
Thickness: 14.95 mm
Water Resistance: 5 BAR (50 m)

Dial
Black and blue skeleton flange with rhodium-plated indexes filled with white luminous SLN, white minute-circle and Roger Dubuis transfers
18 K gold black PVD hands with blue transfer and white luminous SNL tips

Movement
RD105SQ Calibre: Skeleton Double Flying Tourbillon
Features: Double Flying Tourbillon at 5 and 7 o’clock (one rotation per minute) Hand-wound mechanical calibre,   finely adjusted in six positions
Decorations: Skeleton movement, rhodium plated inner-Astral décor, Plate and bridges NAC plated, circular-grained plate, Tourbillon carriages in the shape of a Celtic cross
Number of parts: 365 components
Jewels: 49
Diameter: 16 ¾”’
Thickness: 7.67 mm
Frequency: 3 Hz (21’600 vph)
Power-reserve: 50 hours

Functions
Hours and minutes, power reserve indicator at 9 o’clock

Strap
Bi-material strap with black

Excalibur Spider Pirelli Automatic Skeleton
Case
Skeletonized, Ø45 mm, titanium black DLC case, fluted titanium black DLC bezel with tone on tone markings, Titanium black DLC crown over-molded with blue rubber
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment glass
Titanium black DLC and sapphire crystal case back
Thickness: 14.02 mm
Water Resistance: 5 BAR (50 m)

Dial
Black and blue skeleton flange with rhodium plated indexes with luminous SLN, 18K Gold black PVD hands with blue transfer and white luminous SLN tips

Movement
RD820SQ Calibre: Automatic Skeleton with micro-rotor
Features: Self-winding mechanical calibre with skeleted micro-rotor,   finely adjusted in six positions
Decorations: Skeleton calibre, NAC coated plate and bridges, circular-grained plate and bridges, “Poinçon de Genève”   finishing
Number of parts: 167 components
Jewels: 35
Diameter: 16 ``
Thickness: 6.38 mm
Frequency: 4Hz (28’800 vph)
Power-reserve: 60 hours

Functions
Hours and Minutes

Strap
Bi-material strap with black rubber base and Pirelli winning motorsport tyre rubber inlay, blue stitching
Unique Pirelli tyre profile on the inside of the strap

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