The fabricate Roger Dubuis is known to be against traditionalist – an astounding reality given the brand is claimed by the huge and normally moderate Richmond Group. The watches made by Dubuis are typically striking, complicated and unique. In 2013, they accompanied a brilliant illustration of their free soul, the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Automatic Limited Edition – Knights of the Round Table . This year there is new version suggestive of a similar soul, and think about what, it’s called the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Knights of the Round Table II.
As we advised you with the absolute first version of the Excalibur Knights of the Round Table , snatching back on the past is the thing that Roger Dubuis additionally enjoyed (numerous other brands are glancing in their own legacy), anyway they got back significantly further than some other brand ever did! For 2015, another 28-piece release will be available only from Roger Dubuis shops and it includes the 12 engraved and etched bronze knights situated around a valuable dark jade dial.
The Roger Dubuis Excalibur Knights of the Round Table II uses recorded signs as a motivation. However, don’t hope to see a vintage re-issue here as the soul used to make the plan is far, far more established than a 1960s watch. Roger Dubuis named their main assortment the Excalibur, a reference to the legendary edge that was evidently implanted into a stone by Uther Pendragon just to be removed by the genuine ruler – truth be told, a reference to King Arthur. Alongside the legend that is King Arthur sits another legend: ‘12 Knights made the vow of loyalty to King Arthur, pledging to pull out all the stops, overcome any obstruction and return triumphant’. It’s these 12 Knights of the Round Table that are again portrayed in the second Opus of the Roger Dubuis Excalibur.
The 12 figures addressing the amazing Knights of the Round Table with their swords structure a circle supplanting conventional hour-markers. Each knight is just 6.5 mm tall and one of a kind in its own right, as each comprises of a three-dimensional projecting in bronze with finely etched, hand-completed subtleties, including three-dimensional miniature etching. Already, Roger Dubuis utilized gold to project and engraved these miniature sculptures (in the setting of the Excalibur Automatic Limited Edition – Knights of the Round Table First release). The utilization of bronze causes it far harder to etch however to likewise in doing so adds a novel patina to the subtleties of engraving.
The dial is made of a focal part (the round table) in engraved dark jade surrounded by a satin white gold roundabout spine additionally engraved and patinated. The abilities used to make those dials are great and it requires one month to make only two dials. The remainder of the watch is regularly Roger Dubuis. The Roger Dubuis Excalibur Knights of the Round Table II comes with a 45mm case made of 18k white gold, including the normally RD indented bezel and triple carries (with a halfway part in the focal point of the strap).
The development isn’t noticeable as hidden behind an engraved caseback. Noticeable or not there is no doubt for Roger Dubuis as we discovered here oneself winding RD821 movement, wrapped up by hand and stepped with the Hallmark of Geneva (like all the watches fabricated by Roger Dubuis).
The Roger Dubuis Excalibur Knights of the Round Table II is a restricted release of 28 pieces just accessible in official shops of the brand. Price: 268.000 USD – the cost of selectiveness and of exactness hand-work.