Serial innovator Roger Dubuis is a master of hyper horology – as expressed through daringly expressive, decidedly contemporary timepieces designed for an exclusive tribe of people unafraid to stand out and in search of beautiful objects. With its intrepid spirit and the unleashed creativity that is embedded in its DNA, Roger Dubuis is unfailingly respectful of tradition but simultaneously offers the most exhilarating alternatives imaginable to those put forward by traditional operators.
Once again demonstrating Roger Dubuis’ singular ability to upend conventions and conquer tradition, the Excalibur Knights of the Round Table IV offers a forceful new interpretation of the mighty legend of King Arthur’s Excalibur. Here, the inherent boldness of the brand that loves to dare is expressed through an outstanding combination of extreme craftsmanship, disruptive materials and horological complications, in which the very concept of contemporary and expressive horology takes on a whole new dimension in this demonstration of peerless skill and expertise.
Powered by a self-winding calibre RD821, every part of the movement is hand-finished according to the traditional criteria of the Poinçon de Genève – the ultimate stamp of watchmaking quality. Framed by the solid 45 mm pink gold case, 3D solid enamel or 18 carat pink gold blocks create the new sanctuary paying tribute to the Island of Avalon. Within this space, the 12 legendary figures for every hour are each represented by a new and unique reinterpretation of a knight inspired by Low Poly Art – a state-of-the-art technique in which polygonal facets are used to create sculptures or paintings – bringing contemporary expressiveness to ancient tradition in exactly the type of duality of which Roger Dubuis is so fond. Cast in pink gold, these truly 21st century 3D warriors are just 6.5mm high and entirely sculpted, engraved and finished by hand. Swords drawn, pennants flying, produced as a limited edition of just 28 pieces, the Excalibur Knights of the Round Table IV is the latest must-have in the Roger Dubuis line-up of captivating timepieces for a select group of discerning collectors.
Roger Dubuis has been at the forefront of contemporary Haute Horlogerie since 1995. Its audacious creations, firmly anchored in the 21st century, embody substantial expertise expressed through the finest watchmaking mechanisms combined with powerful and daring designs. Boldness and extravagance are the brand’s signatures, and determination its driving force.
The Roger Dubuis Excalibur and Velvet collections are distributed worldwide through an exclusive sales network and boutiques. The quest for excellence, the long search for the right gesture, as well as the development of unique skills are all defining characteristics of the Geneva-based Swiss Maison.