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Excalibur Skeleton Double Flying Tourbillon in black titanium  © Roger Dubuis

The lightness of the material emphasises, more than ever, the ethereal appearance of the exceptional RD01SQ skeleton movement, all the better to reveal the power of this timepiece designed in a spirit of total transparency. The Excalibur Skeleton Double Tourbillon watch is available in a limited edition of 88 pieces.

Power, lightness and transparency: this is the triple register in which the new Excalibur Skeleton Double Flying watch in black titanium from ROGER DUBUIS plays its role. This exceptional timepiece is presented for the first time in a “full black” titanium case with a 45 mm diameter, water-resistant to 5 bar (50 metres): a very technical exterior in keeping with the image of the mechanism it houses.

The ROGER DUBUIS Manufacture set off the new craze for skeleton movements back in 2005. It has now given them a totally new dimension by developing skeleton movements with a modern appearance, that is more ethereal and more audacious than before. In parallel to this, the Genevan watchmaker has also devoted its attention to the most emblematic of all watch complications: the Tourbillon. The purpose of this complication is to compensate for the effects of gravity so as to ensure that watches operate more efficiently. ROGER DUBUIS has gone a step further by developing a Double Tourbillon with differential to provide even greater reliability. This is an exercise in high-level watchmaking acrobatics designed to ensure optimal performance.

 

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Excalibur Skeleton Double Flying Tourbillon in black titanium  © Roger Dubuis



The skeleton double flying tourbillon movement, treated in grey anthracite, operates the latest arrival in the Excalibur Collection, the RD01SQ calibre, that carries within it an important part of the identity of the Genevan watchmaker's movements. It incorporates two signature devices characteristic of ROGER DUBUIS, the double flying tourbillon and the skeleton. This hand-wound mechanical skeleton movement has 319 parts and beats at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour (2 x 3 Hz) for a power reserve of 48 hours.

Proposed in a limited edition of 88 pieces, the Excalibur Skeleton Double Flying Tourbillon watch in black titanium is delivered with a hand-sewn black alligatorskin strap with an adjustable folding buckle in titanium. Like all models produced by the Genevan watchmaker ROGER DUBUIS, the Excalibur Skeleton Double Flying Tourbillon model in black titanium complies with all the latest requirements for the “Poinçon de Genève”.

This mark of quality, issued by the Canton of Geneva to a small number of manufacturers, represents an official guarantee that the watch and its functions operate correctly. It also certifies that its mechanical watch movement is made by hand, assembled and regulated in Geneva and that it complies with the strict requirements laid down for the watch manufacture. Roger Dubuis is the only watch Manufacture to produce 100% of its movements in accordance with the criteria of the “Poinçon de Genève”.


Technical datas

Case: Ø 45 mm, titanium
Dial: Skeleton / Charcoal flange / Red minute - circle and white ROGER DUBUIS transfers / Black screws
Water resistance: 5 BAR (50 m)
Strap: Black strap, genuine alligator, hand - stitched
Clasp: Titanium adjustable folding buckle
Certifications: Poinçon de Genève - Certification COSC

RD01SQ
Hand - wound mechanical skeleton movement, 16¾''', 28 jewels, charcoal rhodium - plated, circular - grained.

Specific features
Double one - minute flying tourbillon with differential, visible between 4 and 5 o'clock and between 7 and 8 o'clock
Number of parts: 319
Height: 7.67 mm
Frequency: 2 x 3 Hz (21,600 vph)
Power reserve: 48 hours

Production: No limitation