A variation to the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Backlight collection with a new multi-coloured luminescence version with a new material which they call Spin-Stone.
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New: Roger Dubuis Excalibur Backlight Spin-Stone Monobalancier
The new New: Roger Dubuis Excalibur Backlight Spin-Stone Monobalancier will have a retail price of SGD 222,000 inclusive of GST. Limited Edition of 28 pieces.
The novelty is an addition to the Excalibur Backlight collection with the case is made of what RD calls EON gold* case with the bezel also in EON gold. EON gold is a special 5N gold alloy which RD claims to be more resistant to tarnishing.
The case and bezel is then set with curved synthetic sapphire Spin-Stones, with a gradient of hues. The Spin Stones are the novelty here, as the regular RD Excalibur Backlight editions already feature coloured spinels which glow under UV. The new Spin-Stones used not only for the vivid multi-colour spinels on the arms of the movement which are visible from the dial side, but also layered in a special cut around the bezel. The bezel set stones are new, and feature a special shape to follow the curves of the bezel. In the other Excalibur Back Light models, the bezel is plain metal or set with regular gemstones
The Spin-Stones are coloured from red to blue and coated with SuperLumiNova so that the watch looks brilliant in full colour in da , night or UV light.
The movement is the standard RD720SQ which is the same as those used in the other Excalibur Backlight watches. This novelty offers a very unique look to the watch, with the colours coming into play quite beautifully in all lighting conditions. But it does come at a rather hefty SGD 60k premium over the regular versions.
Born to stand out. Never afraid to shine. As an innovator who ignites new pathways of expression and craftsmanship, Roger Dubuis has unleashed the full potential of colourful luminescence with the new Excalibur Blacklight Spin-StoneTMMonobalancier. This inventive timepiece takes the Maison’s watchmaking to unconquered limits, where every detail has a scintillating effect.
The Blacklight collection has already cemented an iconic reputation for its mastery of radiant aesthetics and excelled performance. With the latest generation now in the spotlight, the visionary Spin-StoneTM edition takes another bold step forward. Powered by the RD720SQ calibre, and glowing with artistic originality, this is a watch that demands attention.
Instantly, the eye is drawn to the vivid spinels that adorn this Hyper HorologyTM creation. Graded from red to blue, and coated with Super-LumiNovaTM, each astonishing spinel is always shining in full colour – whether by day, by night, or under UV light. This multi-toned effect gives the watch its chromatic look, and perfectly showcases Roger Dubuis’ enduring dedication to the intricate art of luminescence.
To achieve the exact shades, uniformity, and luminescence desired, each spinel has been synthetically grown. A challenging technique that ensures colour and light blend perfectly to attain the most flawless results.
Setting this watch apart with true innovation are the powerfully visible spinels that encircle the bezel and flange and take the name of Spin-StonesTM. This world premiere stone-cut is patent pending, and yet again demonstrates the Maison’s ability to exploitaesthetic design in its most spectacular form. Cleverly sculpted with their own signature curves and sharp angles, each Spin-StoneTM is a work of originality and is a testament to the exacting skill of innovative watchmaking.
Meanwhile, the calibre’s eye-catching framework is comprised of its own 3D spinels. These colourful micro-beams of light reach out to form the branches of Roger Dubuis’ iconic star – which is neatly punctuated at its heart by a naturally fluorescent diamond. Proving that no detail is ever neglected, this carefully selected stone adds one final, yet essential, touch of brilliance.
An Obsession with Performance
Balancing aesthetics and performance, the automatic RD720SQ calibre has an increased power reserve of 72 hours and an optimized micro-rotor to minimize the vibrations. To further improve stability, the balance wheel inertia has been doubled –making the watch less sensitive to shocks.
Yet the improvements don’t stop there. In a quest for greater efficiency and energy transmission, even the shape of the escapement has been enhanced, paired with diamond-coated silicon pallet-stones and a new lube. This display of Roger Dubuis’ obsessive engineering is brought together with hand-finished quality and meticulous care – all resulting in the Poinçon de Genève certification, one of the most demanding signatures of fine watchmaking.
Versatility meets Exclusivity
While audacious colours define the Excalibur Blacklight Spin-StoneTM MB, the balance of additional materials provides a striking contrast. To inject sophistication, the 42mm case is made with the long-lasting hue of Eon-GoldTM and paired with an embossed white calf leather strap. Never static, the Maison has also allowed personal style to flow, with a versatile quick release system that enables the strap to be switched in seconds.
Welcome to the most colourful and luminous expression of Roger Dubuis so far. Limited to just 28 pieces, the Excalibur Blacklight Spin-StoneTM Monobalancier is a marvel within the world of haute horology. Not only for its exclusive number, but for the creative and ground-breaking mindset that sets it apart. Yet again, Roger Dubuis has arrived at the crossroads where craftsmanship, innovation, and performance meet. A combination that masterfully guides the Maison towards the pinnacle of Hyper HorologyTM.
For those who are fearless in their approach to life, this breathtaking timepiece is the ultimate match. Ambitious. Iridescent. Unmistakeable. The finest way to experience Hyper HorologyTM at every hour of the day or night.