Tremendous expressive. Hypermechanical. tremendous technical. Roger Dubuis presents his first two masterpieces in black ceramic. Daring to tackle a fabric mentioned to be terribly tough to tame, the Maison is proud to current the fruits of its radical craftsmanship: luminous ceramic editions of the Excalibur Double Tourbillon and Excalibur Monobalancer. Each ultra-durable and hyper-expressive, the intriguing ceramic bins are a testomony to the Maison’s willpower to grasp hyper-modern supplies whereas demonstrating its expertise for reinventing a traditional. Welcome to the brand new period of black.
The Conquest of Ceramics
As a testomony to the Home’s technical and horological superiority, Roger Dubuis ceramic is an all-black materials 4 instances more durable than chrome steel. It was designed to accompany the world’s bravest Forerunners. Wherever your subsequent adventures take you, this materials will stand up to the extremes of in the present day, tomorrow and the day after.
Though ceramics are already broadly utilized in watchmaking, Roger Dubuis’ ceramic timepieces function an entire vary of actual feats that adhere to a key precept: by no means compromising on the home’s signature form. Recreating the precise mannequin desired has been made potential due to the whole overhaul of the manufacturing course of, a problem reserved for many who should not afraid. This can be a first in watchmaking, as ceramic circumstances are usually designed to adapt to the fabric. Not with Roger Dubuis. Remodeling the uncooked ceramic materials into a particular field requires distinctive expertise, because the manufacturing course of takes ten instances longer than that of his different items. Solely the bravest, most dedicated and most skilled dare to tackle such a mission.
The transformation begins with a powder combination of zirconium oxide mixed with 3% stabilizing yttrium that offers it its hyper-resistant hardness. With dedication and willpower, the extremely expert engineers start by turning these powders right into a clean after which subjecting them to a machining course of six instances slower than regular. Though important, the next steps, sintering and warmth therapy, require as much as 48 hours. However a Roger Dubuis watch should stand out for its distinctive technical and aesthetic qualities. For that reason, the ending of this infinitely arduous materials is completed by hand, a closing step that requires the utmost ability and meticulousness. And it is well worth the effort: the result’s a case extremely proof against every day scratches and an invariably intense black end.
Refusing to fade and lose depth over time, Roger Dubuis’ luminous black ceramic embodies the encounter of utmost sturdiness and excessive expressiveness in a single timepiece.
A double tourbillon clad in black
Pushed by their obsession to form the way forward for Hyper HorlogerieTM, in 2021 the Manufacture created a sublimated model of the Excalibur Double Tourbillon. Right now Roger Dubuis introduces his new model in vibrant black ceramic.
Excalibur Black Ceramic © Roger Dubuis
Housed on this new ceramic case, Caliber RD108, with its signature pair of tourbillons, is a masterpiece of precision and a real feat of engineering. Each tourbillons have been rebuilt with lighter supplies and an improved differential for max energy switch. The result’s an optimized energy reserve of 72 hours, the proper time to overlook your look ahead to the weekend.
Caliber RD108 © Roger Dubuis
The caliber additionally positive factors in transparency and 3D reduction due to Roger Dubuis’s star, which soars weightlessly above the mainspring barrel. The clear, pure traces of the 45mm case and motion reinforce the mannequin’s robust visible id and provides it a sharper look. This aesthetic dynamism is bolstered by the precision-crafted decorations, stamped with the Poinçon de Genève, one of the demanding certifications in fantastic watchmaking.
Extraordinarily sturdy and expressive, the model new variant of the Excalibur Double Tourbillon is launched with a luminous black ceramic case, a fabric with extremely excessive scratch resistance. A black calfskin strap, customizable with the QRS quick-release system, completes the spectacular aesthetic of this new all-black timepiece, restricted to simply 28 items.
The important black steadiness wheel
Throughout Watches & Wonders 2022, Roger Dubuis offered his new model Excalibur Monobalancier, improved with a number of mechanical and aesthetic enhancements. However that was simply the prelude to the primary occasion. Right now, the Maison proudly presents the Excalibur monobalance in vibrant black ceramic.
Excalibur Black Ceramic © Roger Dubuis
For the daring, the reckless and the fanatic in search of the newest watch in a brand new high-tech materials, this Roger Dubuis mannequin is a must have. In reality, it is a must-have for all Hyper Horlogerie™ followers. Escapement wheel, lever, micro-rotor, inertia of the steadiness wheel, pallets… Our engineers and visionary watchmakers have multiplied its technical enhancements to convey the efficiency of the automated caliber RD 720SQ to the height and enhance the facility reserve at 72 hours. Reinterpreted in a recent type, the 42mm watch options clear traces and a sharply notched, fluted bezel, whereas the signature star evolves to drift freely above the barrel.
Caliber 720SQ © Roger Dubuis
This slant in direction of modernity is especially evident within the resolutely contrasting decorations that spotlight their expressive nature – sandblasted surfaces, satin results and polished corners – all completed with the distinguished Poinçon de Genève. A black embossed calfskin strap with the patented QRS quick-release system ensures absolute personalization and goes completely with the brand new attribute black case.
Combining excessive sturdiness, expressiveness and radical know-how, the brand new Excalibur Monobalancier Black Ceramic Version proves that the home has mastered probably the most trendy and avant-garde technical supplies to perfection. A timepiece firmly rooted in its time.
By housing two of its iconic calibers in a ceramic case that replicates the signature form of the Maison’s timepieces, Roger Dubuis cements his unequalled virtuosity and talent to fulfill the boldest of challenges. The brand new black ceramic masterpieces affirm that the Maison is shaping the watchmaking aesthetic of tomorrow, however rather more: it embodies it. As a result of Roger Dubuis persistently delivers probably the most thrilling Hyper Horlogerie™ expertise.