The latest member of the Roger Dubuis Excalibur line has its premiere this week at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH). This novelty follows the presentation of the Excalibur Automatic Skeleton and the Excalibur Spider Skeleton Flying Tourbillon.
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Double Flying Tourbillon definitely doubles the fun. This newcomer is powered with the caliber RD01SQ double flying tourbillon skeleton movement. The hand-wound can store enough energy to keep the watch working for at least two days (48 hours).
The highlight is the black DLC titanium case with skeletonized lugs, case sides, and notched natural titanium bezel. The case measures 45mm in diameter. A red aluminum flange, hands outlined in red with lumed tips, as well as a rubber accent on the crown and case band give a fresh pop against the silver metals of the mechanism and the black DLC titanium case.
The new Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Double Flying Tourbillon is certified under the Poinçon de Genève, also known as Geneva seal which among a couple dozen regulations on the finish and performance that the movement is obligated to have means that the caliber doesn’t employ wire springs, and that its escape wheel cannot be more than 0.16mm thick.
This exceptional watch is produced in the limited series of only 188 specimens. Each of them is secured to the wearer’s wrist with a comfortable rubber strap, fitted with a titanium adjustable folding buckle. The rubber strap feels great on the wrist and follows its every movement. Besides the black strap, Roger Dubuis has offered a variety of color strap options. The water resistance of the Excalibur Spider Double Flying Tourbillon is assured down to 50 meters (about 165 feet).
For those of you who are looking for a timepiece with two flying tourbillons, the Genevese watch brand is the only one who offers a few choices. Although today we have a large number of skeletonized models from almost every respectable watchmaker, some of you maybe do not know that Roger Dubuis was the very first to offer skeleton design 10 years ago.