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Roger Dubuis Excalibur Automatic Skeleton
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Roger Dubuis Excalibur Automatic Skeleton

Wednesday, 14 January 2015
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In addition to its multiple motivations for pursuing its victorious vanguard charges into the skeleton- work kingdom, Manufacture Roger Dubuis inds in these impressive feats of miniaturisation – much like its ground-breaking micro-rotor also featured in this model – a perfect opportunity to reveal the prestigious inishes that earn it 100% Poinçon de Genève certiication. All faces of the 167 parts composing the new in-house RD820SQ automatic skeleton calibre are individually inished. Despite the constraints naturally entailed by the automatic movement, the Excalibur Automatic Skeleton maintains its architectural and powerful design.

The 42 mm pink gold case and bezel frame a spectacular 3D effect created by raising the famous skeleton ‘star shape’ and playing with the height of the openworked micro-rotor.The latter embodies a classic paradox of the kind that Roger Dubuis loves to explore, since the weight of a micro-rotor is generally considered a positive aspect and skeletonising it would thus appear counter-intuitive in technical terms. This element alone thereby serves as a powerful token of the degree of maturity achieved by Roger Dubuis, acknowledging no limits and unafraid of apparent ‘heresies’. In 2005, it did away with the central rotor while achieving equivalent winding power; and ten years later, in 2015, it rolls out the irst skeletonised automatic Roger Dubuis movement with micro-rotor.

Once again displaying an optimal command of technical and aesthetic parameters, including by lavishing meticulous expertise on the gear wheels and inishes; maintaining the transparency of skeleton-work despite the self-winding train and the micro-rotor, while achieving suficient winding power: the Excalibur Automatic Skeleton once again display the Warrior mind-set in every sense of the term.

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