At the SIHH 2015, Roger Dubuis will be presenting two skeleton-work Excalibur creations: the Excalibur Automatic Skeleton, that we presented last week, and the Excalibur Spider Skeleton Flying Tourbillon. We focus today on the latter.
Named after another typical skeleton-work theme seen in nature through the complexities of the spider’s web, the Excalibur Spider collection is entirely in keeping with the typically unconventional twist that Roger Dubuis has given to the principle of skeleton-work. It actively endows the latter with the stature of a true contemporary art form serving a three-fold purpose: improved visibility, intricate sculptural effects and enhanced transparency.
The Excalibur Spider Skeleton Flying Tourbillon picks up the signature features of Roger Dubuis skeleton watches, the star-shaped design, the tourbillon carriage shaped like a Celtic cross and the high-end inishes including a circular-grained plate. Moreover, in keeping with the determination to push boundaries in all directions while fearlessly defending its territory that beits the world of the Warrior, the light yet robust 45 mm titanium case is also openworked. The Excalibur Spider Skeleton Flying Tourbillon is powered by a hand-wound movement, RD505SQ. The watch is completed with a black rubber and a titanuim adjustable folding clasp.