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Dragon and Phoenix brought to life by Roger Dubuis
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Dragon and Phoenix brought to life by Roger Dubuis

Thursday, 21 January 2021
By The FHH Journal editors
The FHH Journal editors

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To celebrate the new year, and reconnect with traditional cultural beliefs, Roger Dubuis is introducing two new timepieces reinterpreting powerful symbols. Enter Excalibur Long, representing the majestic Dragon and Excalibur Feng, embodying the gracious Phoenix.

Brought to life in a 45mm case, the iconic Excalibur Double Flying Tourbillon is this time interpreted with an artistic creativity where 18K rose gold reigns supreme. With its head placed at 12 o’clock and its body and limbs intertwining with mechanical parts of the dial, the majestic dragon seems to be playing with this grand complication in a very daring way.

Excalibur Long © Roger Dubuis
Excalibur Long © Roger Dubuis

The Yin counterpart of the Dragon is here represented by the wise soul of the graceful phoenix, embracing the caliber with its wings and tail. The Excalibur Feng single flying tourbillon, with its plates and bridges pared down to extremes to only leave the essential, is a demonstration of watchmaking expertise in a 36mm rose gold case. The allure of the Excalibur Feng is then completed with a bezel set with 48 brilliant-cut white diamonds.

Excalibur Feng © Roger Dubuis
Excalibur Feng © Roger Dubuis

These contemporary sculpted masterpieces feature a microscopic gold engraving technique – a delicate yet highly demanding craftmanship skill highlighting their every detail: hairs, feathers, scales, and eyelids – giving life to this duo of sacred symbols. The Excalibur Long and Excalibur Feng are limited to eight pieces and come together to pay tribute to ancient Chinese culture.

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