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Roger Dubuis Excalibur Blacklight electrifies today’s neon...
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Roger Dubuis Excalibur Blacklight electrifies today’s neon cities

Monday, 30 November 2020
By The FHH Journal editors
The FHH Journal editors

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The art of transforming the glittering towers and glassy spires of a buzzing metropolis into a recognisable watch design is no mean feat. Extravagant and irreverent, the Excalibur Blacklight is an ode to vibrant cites like Hong Kong, Singapore and Beijing at the height of their nightly splendour.

Like the city, the Excalibur Blacklight transforms at the boundary between day and night: by day, the timepiece wreathes itself in subtle, dignified tones of white, black and grey; by night, the calibre and flange of the timepiece explode in a kaleidoscopic livery of other-worldly colours. Like the bevy of neon lights that make cities come alive after sundown, this triumph of technology and aesthetics illuminate the timepiece in an explosion of artistic creativity.

Excalibur Blacklight © Roger Dubuis
Excalibur Blacklight © Roger Dubuis

Featuring the Maison’s innovative automatic skeleton RD820SQ calibre, the Excalibur Blacklight is distinguished by a web of crystalline UV-reactive sapphire micro-structures interwoven into its already impressive skeletonised calibre. It is thus that the timepiece transforms into an objet d’art – an expression of mechanical artistry combining passion with cutting-edge technology. Providing the finishing flourish to the Excalibur Blacklight vivid interpretation of major Asian capitals as neon-lit cities the handsome white gold case is set with a constellation of round diamonds juxtaposed against a daringly 21st century luminescent rubber bracelet.

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