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Code carbon at Roger Dubuis
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Code carbon at Roger Dubuis

Monday, 04 November 2019
By The FHH Journal editors
The FHH Journal editors

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Roger Dubuis stages a contemporary take on complications with a flying tourbillon minute repeater in a 47mm carbon case. Wound by two micro-rotors, the Excalibur Spider Unique Series is a superb example of Haute Horlogerie for today.

As it happens, the admittedly unconventional use of carbon in such a model is an extremely relevant choice for a minute repeater. It demonstrates Roger Dubuis’ ability to provide a contemporary take on classics, by staging an encounter between an 18th century function and modern technology. Carbon is also one of the lightest materials to provide such excellent mechanical resistance, making it an extremely useful choice in ensuring optimal wearer comfort. Undisturbed by anything surrounding it, the result is the purest of all possible chimes. The auditory pleasure it procures is also mingled with a sense of visual interest, which is why Roger Dubuis has provided three highly conspicuous elements. The first is the striking indicator serving to observe the watch while this mechanism is in operation. The second is a function indicator revealing whether the crown is in winding or time-setting position. Last but not least, the All or Nothing indicator shows whether the push button is pressed in far enough to release the striking mechanism. In addition, this happy marriage of a minute repeater and a flying tourbillon represents a massive technical advance.

Excalibur Spider Unique Series © Roger Dubuis
Excalibur Spider Unique Series © Roger Dubuis

The new Excalibur Spider Unique Series is designed to be enjoyed rather than consigned to the nearest safe. In line with this philosophy, it is one of a very few Minute Repeaters to be found on the market in a sporty yet high-tech case. An already far cry from classic minute repeaters or tourbillons due to its carbon content, the newest timepiece joins the ranks of the truly unique series. Sporty, incredibly lightweight, automatic and extremely personalised, this Excalibur is an accessory expressly designed for members of a highly exclusive tribe.

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