At the beginning of the year, on the occasion of SIHH 2015 (Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie), Roger Dubuis revealed an exceptional high-end ladies’ timepiece. The new Excalibur Broceliande is a part of a famous Excalibur range of watches.
According to manufacturer, the Excalibur Brocéliande took inspiration by the mysterious forest of Arthurian legends. Brocéliande is the name of a mystical and legendary forest in France which is tied with the magical fountain from the tales of King Arthur, and the tomb of the legendary wizard Merlin.
The exquisite novelty perfectly combines technical excellence and powerful design. The watch is housed in 18-karat pink gold case that features a slimmer diamond-set bezel, lugs and flange frames. The bezel is set with a double rank of brilliant cut diamonds. There is also a rose-cut diamond which is set on the crown. The total weight of diamonds is 3.44 karats.
The ivy foliage includes a semi-precious gems in autumnal colors, dotted along slender gold wire ivy branches which are delicately set with precious stones.
The beating heart of the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Brocéliande is the in-house manufactured RD505SQ flying tourbillon skeleton movement. The hand-wound mechanical movement features a flying tourbillon between 7 and 8 o’clock position. It completes one full revolution each minute and it is finely adjusted in six positions. The 19 jewels mechanism is capable to store enough power to keep the watch ticking for approximately 60 hours. It oscillates at the semi-rapid frequency of 21,600 alternations per hour (3 Hz).
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Brocéliande (ref. RDDBEX0474) is stamped with the Geneva Seal (the Poinçon de Geneve quality hallmark) which is the highest accolade in the Swiss watchmaking industry.
The watch’s case is protected with sapphire crystals and constructed to resist water pressure up to 30 meters (about 100 feet). This gorgeous ladies timepiece is produced in the limited series of only 28 pieces worldwide.
The new Excalibur Brocéliande comes with a hand-stitched deep ruby strap made of genuine alligator leather, fitted with 18-karat pink gold adjustable folding clasp which is encrusted with tiny white diamonds.