Hyper horology comes in many forms. Roger Dubuis used different approaches and materials to create an ultra-light or ultra-robust watch. the brand is approaching the scene of hyper horology through the use of exclusive materials and the artistry of micro-sculpting. You will obviously recognize that in their timepiece, the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Knights of the Round Table.
The theme of this timepiece is based around the mythical knights in the fellowship of King Arthur. Roger Dubuis has taken the latest iteration of the Knights of the Round Table to new heights. It present the codes of chivalry, equality and the expectation to be the best form of themselves and others.
Roger Dubuis Knights under Murano Glass
Through the usage of modern craftsmanship, the 12 handmade knights around the dial are unique in their posture, armoury, weapons and shield. It took one and a half year to master. Positioned around a puzzle of glass pieces, the knights are ready to fight whatever challenges them.
In this imagined scene, the knights are preparing to defend themselves against the upcoming danger. Roger Dubuis settled the knights against a transparent blood red flange made from precious Murano glass. The brand used the same material to create the shiny black texture of the dial. Furthermore, the chosen colours of the Murano glass contrast beautifully against the 45mm 18k pink gold case.
From the broken up center of the dial of the Roger Dubuis Knights of the Round Table, the hands emerge to tell the time. The hands are definitely not the first thing you look at when you see this piece. The displayed scene is what grabs the observer’s attention first. To further enhance the view on it, Roger Dubuis has lifted the 18k pink gold bezel from the monobloc case of the same material with a sapphire ring.
Stunning visual experience
The crown of the watch features a stunning visual experience, resembling the guard of a sword making it look as if it is stuck inside the watch. Just like the Excalibur sword was stuck in a stone before being pulled out by Arthur.
Poinçon de Genève in the Roger Dubuis Excalibur
Behind the sapphire caseback, the owner can observe the handcrafted and meticulously finished automatic movement. The movement bears the Poinçon de Genève, one of the most exclusive certifications in the world of horology. Finally, Dubuis modified the rotor to feature two circular layers of tilted pyramid shapes. These shapes resemble the appearance of castle-stained glass.
Around the exhibition caseback the sentence “Around this table, the bravest knights will gather as equals. They will set forth in search of adventure, righting wrongs, protecting the weak and humbling the proud.” In this you can read that it honours the mythical sentiment of this hyper horology timepiece.
Limited to 28 pieces
All in all the Roger Dubuis Knights of the Round Table combines horological craftsmanship, artistic mastery and unbridled creativity. Roger Dubuis created a timepiece that truly deserves being considered hyper horology. As one certainly can imagine, only a few will have the opportunity to own this artistic masterpiece. Only 28 pieces will be made.