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Roger Dubuis

Independence and excellence are the cornerstones of Roger Dubuis, a Manufacture guided by its belief in living larger than life. Remarkably dynamic, Roger Dubuis has developed more than 23 totally original in-house calibres for an exceptional craftmanship mastery. In a subtle alliance of traditional watchmaking expertise and avant-garde technology, the Manufacture Roger Dubuis excels in its mastery of architectural skeletonised movements.

About

Established in Geneva in 1995, the Roger Dubuis story is that of a constant pursuit of excellence and hyper-performance.

From the very beginning, Roger Dubuis has been a fully integrated Manufacture. Four years in development, the first movements to be entirely designed and developed in-house were introduced in 1999. Each bore the Poinçon de Genève hallmark in recognition of its superlative finishing.

Determined to give itself the means to fulfil its ambitions, in 2001 Roger Dubuis opened its manufacturing facilities in Meyrin, just outside Geneva. This light-filled, avant-garde building became the new home for every one of the specialisations required to produce a Roger Dubuis watch, as well as management teams.

In 2008, the Maison became part of the Richemont group.

The Manufacture continued to make its mark with the introduction of the in-house RD-101 calibre. The world’s first mechanical movement with four sprung balances connected by five differentials, it was first presented at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) of 2013 in a case of silicon — another world premiere.

In 2015 Roger Dubuis reaffirmed its strong position in the field of contemporary skeleton watches with the launch of the Excalibur Spider Skeleton and spent 2016 focused on the flagship collection Excalibur. 2017 would be another milestone year for the Manufacture, when it released the first movement with a mainplate, bridges and upper tourbillon cage made entirely of carbon. The year after, in 2018, Roger Dubuis announced its partnership with two legendary institutions in the automotive world — Pirelli and Lamborghini Squadra Corse. These partnerships resulted in the Excalibur Spider Pirelli and the Excalibur Aventador S, followed by the Excalibur Huracán in 2019. The brand continued down the path of synergistic collaboration in the automotive world, becoming the official sponsor of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo race. More innovation followed in 2020 with the redesign of the Excalibur collection: a new territory of expression for the brand’s creativity as witnessed, the following year, by new versions of the emblematic timepieces Monotourbillon, Double Tourbillon and Monobalancier.

Riding this wave of reinvigorated creativity, in 2022 Manufacture Roger Dubuis became the Official Timing Partner of the legendary Goodwood Festival of Speed, cementing its place in the world of automotive enthusiasts.

1995
Roger Dubuis Maison is founded.
2005
Launch of the iconic Excalibur collection, featuring an exclusive Double Tourbillon movement.
2013
Creation of the Quatuor timepiece.
2015
Launch of the Excalibur Spider, a 100% skeleton timepiece.
2017
Launch of the Excalibur Spider Collection
2018
Start of the long-term partnerships with Lamborghini Squadra Corse and Pirelli.
2020
The Excalibur collection is redesigned in a more contemporary way with the Monotourbillon, Double Tourbillon, and Monobalancier in 2022.
Philosophy

Swiss watchmaker Manufacture Roger Dubuis is governed by a disruptive mindset that challenges the rules of traditional watchmaking through innovation.

Since it was established in 1995, the Maison has continued to push the boundaries of fine watchmaking with high-end mechanical complications incorporated into uncompromising designs, demonstrating year after year its ability to offer its clients the most exciting way to experience Hyper Horology.

Its motto: No Rules, Our Game.

Collections

Excalibur

Roger Dubuis’s Excalibur collection was first launched in 2005 and has since become a pillar of the brand, providing the inspiration for all of the Maison’s timepieces. On its release, the Excalibur’s future-focused design was an immediate success and it continues to remain ahead of its time today with amazing mechanics and ground-breaking designs.

Excalibur Spider

With designs that celebrate the elegance and performance of the racing world, the Excalibur Spider collection is for those who live life in the fast lane.

Knights of the Round Table

One of the most audacious, extravagant, iconic collections by Roger Dubuis. Each edition retells the legend through the prism of Hyper Horology. Only the bold would dare to imagine such a combination of artistic expertise, technical skill and contemporary design.

Velvet

Feminine and contemporary aesthetics reign supreme in these meticulous timepieces. Every line. Every component. Every diamond. Because beauty is eternal.

Watches

Not One To Follow The Crowd - Roger Dubuis

Roger Dubuis has been in the world of Swiss watches for a relatively short period of time, and definitely isn’t one who will follow the crowd. The company itself was only established just over two decades ago, but since then has taken the watch world by storm. When we compare them to other brands they started manufacturing their own movements within a short time period of 4 years. They make a large selection of limited edition watches.

Roger Dubuis as a company feature extraordinary watches that don’t compare to that of many others, and they do it well. These are the ultimate luxury item for the discerning buyer that do not want to follow the crowd, and for whom price is no object. Past models have included the Sympathie Chronograph and Sympathie Perpetual calendar which featured a more square shaped case.

Roger Dubuis - Excalibur Collection Of Watches

The Excalibur watch lineup in the Roger Dubuis range is truly a unique item when we compare it to others. Mainly a lineup for men, we see models equipped with a single and double flying tourbillon. Watches featuring heavily skeletonized movements and more subtle automatic models. Interesting, Roger Dubuis do not offer a chronograph in this line-up.

Models such as the Spider Pirelli feature an incredibly unique black strap. The black strap is no ordinary rubber strap, as the black rubber inlay is from a Pirelli race winning tyre that has competed in real races. A truly unique black strap indeed! Certainly, a watch for those whom status is the ultimate, price is no object and require a piece of outstanding quality. Another watch in the Excalibur lineup that is of considerable note is the Knights Of The Round Table model. This watch features an automatic, in-house caliber, but what sets its apart is the truly unique dial. This is a dial that will definitely not disappoint.

Inspired by the story of King Arthur, the Knights Of The Round Table pays homage to exactly that. Each hour marker on the dial is cast in pink gold and then hand sculpted to be individual, each one representing a different knight. They are seated around a pink gold and blue table and housed inside a beautiful gold case. The watch features a striking blue alligator leather strap and buckle which ties in nicely and makes this a truly special item. This watch is an item of beauty that does not compare to any other and piece that will go down in history as unique. Limited to 28 pieces.

Roger Dubuis - Velvet Collection Of Watches

The Velvet collection of watches are the more feminine lineup for the brand, with all models featuring precious metals and diamonds, a luxury piece indeed. Models come in yellow gold, white gold and pink gold and all feature an automatic movement. Again, a collection where price is not the object, but exclusivity. Models either come on an alligator leather strap and buckle or precious metal bracelet, with a wide range of alligator leather straps in a variety of colours.

Dials also come in an array of colours including white, black and blue, but also in an exquisitely bright flower motif. Certain dial options come in an array of brilliant white diamonds encrusted throughout the entire dial, displaying ultimate luxury for those unconcerned with price, but rather the highest of status.

The Company

Roger Dubuis as a company and a brand have grown enormously since their humble beginnings and they certainly create a product of unparalleled luxury for the men and women who wish to turn heads.