Intriguing. Accomplished. Disruptive. Roger Dubuis’ Excalibur Monobalancier bears all of the hallmarks of a piece of art. This skeleton automatic monobalancier is wrapped in a pure-white case made of Mineral Composite Fiber (MCF), and it represents the House’s dedication to non-conformity, attracting the attention of those who are astonished by its immaculate whiteness.
It is a timepiece that illustrates the only limit for Hyper Horology is one’s own imagination for those who choose to build their own trail, to show what happens when rules are rewritten and creativity is freed.
With a case, bezel, and crown that was constructed from this pure-white, high-tech material, MCF blends lightness with strength to transform the 42mm timepiece into a new work of art.
MCF is made of 99.95 percent silica and is manufactured using the Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) process, which allows for more freedom of play, new possibilities, and the creation of intricate designs thanks to its sturdy structure, which is 2.5 times lighter than ceramic and 13% lighter than SMC carbon.
Roger Dubuis designed the material to be robust and extremely resistant to UV, artificial and natural light, while the addition of pigments intensifies the whiteness. To keep with the all-white theme, a white rubber strap is the ideal finishing touch to this eye-catching timepiece.
The Excalibur Monobalancier captures the two sides of the integrated Manufacture, infusing the legacy of horological excellence with a daringly revolutionary approach. One of the proudest instances of this is the skeleton automatic monobalancier.
The RD820SQ caliber boasts a skeleton micro rotor reduced to its rigorous essence at 11 o’clock, with a visible view of its self-winding movement held directly on the distinctive Roger Dubuis star. Its structure guarantees the watch winds correctly to guarantee 60 hours of power reserve, and it was specifically built to be as efficient as a full-size rotor. Only a few people have mastered the art of making a rotor in such a compact size and inside the trademark skeleton.
Sealed with the prestigious Poinçon de Genève, with every one of the components carefully finished by hand at the Manufacture in Geneva, this impressive feat of creative engineering is much like any masterpiece and therefore limited to 88 pieces only.
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