Excalibur King Series Enters The Century Of Carbon Fiber

Roger Dubuis entered a new level of innovation in 2017, applying carbon fiber materials to the brand’s classic ExcaliburSpider concept and the creation of two cutting-edge movements: the popular 820SQ machine Core and the 509SQ movement launched by the brand at the SIHH in Geneva this year.
   Roger Dubuis is constantly pursuing original technological developments and extraordinary aesthetic designs. As a result, it has gained an international reputation for its prestigious watchmaking factory. With its research-oriented approach to watchmaking, it has become a recognized ‘continuous innovator.’ ‘.
   The annual announcement of Roger Dubuis’s original innovation technology demonstrates the brand’s extremely “systematic” achievements in the field of R & D through a variety of innovative channels. With the practical support of a dedicated internal R & D department and a complete full-line watchmaking factory, Roger Dubuis’ creative secret of ‘combining disruptive materials and advanced complex functions’ is strongly and powerfully reflected in meeting all challenges On the journey: Create extraordinary.
Innovative design, perfect performance and superb machinery
   Carbon fiber is twice as light as brass, and its application in the field of watchmaking reflects Roger Dubuis’s strong belief in ‘disruptive innovation.’ A series of recent collaborations between the brand and the automotive industry have fully adhered to this spirit. In the automotive industry, carbon fiber is the material commonly used in the manufacture of high-end racing cars, and these futuristic timepieces are inspired by the world of racing.
   Roger Dubuis Gregory Bruttin, Director of Product Strategy, explained: ‘The choice of this material reduced the weight of the watch by 50% and increased its power reserve by 50%. Excalibur Spider The Carbon Skeleton Flying Tourbillon 509SQ movement provides 90 hours of power reserve. In this revolutionary movement, the main splint and bridge are like the incarnation of a car base, and the classic honeycomb decoration symbolizes the car The radiator grille, the watch case shows the handsomeness of the body, and the tourbillon represents the essence of the engine. ‘
   This brand new watch is not only loyal to the design features of the iconic Excalibur King series, but also displays an extraordinary interpretation on the skeleton theme, extending the skeleton technology from the movement to the case, the bezel and the hands.
   This is the first time the brand has created this classic hollow concept with the popular 820SQ movement. Roger Dubuis’s R & D team has exerted its technical expertise and aesthetic talents to the best, giving the hollowed-out movement a star-like breathability with ingenious techniques.
   This skeletonized art is vividly demonstrated in the brand’s world-first Excalibur Spider Carbon Skeleton Flying Tourbillon with a 509SQ movement, and a 45mm skeleton case with an Excalibur Spider Carbon Automatic Skeleton carbon fiber with a 820SQ movement. On the skeletonized watch, the latter is matched with black DLC-coated titanium alloy elements, which is more elegant and contrasted by the red embellished contrast.
   The realization of such a shocking technological innovation on a hollow movement is more complicated and difficult, but it is achieved due to the exceptionally solid characteristics of carbon fiber, which not only reduces mechanical vibrations but also improves the accuracy of the timepiece. Both superb watches are limited to 88 pieces.
    Through these avant-garde creations, Roger Dubuis once again demonstrates its determination to transcend the boundaries of technology and expresses a firm commitment: to move into unknown areas where no one has traveled, and to open up new horizons.

Case: 45 mm diameter, multi-layer carbon fiber; titanium alloy ring with red rubber coating;

Recessed ceramic bezel with red trim; black DLC-coated titanium crown,
Covered with red rubber coating; sapphire crystal glass with anti-glare coating and red
Metallized; black DLC-coated titanium case back, covered with sapphire crystal
Thickness: 14.02 mm
Dial: Carbon fiber rim, red transfer minute ring, plated with SLN luminous paint
Rhodium scale; black PVD-coated 18K gold hands with red transfer bezel and padding
Needles for white SLN luminous paint
Water resistance: 5 bar (50 meters)
Strap: Dual-material strap with black rubber frame with red stitching and internal inlay
RubberTech high-tech rubber fabric
Buckle: Black DLC-coated titanium folding clasp
Movement: RD509SQ skeleton flying tourbillon movement
Yield: 88 pieces
Certification: Mark of Geneva (Poinçon de Genève)

RD509SQ movement: skeleton flying tourbillon

Features: automatic mechanical movement
Functions: Hours and minutes display, flying tourbillon at 7 o’clock (one rotation per minute)
Decoration: skeleton movement, multi-layer carbon fiber main splint, bridge and tourbillon upper frame,
Carbon fiber honeycomb decoration fills between the main plywood and bridge, Celtic cross shape
Tourbillon frame
Parts: 179
Gems: 19
Diameter: 16 law minutes
Thickness: 4.28 mm
Vibration frequency: 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations per hour)
Power reserve: 90 hours

Case: 45 mm diameter, hollow, multi-layer carbon fiber; titanium alloy ring, covered with red

Rubber coating; grooved ceramic bezel with red mouldings; black DLC-coated titanium
Alloy crown with red rubber coating; sapphire crystal with anti-glare coating
And red metallized; black DLC-coated titanium alloy back, covered with sapphire
crystal glass
Thickness: 14.02 mm
Dial: black bezel, red transfer minute ring, rhodium-plated with SLN luminous paint
Scale; black PVD-coated 18K gold hands with red transfer frame and white filling
Needle for SLN luminous paint
Water resistance: 5 bar (50 meters)
Strap: Dual material strap, black rubber frame with red stitching, red inlay
Buckle: Black DLC-coated titanium folding clasp
Movement: RD820SQ automatic winding skeleton movement with miniature rotor
Yield: 88 pieces
Certification: Mark of Geneva (Poinçon de Genève)

RD820SQ movement: self-winding skeleton movement with miniature rotor

Features: Mechanical self-winding movement with hollow miniature rotor, precisely adjusted in six directions
Function: Hour and minute display
Decoration: skeleton movement, NAC coating, round grained main splint and bridge, according to Geneva
Fully refined imprint standard; white and red transfer elements on miniature rotor
Parts: 167
Gems: 35 pieces
Diameter: 16 law minutes
Thickness: 6.38 mm
Vibration frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour)
Power reserve: 60 hours