Elegant and classic are two words that are seldom used to describe a Roger Dubuis watch. Instead, try words like brash, bold, and outrageous. Yes, Roger Dubuis is back at it again with a new version of its second generation Excalibur Spider Double Flying Tourbillon watch. The new Reloj Roger Dubuis Replica features aesthetic elements meant to evoke the high-tech and exciting world of supercars and motor racing, so if you consider yourself a petrolhead, read on to find out more.
It is often said that fast cars and expensive watches go hand in hand, and there is certainly some anecdotal evidence to support that. After all, an expensive 200mph supercar has certain things in common with a $200,000 Roger Dubuis Knights Of The Round Table Replica with double flying tourbillons. I am referring, of course, to qualities like avant-garde styling, over-engineering, and attention to detail. So it shouldn’t be a surprise to learn that Roger Dubuis’ new Excalibur Spider Double Flying Tourbillon was designed squarely with car enthusiasts in mind.
The new Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Double Flying Tourbillon has a 47mm-wide and 14.95mm-thick black DLC titanium case. The sides of the case feature over-molded orange rubber that gives the case a very racy look. The bezel is black DLC titanium too, and so is the crown. Like the case, the crown is also rimmed by orange rubber to add contrast and give it a sporty look. To complete the racing look, the watch comes with a black and orange perforated leather strap that has been lined with black rubber. Water resistance is 50m, so the watch isn’t afraid to get a little wet.
Like all the other Excalibur Spider watches, the new Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Double Flying Tourbillon features a heavily skeletonized dial. The skeletonization is expertly done, and from the front, one can make out a large star-shaped bridge that supports the mainspring barrel. To the left at around 9 o’clock, there’s a power reserve indicator that has been done up in the style of a fuel gauge. Incidentally, the power reserve gauge is a new element that is only present on the second generation Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Double Flying Tourbillon watches.
At 5 and 7 o’clock, you have the two stars of the Reloj Roger Dubuis Replica – the twin flying tourbillons. These two tourbillons spin at a rate of a revolution per minute and double up as running seconds displays. Surrounding the two tourbillons are multi-colored seconds tracks that have been styled after the speedometers found in race cars. They also remind me of the flag of Italy, which is apt since Italy is home to supercar makers like Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Pagani.
Yet another yearly calendar right here to suit your needs, but this 1 is superior suited for the Minimalism-inclined. Making off of its well-loved Yearly Calendar, or rather stripping far from it, Ochs und Junior created the Light edition, which weighs in at just 39.97g within the 39mm model. All of the unnecessary metal is machined out from within the titanium case along with a kevlar strap and carbon fiber buckle complete the package deal. The significant information for Ochs und Junior in 2016 was the Perpetual Calendar, and that is certainly super spectacular, but for me it truly is all concerning the classic Yearly Calendar. Always.
The movement within is the caliber RD105SQ. It is awarded the Geneva Seal (see more about Roger Dubuis and the Geneva Seal here), so you can expect a very high level of timekeeping and finishing. For example, the skeletonized bridges are NAC coated so they appear dark gray, and they are finished with circular-graining. The caliber RD105SQ is made up 366 components. It beats at 3Hz, and owners can expect a power reserve of about 52 hours, which is quite decent considering it has only one mainspring driving two fast-spinning tourbillons.
To the watch’s 60th anniversary, Blancpain brought it back together with the observe you see here – the Tribute To Fifty Fathoms MIL-SPEC. As I stated, we have not witnessed a MIL-SPEC from Blancpain due to the fact the 1960s. This new edition commences using a polished 40mm case with uni-directional rotating bezel which is coated in scratch-resistant sapphire (an innovation that dates back to 2003). The dial can be a rich matte black matte with SuperLuminova indexes and hands that mimic radium in colour and texture.
The water-indicator is the fact that half orange, half white circle you see prominently placed at six o’clock. Should the dial is exposed to water – even a relatively modest volume – the white element will start to turn a reddish-orange to match another side. Essentially, if you appear down at your watch and cannot even now quickly tell that the circle is two colours, you recognize you might have a problem. The Tribute to Fifty Fathoms MIL-SPEC is water resistant to thirty bar (300 meters) even though, so that you should not ever see that dot adjust colors.
Watches like these are often divisive, but the color scheme of this particular Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Double Flying Tourbillon is quite attractive to me. I’m not sure why, but when I look at it, I’m instantly reminded of a bright orange Lamborghini Aventador. This particular version of the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Double Flying Tourbillon Roger Dubuis La Monegasque Replica is limited to just 28 pieces and the price is $267,000. That’s not enough for an Aventador, but you might be able to get a Huracán if you go easy on the options. rogerdubuis.com