Roger Dubuis, Watch Reviews

Roger Dubuis – Excalibur Spider Tourbillon Volant Squelette

Roger Dubuis - Excalibur Spider Tourbillon Volant Squelette watch

The year 2015 will be started with a new watch from the Excalibur collection. Roger Dubuis is exposing the movement with skeletonized theme and encompassing time scale.

  We can see the similarity between a dial of the Excalibur Spider Tourbillon and a spider’s web. So that’s why this watch has a “spider” in its name. Sharp, dynamic lines, powerful design are the things making this watch unmistakable showcase of the brand.

 We can observe more often a watches that are made in the skeletonized way. It’s caused by the thought that the movement is a part of the watch design. In this watch we have additionally beautiful Flying Tourbillon making one rotation per minute.

Excalibur Spider is keeping an original twist in the watch design as the expression of the modern art. Such design brings crucial effects like : better visibility, legibility and transparency.

Roger Dubuis - Excalibur Spider Tourbillon Volant Squelette watch

 The movement :

Let’s go to heart of this watch, which brings to life all of the complications. Calibre RD5055SQ it’s a hand-wound mechanical movement adjusted in six positions. This skeleton movement plays a first fiddle in the design. Great, decorative Tourbillon cage in the Celtic cross shape. The other movement parts are decorated in “Cotes de Geneve” pattern. The whole movement consists of 165, including 19 jewels in it. Calibre RD5055SQ features 60 hours of a power reserve.

The dial :

An incredibly done 45mm case made of titanium. A dial presents black skeleton flange. The most catchy thing about the dial is Tourbillon with the carriage and seconds scale at 7:30. It makes one rotation per minute, so it indicates seconds also. Luminescent hour and minute hands give impression of orbitting. Roger Dubuis transfer ring features titanium screws glowing in the dark.

Roger Dubuis - Excalibur Spider Tourbillon Volant Squelette watch

The watch is secured with a 50 meters of the water resistance and a sapphire glass on the both sides of the dial. Black rubber strap with a titanium adjustable folding clasp contrasts very well with the case and a skeleton theme of the watch.