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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

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

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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Commemorative watches

COMMEMORATIVE WATCHES

Luxury Swiss watchmaker Roger Dubuis announced the launch of two Kuwait limited edition masterpieces to commemorate the National Day of Kuwait on February 25. These exclusive commemorative watches – an Excalibur 45 and an Excalibur Spider 45 – are specifically designed to incorporate in its signature facets, the national colors of the Kuwaiti flag, in recognition of the achievements of the Kuwaiti leadership and citizens and to express the maison’s appreciation of being enthusiastically received by fine watch aficionados in Kuwait.

EX45_830_-flagLimited to only eight pieces, the Excalibur Spider 45 mm, sports an elegant black DLC skeletonized titanium case and proudly sports the Kuwaiti flag colors with a red container, green flange, red gasket, red spider hands, red crown and red initials KW displayed on pull out spring. The watch, which is powered by the manual winding RD505SQ movement, comes with a bi-material strap with black rubber base and black calf inlay, red and green stitching along with a black DLC titanium adjustable folding buckle.

Produced in a limited edition of 28 pieces, the Kuwait National Day Excalibur 45 mm also sports a black DLC titanium case, and its elegant display shows off green-framed white SLN indexes. The red gasket, red spider hands and the third index with black, green, white and red colors complete the Kuwaiti look. This special RD830 automatic movement comes with a black rubber strap with red and green stitching and a black DLC titanium adjustable folding buckle. These exclusive timepieces will be available at the M.Y. Behbehani point of sale in Salhiya Complex, Kuwait.

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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SUPER TROFEO SPONSORSHIP

SUPER TROFEO SPONSORSHIP

Manufacture Roger Dubuis hurtles off the starting grid at the Abu Dhabi world premiere of its Huracan Super Trofeo sponsorship. February 2018 saw the kick-off of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo 2018 season at the legendary Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. The event marks the Manufacture’s first-time appearance as official sponsor for the brand that dares to be different. Fuelling its track record as a ‘serial innovator’, Roger Dubuis set the pace on February 2nd and 3rd 2018 at the world premiere of its sponsorship of the Huracan Super Trofeo.

The prestigious Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi will represent a perfect venue in which to celebrate and consolidate its recently established partnerships with iconic car maker, Lamborghini, and the high-caliber Hong Kong-based FFF Racing Team. Proudly sporting Roger Dubuis branding, around 20 Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeos are expected to line up for the start of the legendary Lamborghini one-make series’ 2018 racing season.

Super Trofeo sponsorshipRoger Dubuis and the motorsport world are kindred spirits, sharing DNA that includes dedication to performance and precision… along with a determination to stay ahead of the pack. To mark the 2017 launch of their high-speed partnership, Manufacture Roger Dubuis technical specialists drew inspiration from the Lamborghini spirit in rising to the challenge of creating the first horological expression of this proud automobile alliance: the 45 mm Excalibur Aventador S timepiece.

Bearing the inimitable Lamborghini “Giallo Orion” yellow paint code picked up in a number of design features, the 88-piece Excalibur Aventador S Yellow limited edition is propelled by the specially developed Duotor caliber. Inclined at a similar angle to the performance-enhancing longitudinal placement of Lamborghini engines, its distinctive double balance wheel is supported by holders shaped like triangular wheel suspension assemblies. This Lamborghini-exclusive, ultra-dynamic timepiece lives up to the partnership’s “Powered by Raging Mechanics” signature.SUPER-TROFEO-3

The perfect platform for Roger Dubuis to showcase its indomitable spirit, the Super Trofeo will feature a spectacular Roger Dubuis pop-up area offering clients a unique digital experience, complete with outsize visuals. Offering a combination of high-end hospitality, it will be a fixture at the next two Super Trofeo rounds scheduled to take place in Dubai later in mid-February and early March.

In addition to this close-up and personal encounter with motorsport magic, a number of lucky Roger Dubuis clients invited to watch the inaugural Super Trofeo race had an exceptional opportunity to visit the paddocks and meet drivers from the FFF team. Dedicated to providing a professional platform for the discerning driver to race alongside the elite in the most prestigious GT racing arenas in Europe and Asia, the FF Team shares the Geneva watchmaker’s fascination for – and in-depth knowledge of – the world of “haute mécanique”, the high-octane mechanical equivalent of haute couture. It also demonstrates an undeniable ability to compete with the best and attract connoisseurs of discerning taste.

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CREATIONS FOR WOMEN

CREATIONS FOR WOMEN

Roger Dubuis launches two new creations for women – the Blossom Velvet Pink and Blossom Velvet Blue both multi-petal expressions of sensuality. The 36 mm case of the Blossom Velvet Pink and Blossom Velvet Blue respectively crafted in pink or white gold is rimmed with two rows of brilliant-cut diamonds adorning the bezel and lugs, transforming the Velvet’s classic central third lug into a precious link.

These sparkling gems surround the characteristic split-level mother-of-pearl dial graced with an engraved and sculpted floral marquetry motif. The signature Velvet central tonneau or barrel shape – contributing to its trompe l’oeil effect and swept over by the hours and minutes hands – is delicately accentuated by diamonds.

Gifted artisans have played with softly curved shapes and subtle shades of pink or blue to form a unique floral décor skillfully fashioned from an exceptionally thick plate of Grand Feu enamel. The challenges involved in this choice of material and the way of working with it provide a classic example of Roger Dubuis’ determination to consistently push both aesthetic and technical boundaries.

It also epitomizes the Manufacture’s perpetual quest for innovative ways of combining these two fundamental aspects of its expertise. The delicate sculpting and engraving process ensures the optimal precision one expects in high-end watchmaking, it is the polisher’s meticulous hand finishing that softens the shapes and ensures a delightfully gentle visual impression.

CREATIONS FOR WOMEN

Beneath this vibrantly ‘alive’ dial with its clever depth effects ticks a mechanical self-winding movement with a 48-hour power reserve, Caliber RD821 bearing the iconic Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark. It beats to the tune of Roger Dubuis’ keen awareness that women who love aesthetic beauty also appreciate technical refinement.

The watches feature a shimmering satin finish fabric strap – in a blushing pink or cerulean blue matching the dial – providing a perfectly smooth, lustrous backdrop for the 154 diamonds totaling approximately 1.9 carats and the elaborately ornamental dial. It is clasped in place by a pink gold adjustable folding buckle set with brilliant cut diamonds. This floral wonder composing a poetic anthem to womanhood is issued in an 88-piece limited edition.

Roger Dubuis has been at the forefront of contemporary Haute Horlogerie since 1995. Its audacious creations, firmly anchored in the 21st century, bear the mark of all the savoir-faire and expertise of the finest watchmaking mechanisms combined with powerful and daring designs. Boldness and extravagance are the brand’s signatures, and determination its engine.

The Roger Dubuis collections, Excalibur, Hommage, Velvet, Pulsion and La Monégasque are distributed worldwide through an exclusive sales network and boutiques. The fully integrated Manufacture Roger Dubuis is the only watchmaker in the world to have all of its precious timepieces embossed with the Poinçon de Genève, a guarantee of finest craftsmanship.

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