Roger Dubuis Roger Dubuis ‘released the beast’ at the 2017 Geneva International High-end Watch and Clock Fair (SIHH), and launched the brand’s world-first Excalibur Spider Carbon carbon fiber watch.
This stunning red and black two-tone model features a skeletonized case unique to the ExcaliburSpider series, with a DLC-coated titanium crown, case back and ring. The extremely lightweight but solid titanium alloy and the case’s multi-layer carbon fiber complement each other, and also subtly contrast with the vulcanized rubber coating on the ring and the red lacquer coating on the bezel.
The main plate, bridge and tourbillon upper frame of this watch are all made of carbon fiber, forming a group of lightweight and excellent timepiece structure. The honeycomb decoration of its dial is inspired by the radiator grille of the car, and here it creates a perfect stage symbolizing high technology, set off the extraordinary RD509SQ movement: this ‘Astral Skeleton’ The core operates at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour and has a power reserve of 70 hours.
The hollow-out processing of the movement makes this amazing technological innovation even more challenging. T700 carbon fiber has exceptionally strong characteristics, and can reduce vibration and improve accuracy, so it effectively facilitates this difficult task. Its ultra-thin layered structure is achieved through a complex impregnation process, and in the process it gains a number of beneficial material properties.
Compared to other carbon fibers, T700 carbon fiber has a uniformly distributed structure, which is sufficient to reduce the porosity by 8%, and can substantially reduce the weight by 30%, which is beneficial to the rotation of the tourbillon upper frame. The 10-degree angular layered carbon fiber used in the main splint and bridge of the movement has also undergone delicate and complicated manufacturing procedures, making the movement and the ring have the same pattern, which has become a fine example of expressing aesthetic effects through technical processes. The Excalibur Spider Carbon watch will be launched in a limited edition of 28 pieces. Its black rubber strap is inlaid with red RubberTech imitation industrial fabric and is secured by a DLC-coated titanium buckle, which not only holds people’s wrists lightly. , Also inspired infinite imagination. This brand’s original timepiece invites enthusiastic watch enthusiasts: dare to meet the challenge of ‘being extraordinary’ set by Roger Dubuis.
Excalibur Quatuor Cobalt Micromelt®
After mixing and filtering (to control its diameter), the powder is poured into a sealed cylinder for ‘hot isostatic pressing’ to obtain a completely compact texture. After that, it is hot-processed to form a hot-rolled rod. Processed to final specifications.
Roger Dubuis not only praises this improved material with chemical uniformity, but also appreciates the special alloys (such as the fusion of metal and nonmetal) that cannot be achieved by other technologies created by this metallurgy, and is strict Control the porosity of the material to ensure the stable quality of the special alloy.
Roger Dubuis considers technology and aesthetics from the beginning to the end, so while using such an advanced material, it also cares about the needs of watch wearers: this material is 100% biocompatible and can form a layer of protective spontaneity spontaneously. The film has high corrosion resistance; in addition, the material’s double-phase structure and carbide precipitation also make it stable and durable.
The shimmering cobalt-chrome alloy contrasts well with the barrel frame, bridge, dial, hour markers, and alligator leather strap of the blue PVD-coated movement.
Vibrant red and white are dotted with other elements: a car’s speedometer-style minute ring scale, platinum hollow hands and red needles filled with SLN fluorescent paint, and red stitching on the strap.