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TECHNICAL VIRTUOSO

Luxury watch maison Roger Dubuis, master of disruptive watchmaking techniques and avante garde design, comes up with another technical virtuoso performance with the Excalibur Spider Ultimate Carbon, a timepiece that is truly ahead of its time. An ideal gift for a man of substance – a timepiece – that is truly ahead of its time.

Nobody does Fine Watchmaking quite like Roger Dubuis, for which innovation and a drive to push technical and aesthetic limits to breaking point are an integral part of its DNA. Not to mention a fearless ability and determination to shake up watchmaking codes and overturn existing rules.

450 3Well-known for its penchant for disruptive materials, along with its ability to produce world premieres, Roger Dubuis has done it again. Showcasing its mastery of sophisticated technology, the Maison that dares to be rare has set itself an ambitious challenge by ushering in the age of the complication-charged hyperwatch.

Paradox is the name of the game as the Excalibur Spider Ultimate Carbon timepiece disrupts watchmaking codes while managing to maintain the Brand’s links with its serial innovator DNA. The paradox continues as the lightness of ultra-sophisticated technology meets the weight of watchmaking complications. In an intriguing juxtaposition of material combinations, this highly complex model is mostly made of multi-layer carbon with a case and a likewise carbon strap.

In a final move befitting a groundbreaking hyperwatch, the Manufacture has encrusted the carbon strap with 166 diamonds, an unprecedented step for Roger Dubuis. Echoing its shining Astral Skeleton star that has become a Roger Dubuis signature, this extraordinary timepiece also features a world-first tourbillon carriage set with baguette-cut diamonds, the final touch to a model designed for a very few daring individuals.

The Excalibur Spider Ultimate Carbon timepiece thereby offers a spectacular demonstration of the Maison’s gift for dealing in back to the future technology: the first timepiece mostly made of carbon from start to strap and lit up by 195 diamonds, an achievement calling for cutting-edge technical skills combined with boldly imaginative aesthetics.

Roger Dubuis has been at the forefront of contemporary Haute Horlogerie since 1995. Its audacious creations, firmly anchored in the 21st century, embody substantial expertise expressed through the finest watchmaking mechanisms combined with powerful and daring designs. Boldness and extravagance are the brand’s signatures, and determination its driving force.

The Roger Dubuis Excalibur and Velvet collections are distributed worldwide through an exclusive sales network and boutiques. The quest for excellence, the long search for the right gesture, as well as the development of unique skills are all defining characteristics of the Geneva-based Swiss Maison.

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Roaring encounter

ROARING ENCOUNTER

Every day is a competition day for, filled with challenges to be taken on and ambitious goals to be reached. Like Roger Dubuis Lamborghini Squadra Corse, the Maison is firmly committed to cutting-edge performance, ferocious groundbreaking technology and super sleek aesthetics, all fueled by a high-impact R&D vision and focused on delivering bold customer experiences. This set of common denominators put them on a fast track to a roaring encounter where sparks were bound to fly.

excaliburhuracagravenperformante18-945248For individuals committed to pushing their own limits and defying all known rules, Lamborghini’s Squadra Corse motorsport department and Manufacture Roger Dubuis have opted to pool their knowledge and expertise. When visionary engineers meet with incredible watchmakers, the inevitable surge of adrenaline results in models “Powered by raging mechanics”, of which the first was unleashed on September 20th 2017. One year into these high-octane joint endeavors, the Italian aesthetic flair continues to merge with Swiss precision and mechanical instruments.

In 2018, inspired by Lamborghini Squadra Corse and its unique automobile aesthetic showcased in the Huracán Performante, the watchmakers of the Manufacture have developed a timepiece brimming with racing design codes. One of the most striking features of the aggressive Excalibur Huracán Performante timepiece is its brand-new ‘engine’: the RD630 movement with its 12° inclined balance wheel representing the caliber signature associated with Lamborghini. Taking strong visual cues from the shapes on which the supercar is based, this timepiece notably gives pride of place to the hexagon.

A versatile geometrical figure used to construct the volume of the supercar; it appears throughout the timepiece in various guises and is notably reproduced to symbolize strut bars. The stand-out half hexagon appearing on the louvered air intakes of the Lamborghini Huracán Performante are repeated as miniature versions visible through the openwork dial of the Excalibur Huracán Performante timepiece.

Other special decoration includes a new crown inspired by racing nuts on supercar wheels, a twin-barrel ‘energy tank’ and a multi-material ‘spoiler’, used for the decorative open worked bridges. Viewed from the back, even the complete circular weight of the automatic movement emulates the design of the wheel rims of Lamborghini’s Huracán family.

Offering the same blend of performance, lightness and security as its namesake supercar, the Excalibur Huracán Performante timepiece sports distinctive “Technical Titan Grey” livery complete with signature bright yellow accents. The lining of the genuine Alcantara strap of the Excalibur Huracán Performante watch crosses the finish line with a rubber inlay featuring the Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tyre pattern design. Because there is nothing as powerful as real-life experiences, the 88 privileged owners of this stunning timepiece can also look forward to life in the fast lane with a ride as privileged spectators from the inside of the Super Trofeo. Sit tight for December and all that comes thereafter!

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UAE Limited Edition

UAE LIMITED EDITION

Luxury Swiss maison Roger Dubuis celebrates UAE’s 47th national day with a dedicated limited edition timepiece as it joins the people of the United Arab Emirates in celebrating their National Day. Roger Dubuis, the pioneer of contemporary skeleton calibers, introduces an exclusive UAE Limited Edition Excalibur Spider Skeleton, dedicated to the people and leadership of the nation.

Issued in only 28 pieces, the UAE Limited Edition is decked out in the red, green, white and black colors of the UAE flag and features the in-house movement RD820SQ, a demonstration of the Manufacture’s expertise of architectural and technical mechanics, stamped with the prestigious Poinçon de Genève.

The automatic movement is highlighted by the astral skeleton structure and the micro‑rotor, offering a spectacular view on the mechanism. Not only aesthetics, the micro‑rotor offers a winding ratio as good as the best single‑direction big oscillating weight.

Limited-Edition-Excalibur-Spider-Skeleton-automatic_400This exceptional edition has been personalized with the mark of all Roger Dubuis contemporary skeleton movements: the black skeleton dial, the star-shaped bridge and rhodium plated indexes filled with white luminous SLN. The green strap is adorned with red stitching, all details proudly representing the national colors of the UAE flag.

The timepiece honors the spirit of the United Arab Emirates, a nation that has already accomplished amazing achievements; thanks to its visionary leaders, inspiring generations of successful citizens. The Roger Dubuis Excalibur UAE Limited Edition is a tribute to this mind-set.

Roger Dubuis has been at the forefront of contemporary Haute Horlogerie since 1995. Its audacious creations, firmly anchored in the 21st century, embody substantial expertise expressed through the finest watchmaking mechanisms combined with powerful and daring designs. Boldness and extravagance are the brand’s signatures, and determination its driving force.

The Roger Dubuis Excalibur and Velvet collections are distributed worldwide through an exclusive sales network and boutiques. The quest for excellence, the long search for the right gesture, as well as the development of unique skills are all defining characteristics of the Geneva-based Swiss Maison.

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Automatic Caliber

AUTOMATIC CALIBER

Luxury Swiss watchmaker Roger Dubuis celebrated Diwali, the Festival of Lights in style with the many fine watch aficionados in India, with the release of a dedicated Limited Edition Excalibur 45, in honor of the brand’s long association with the country.

Powerful and daring, the Limited Edition Excalibur 45 Automatic Caliber, immediately catches the eye with its avant-garde styling and extreme good looks. The arresting combination of the 18K pink gold case, galvanic grey dial with the striking sunburst design and superimposed stylized Roman numerals in gold-edged white, gives this timepiece an unmistakably distinguished appearance.

Excalibur-India-Limited-Edition_RThis special timepiece is also powered by the RD830 automatic calibre with a titanium oscillating weight. The Limited Edition Excalibur 45 Automatic also comes with a date display housed in the seconds sub-dial, is water resistant to 5 BAR, has a power reserve of 48 hours and boasts of a smart brown alligator strap with beige stitching and an 18k pink gold clasp.

Roger Dubuis’ path-breaking style and amazing technical sophistication have certainly made their mark in India. The brand has also increased its presence in the country with the recent opening of their second point of sale in Mumbai, the country’s financial and commercial heart.

Roger Dubuis has been at the forefront of contemporary Haute Horlogerie since 1995. Its audacious creations, firmly anchored in the 21st century, embody substantial expertise expressed through the finest watchmaking mechanisms combined with powerful and daring designs. Boldness and extravagance are the brand’s signatures, and determination its driving force.

The Roger Dubuis Excalibur and Velvet collections are distributed worldwide through an exclusive sales network and boutiques. The quest for excellence, the long search for the right gesture, as well as the development of unique skills are all defining characteristics of the Geneva-based Swiss Maison.

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ULTRA-FASHIONABLE DESIGNS

Roger Dubuis is convinced that women are every bit as keen as men to wear daring and technical calibers. It is for this reason that for a quarter of a century Roger Dubuis has been speaking to women through highly distinctive, self-confident and sophisticated codes combined with an elegant touch of eccentricity. This has resulted in a combination of shapes, curves and ultra-fashionable designs, while remaining at the very high end of luxury watchmaking.

The Roger Dubuis woman is empowered and successful, while remaining sensitive to both aesthetics and technology. She sets her own goals, writes her own rulebook and naturally stands out from the crowd – which is why she is drawn to exceptional timepieces that confirm her sense of uniqueness. Like Roger Dubuis women, shooting stars are oblivious to the rules, which is why they have been chosen to symbolize a unique vision of femininity.

excaliburshootingstarblueexcaliburshootingstarpinkEnter the Excalibur 36 Shooting Star timepiece, enriched with alternative techniques and featuring a choice of blue, white and pink interpretations, all issued in eight-piece limited editions. The result of two years of R&D in Roger Dubuis’ legendary Geneva workshops were devoted to miniaturizing the existing X42 single tourbillon while retaining all of its lightness and airy dimensions.

The new RD510SQ Poinçon de Genève-certified caliber – is a diminutive yet bold work of art ideally suited to smaller wrists. Based on an iconic platform, it is equipped with one of the smallest flying tourbillon skeleton caliber to fit in a dainty 36-mm case. Shining in a feminine starry sky set against a white mother-of-pearl, blue PVD-treated or pink translucent varnished background, the 18K gold shooting star timepiece loops around the Roger. Dubuis astral signature, trailing its diamond-studded tail and complemented by color-coordinated enamel stars. Reflecting its far-reaching vision of time in the feminine mode, Roger Dubuis invites women with a taste for precious avant-garde to explore a whole new galaxy in 2018.

Roger Dubuis has been at the forefront of contemporary Haute Horlogerie since 1995. Its audacious creations, firmly anchored in the 21st century, embody substantial expertise expressed through the finest watchmaking mechanisms combined with powerful and daring designs. Boldness and extravagance are the brand’s signatures, and determination its driving force. The Roger Dubuis Excalibur and Velvet collections are distributed worldwide through an exclusive sales network and boutiques. The quest for excellence, the long search for the right gesture, as well as the development of unique skills are all defining characteristics of the Geneva-based Swiss Maison.

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UNFLINCHING FOCUS

Roger Dubuis is synonymous with adrenaline, an unflinching focus on performance, matched by fearless dedication to pushing boundaries. Its clients are exceptional individuals of the kind who naturally expect timepieces as unique as they are. Wearing them induces a powerful sense of belonging to the privileged circle of those who dare to be different.

Based on this blend of strength, determination and perseverance, the Maison has chosen to support rising Mexican boxing star Santos Saúl Álvarez Barragán (aka Saul Canelo Alvarez or simply ‘Canelo’). Multiple world champion in two weight classes, Canelo is ranked as the world’s best active boxer, pound for pound.

canelo-ggg-2-2018-jorgphoto-jp1-0940croppedAt his highly anticipated September 15th rematch against current WBA, WBC, IBF and IBO middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin, as well as at the pre-fight press conference, this powerful new Friend of the Brand embodied the identity codes of the Maison. This included sporting the Roger Dubuis logo on his shorts during this pivotal prizefight.

To mark the first round of this hard-hitting alliance, Roger Dubuis is unveiling a reinterpretation of its signature Excalibur Automatic Skeleton. Known for its combination of technical excellence and stylistic extravagance, the Excalibur collection has captured the spirit of Roger Dubuis to the point of becoming its ultimate icon. This model is all about black and gold, emulating Canelo’s colors of choice on this momentous occasion. In addition to a strap made from the champion boxer’s own boxing gloves, the finest Roger Dubuis skills has been applied to transforming Canelo’s initials into the jumper spring, a functional part of the watch movement. Thus equipped, this golden ‘championship’ belt is set to its mark on boxing and watchmaking history!

Roger Dubuis has been at the forefront of contemporary Haute Horlogerie since 1995. Its audacious creations, firmly anchored in the 21st century, embody substantial expertise expressed through the finest watchmaking mechanisms combined with powerful and daring designs. Boldness and extravagance are the brand’s signatures, and determination its driving force. The Roger Dubuis Excalibur and Velvet collections are distributed worldwide through an exclusive sales network and boutiques. The quest for excellence, the long search for the right gesture, as well as the development of unique skills are all defining characteristics of the Geneva-based Swiss Maison.

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QUATUOR CALIBER

Roger Dubuis’s international reputation as an avant-garde Maison perpetually on the look-out for pioneering technical developments and creative aesthetic options – as well as unexpected combinations of the two has given rise to the Quatuor caliber. A result of seven years of R&D and protected by two patents, the Excalibur Quatuor with its four sprung balances set at 45-degree angles proudly symbolizes the mechanical magic of one of the most innovative 21st century Manufactures. Today, Roger Dubuis remains one of the only Maisons capable of mastering such a complicated caliber, entirely in keeping with the powerful movements and equally strong aesthetic codes of the Excalibur collection.
2170-rd-sdt-excalibur-quatuor-carbon-wSince its creation in 2013, the robustly designed Excalibur Quatuor has rocked the watchmaking world in gold, titanium and silicon, while 2017 saw a world premiere version in state-of-the-art CarTech Micro-Melt BioDur CCMTM (® in the USA). Today, the brand that dares to be different catapults innovation to the next level by combining this iconic timepiece with a disruptive multi-layer carbon. Not to mention the fact that its dark good look comes with the added benefit of the bantam-weight nature of carbon which is over 60 per cent lighter than gold. Made of multi-layered carbon, this Excalibur Quatuor is 60% lighter than the gold version for a better ergonomic design and fit and is a limited edition of eight pieces.
The aggressive design of each case in this eight-piece limited edition is remarkable due to the manner in which the carbon is cut. Black, almost weightless and radiating an aura of effortless strength, the all-new Roger Dubuis Excalibur Quatuor Carbon is living proof of what happens when the true force of gravity is leveraged by a Manufacture renowned for mastering incredible technology.
Roger Dubuis has been at the forefront of contemporary Haute Horlogerie since 1995. Its audacious creations, firmly anchored in the 21st century, embody substantial expertise expressed through the finest watchmaking mechanisms combined with powerful and daring designs. Boldness and extravagance are the brand’s signatures, and determination its driving force.
The Roger Dubuis Excalibur and Velvet collections are distributed worldwide through an exclusive sales network and boutiques. The quest for excellence, the long search for the right gesture, as well as the development of unique skills are all defining characteristics of the Geneva-based Swiss Maison.

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AVENTADOR WOWS DUBAI

Following the success of the Roger Dubuis innovative pop up in Harrods in London last summer, the power of Raging Mechanics is coming to Dubai from September 19th to 29th and connoisseurs of luxury watches and super sports cars have the opportunity to catch the thrill of Raging Mechanics at the Roger Dubuis pop up in Dubai Mall which displays the Excalibur Aventador S Blue and the Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo Evo.

204 x 300 1This daring pop up celebrates the launch of the Excalibur Aventador S Blue, the newest addition to the stunning line up developed in collaboration with Lamborghini Squadra Corse. Offering yet another stunning example of highly complicated watchmaking inspired by the automotive world, the exclusive timepiece is crafted from the same C-SMC carbon as that used on Lamborghini’s cars, and driven by a powerful ‘engine’ resembling Lamborghini’s Aventador.

To enhance the high-powered partnership with Lamborghini Squadra Corse, the audacious display hosts, for the first time in the region, the Huracán Super Trofeo Evo.

The Lamborghini Huracán Evo, exclusive limited edition of 10 cars, is the brand new race-weapon, produced to celebrate the 10th edition of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo races. The racing car is a masterpiece combining functionality and style in a refined mix of geometries.

The booth, only a few meters away from the Roger Dubuis boutique, is the pure representation of the brands’ shared values: innovative materials, disruptive designs and superlative technical engineering. Roger Dubuis embarks in a bold adventure: unreasonable sensations and exceptional power are expected. Dare to be rare.

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AVANT-GARDE DESIGNS

The bite of icy air, the crunch of tyres on hard snow and the thrill of truly money can’t buy experiences was the exhilarating setting for the adrenalin-packed recent launch of the titanium-studded Excalibur Spider Pirelli Sottozero at the Lamborghini Winter Academia in Livigno, Italy. Taking exciting high-octane exploits to unprecedented new levels and inspired by the avant-garde designs and technical mastery of both its partners – tyre legend Pirelli on the one hand, and Lamborghini Squadra Corse on the other – Roger Dubuis races off the grid in 2018 by offering red-hot performance in super-cold conditions.

The latest examples of what happens when visionary engineers meet incredible watchmakers started the year in heart-pounding style with the February launch of the Excalibur Spider Pirelli Sottozero: an off-the-radar reinterpretation of Pirelli’s incomparable expertise in the world of high-end tyres for premium vehicles. Embedded in the very DNA of the Maison, the iconic and deliberately extravagant Excalibur epitomizes the boldly adventurous nature of a Manufacture that has always been determined to stay several laps ahead of the pack.

Complete with drifting, night-driving and the pure adrenalin rush of testing up to 700 HP on snow and ice, the event was a made in heaven match for the money can’t buy experiences ethos of the Roger Dubuis/Pirelli “Perfect Fit” partnership. Silent snow-capped peaks vibrated to the roar of the supercars, including the record-breaking Huracán Performante, as professional Lamborghini instructors treated automobile aficionados to a thrilling two-day experience of learning to handle the fleet – naturally fitted with Pirelli Sottozero tyres – in low-grip situations. The international benchmark for ice-driving courses, the Lamborghini Winter Academia has been held annually since 2012, offering guests a uniquely unconventional and unforgettable driving adventure.

rogerdubuisjonolsson-28Irresistible mutual attraction was the spark of the relationships Roger Dubuis – a brand with performance engraved in its very DNA – has ignited with Pirelli and Lamborghini Squadra Corse. All share common values encapsulating a radical R&D vision, the same flair for disruptive designs, superlative technical engineering, an attitude in sync with some of the most demanding clients the world has to offer, and extreme aesthetics.

Aside from the iconic Roger Dubuis skeleton double flying tourbillon, the unequivocal focus of the 47 mm Excalibur Spider Pirelli Sottozero comes down to the latter. It is inspired by Pirelli’s legendary Sottozero winter tyres, which were the protagonists of the Lamborghini Winter Academia. The guests of the driving school organized by the carmaker from Sant’Agata Bolognese were in fact able to try a particular version of the Pirelli Sottozero 3, specially studded for the occasion. Together with a Pirelli expert, the guests participated in a truly educational course on tyres, above all enabling them to learn about the importance of winter ones in extreme conditions. Performance and precision are the chief characteristics shared by Pirelli’s winter tyres and the new Roger Dubuis creation.

A white ceramic bezel with blue markings offsets the titanium and sapphire crystal case proffering an incredible view of the new RD105SQ hand-wound caliber, signature blue Astral Skeleton and multi-colored power reserve indicator representing a cool nod to racing-car cockpit fuel gauges. Speedometer-like seconds counters enhanced with automobile-inspired pointers rim the emblematic flying tourbillons at 5 and 7 o’clock respectively.

 

Forcefully expressing the ‘disruptive materials and progressive complications’ mantra of the brand that dares to be different, the real surprise in the Excalibur Spider Pirelli Sottozero lies in the strap. Like its predecessors, this distinctive strap features rubber inlays from certified Pirelli tyres and an interior reproducing the profile of a Pirelli Cinturato intermediate tyre; but this time it is also adorned on top with legendary tread motifs reproducing the profile of the best in class Pirelli Sottozero tyre. Characterized by this elegant tread pattern with an asymmetric design, it is set with dozens of titanium studs emulating the nails in its namesake designed for better grip under icy conditions.

A bold and thoroughly exclusive statement of uncompromising quality, design and innovation, the Excalibur Spider Pirelli Sottozero is limited to just eight pieces intended for the ultimate watchmaking connoisseurs. Such are the owners of Roger Dubuis’ timepieces – individuals who dare to be rare and dare to wear world-first watches with just a hint of craziness.

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Velvet collection

VELVET COLLECTION

Roger Dubuis announced the launch of its Haute Couture watch trilogy offering a whole new take on its supremely feminine Velvet collection. Haute Couture is a magical blend of traditional artisan skills and avant-garde modernism. Directly inspired by this phenomenon, and in celebration of the Roger Dubuis woman, three new Velvet Caviar models are a tribute to the expressive innovation and risk-taking for which the Manufacture is renowned.

Driven by Roger Dubuis’ creativity, respect for tradition and a commitment to quality, backed by decades of experience in working with unprecedented materials, Velvet continues its spectacular trajectory with CAVIAR, a daring dance between Haute Joaillerie and a timekeeping focus that is unequivocally on women… as well as supremely elegant fun.

velvet-caviar-images-3Inspiring, remarkable and enviably strong – being a Diva in the world of Roger Dubuis is a matter of temperament and a multi-faceted personality, coupled with a powerful dose of energy and considered emotion. The peerless complexity of feminine nature endows women with a unique ability to alternately reveal different sides of who they are, and to proudly flaunt a given facet of their character depending on the situation or their mood.

The contemporary and seductive Velvet collection cultivates the art of the extravagant, and plays out with graphic motifs on dials, subtly distorting the shapes of cases, turning lugs into precious links. Mechanically powered like all Roger Dubuis’ feminine models, these glamorous tributes to accomplished and resourceful femininity dance night and day to the beat of an automatic RD830 caliber.

Coupled with the collection’s signature diamond-studded white or pink gold cases, Velvet Caviar brings an attractive choice of straps and dials. Each will enable women to express their mood of the day or one of the multiple facets of their nature. Graced with striking color contrasts, shimmering mother-of-pearl or darkly sophisticated black lacquer, the distinctive faces of these stunning models feature feminine flourishes reflecting a rich and varied character.

Their distinctive Haute Couture origins are showcased through a choice of spectacularly sparkling straps made of miniscule black or white crystal marbles inspired by the finest caviar. In addition to its appealing sparkling effect, this unique and innovative material picks up the light in an inimitably elegant, utterly sophisticated manner, without a trace of any form of ostentation. This is the perfect match for the most discerning diva.

Drawing upon all its unparalleled technical skill and expertise in working with ‘disruptive ‘materials, Roger Dubuis now leverages its recent motorsports experience by transforming a polymer into a rubber-lined molten material sprinkled with light-reflecting “spangled dust”. This then hardens, creating a wholly 21st century material that closely resembles a stunningly elegant fabric – but isn’t. Powerful and determined in the boardroom with an all-black Velvet Caviar; dreamily romantic in sparkling all-white and silver tones when the lights go down; playful and brilliantly versatile with a refined black strap and white dial combo on the morningCOFFEE run or at a fun lunch date – there are many different ways to be a modern-day diva

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