News December 2012

Excalibur 42 Chronograph

Elegance becomes part of performance

The Watch Quote™ - December 8th, 2012



The chronograph fosters the idea that a watch can be worn as an elegant way of improving achievement. With its sporting spirit and refined design, the Excalibur 42 Chronograph with a blue dial is sold exclusively in the Roger Dubuis boutiques. It is a superb example of beautiful watchmaking designed for increased comfort and performance. It is powered by the new RD681 automatic movement with a Roger Dubuis iconic micro-rotor.



As part of the sporting and decorative aspect of the new Excalibur 42 collection, the Excalibur 42 Chronograph raises the world of chronographs towards the era of elegance. This model uses its generous 42 mm diameter to proclaim its watchmaking pedigree whilst underlining its special identity. Its dynamic personality as well as its mechanism respects the codes of the Excalibur line: the triple horns attaching the bracelet, the immediately identifiable fluted bezel and the slender Roman numerals. It has the character and the hint of extravagance that distinguish it from comparable watches in the universe of Fine Watchmaking.



The chronograph makes an immediate impression of robustness, with a touch of daring that becomes a recognisable sign. Its firmly masculine, sporting appeal is reinforced by a straight-line design.

Readability is the primary requirement for its functions: its principal dial together with the chronograph dials – 30 minutes at 3 o’clock and small seconds at 9 o’clock – and the applied Roman numerals, create a symphony in blue and white. The date in a window at 6 o’clock is in perfect symmetry with the other indicators and catches the eye with its expressive power.

Other features are based on technology.

The Excalibur 42 Chronograph conceals treasures of ingenuity in its mechanisms. Its elegant steel case houses the new RD681 automatic chronograph movement with a micro-rotor. Designed, developed and produced in the Roger Dubuis Manufacture, this calibre of 280 components combines aesthetic quality with performance. Employing the most advanced production techniques, it meets all the requirements of Fine Watchmaking: it is certified by COSC, the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute, and is stamped with the prestigious Hallmark of Geneva.

The Excalibur 42 Chronograph is available exclusively in the Roger Dubuis boutiques.

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The year of the Excalibur

Enter the legend



Very few watch Manufactures are blessed with the intense creativity of Roger Dubuis: ever since it was founded in 1995 it has been totally focused on innovation. Now its prestigious new creations for 2013 are dazzling the world of Fine Watchmaking with their mastery of centuries-old arts, their expertise in complications, their virtuosity in design and the magic of their jewellery.They all draw their inspiration from the Warrior, the legendary figure in a daring world of adventure that, just like the Roger Dubuis Excalibur collection, is driven by passion.

His lineage, chivalry and bravery make the Warrior the perfect image for the noblest and most powerful Roger Dubuis creations. Two exceptional models in the Excalibur collection reflect his masterful, choreographed power in a perfect balance of technical expertise and artistic expression. Constantly introducing innovations to reinforce its dynamic design style is a perpetual objective at Roger Dubuis. The Manufacture has developed a watchmaking culture devoted to taking on the most extravagant challenges, a mission shared by the hero of the Warrior world where there is no place for half-measures. The legend has inspired two Excalibur models that excite the senses and remind us that boldness is an eternal virtue.

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