Following the racing theme set by the new Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Pirelli Skeleton Automatic collection -the result of the partnership between Pirelli and Roger Dubuis-, comes the new Roger Dubuis Roger Dubuis Excalibur Crawl Carbon Metal framework Flying Tourbillon featuring an oversized case measuring 45 milimeter in height in black DLC Titanium Carbon with highly diverse red accents throughout the bezel, crown, strap and face. While this watch is not part of the Roger Dubuis Pirelli collection, it is for sure inspired by auto racing and its ultra sporty look is simply perfect.
The skeletonized dial features a honeycomb nylon uppers design much in line with the pattern found on many sports cars’ grills right in between the actual baseplate and the bridges. This carbon fine mesh allows for full view from front to back of the manual twisted calibre powering this work of art. Equipped with a flying tourbillon at the bottom from the dial and a skeletonized mainspring barrel with the iconic Excalibur astral design on its supporting bridge, the new Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Carbon dioxide Skeleton Flying Tourbillon is ultra nice and very race inspired looking. The flying tourbillon at 7 o’clock is rimmed by a speedometer-like seconds counter complete with auto-inspired pointers, a cool nod to racing car cockpits and with a car in the style of a Celtic cross. A red flange in the same hue as all other features and skeletonized black PVD gold hands with red tips and supeluminova, round out the particular racing inspired look of this new wristwatch.
The case style stays true to the cues of the Excalibur line with its round shape, triple lugs and fluted bezel. The tripartite 45 mm case features a dark carbon graduated bezel and case back and the partially skeletonized titanium middle case that has been vulcanized with a red rubber. The fixed carbon managed to graduate bezel features red rectangles and while typically the readability in the numbers is actually somewhat poor, the finish on the material is really nice along with carbon fiber layers like those on the Panerai Luminor Carbotech. The case ensures water resistance in order to 50 feets. The overhead just like the rest of the case is made of black DLC titanium and also vulcanized together with red rubberized. The Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider And also carbon Skeleton Traveling Tourbillon will be delivered on a bi-material red-colored strap using black plastic base as well as red RubberTech fabric engraven with reddish contrast sewing. The band is secured by a dark-colored DLC titanium folding clasp.
The beating heart inside this impressive Roger Dubuis Excalibur Index Carbon Skeletal framework Flying Tourbillon is the manual wound calibre RD509SQ featuring multi-layered co2 baseplate, mainplate and connections, making it doubly light because brass, this movement includes a carbon honeycomb décor layer between the plate and the links. This under one building manual ended movement composed of 179 parts and 20 jewels, provides a power reserve of 90 hours while defeating at a frequency of 21, 600 vph. The movement is fully skeletonized using the signature touches of Roger Dubuis having inner Astral-décor and with the tourbillon carriage in the shape of any Celtic cross.