Known for their disruptive and energetic designs, Roger Dubuis’ timepieces have established a reputation for being some of the most expressive watches in modern haute horlogerie. The manufacture has always sought inspiration from the most unlikely sources, and recently collaborated with Urban Art Tribe, a collective of urban culture artists. These newly-minted partners share similar approaches in their respective fields, with each one constantly pushing the boundaries with out-of-box thinking while demonstrating its technical expertise.
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A Daring Redesign
Thanks to this partnership, Roger Dubuis looks set to deliver an amazing line-up of novelties over the next few months, with the Excalibur Single Flying Tourbillion kicking things off as the inaugural model. From the Excalibur Eon Gold to the Excalibur Grey DLC Titanium, these new watches will introduce a cleaner case design that creates the impression of a slimmer silhouette, yet paradoxically enhancing the sense of depth and transparency. Even the calibres powering the watches have been reinvented; note how the signature Roger Dubuis star motif now levitates freely above the barrel as if suspended on thin air.
What’s more, Roger Dubuis’ approach has always been radically different from its contemporaries, from having multiple tourbillons in a single watch to utilising different designs that veer from the traditional variants of the device. In these new watches, a titanium lower cage and a cobalt upper cage serve to reduce the overall mass of the tourbillon, which improves both its efficiency as well as its precision.
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