Founded in 1995, Roger Dubuis is at the forefront of fine watchmaking with rigorous craftsmanship standards and bold and innovative designs. As the world’s only top-of-the-line watch maker with a full line of self-made movements, it has been imprinted in Geneva. With a perfectly integrated cutting-edge production unit, using cutting-edge technology that meets the most stringent standards of the Geneva Seal, each part of the watch (including the spring of the spring) is developed and produced by itself. Today, the Watch House will bring you a limited timepiece of Roger Dubuis Excalibur series. The official model of the watch is: RDDBEX0266.
I really like Roger Dubuis’ basic chronograph movements (calibres RD 680 and RD681), eccentric micro-rotor, guide column, exquisite and beautiful. I think this RD 78 is better than the 680 and 681.
45 mm diameter round case
This watch is made of stainless steel and enlarged to a circular case with a diameter of 45 mm. The case design also adopts the classic design of the Excalibur series, with a circular arc groove bezel. The large rough lines, the black dial and large white transferred Arabic numerals have a more distinct sense of fashion and sport, and the overall visual impact is extremely strong.
Crown protection setting
The black ceramic gear crown is extremely polished and has a crown protection setting. The top is engraved with the logo of Roger Dubuis. In 2011, Roger Dubuis changed the logo of its own watch brand. This is before 2011, which is different from the current Roger Dubuis logo. Above the crown is a timing start button, which controls the start and stop of timing, and below the timing reset zero button, rectangular, easy to operate.
Adjustable folding clasp
Black alligator leather strap, hand-stitched black silk thread, fine texture processing. It complements the body of the watch. The buckle is an adjustable folding buckle made of stainless steel, which is large and full. It is very bright after polishing. It is also engraved with Roger Dubuis logo and brand English in different directions. It feels like a lithograph in art class as a child.
Moderate side case thickness
The thickness of the side case is moderate, and the brushed metal design shows a strong metal texture, which can also well cover the scratches generated during wearing. The circular beveled bezel looks more three-dimensional on the side.
Sancha lug design
The lugs are the unique three-fork lugs of Roger Dubuis brand. They are brushed to make them distinctive and highly recognizable. The slender lugs fit more closely to the wrist and are very comfortable.
Dark black lacquered dial
The dark black lacquered dial, large white transfer Roman numerals, peripheral white transfer scale and rhodium-plated insert design give a very strong visual impact. With the platinum sword shape, the minute hand is clear and clear. The chronograph second hand and the 45-minute chronograph minute dial at 3 o’clock on the dial adopt yellow hands to distinguish them. Small seconds at 9 o’clock.
RD 78 micro-rudder chronograph movement
The bottom case is made of a whole piece of sapphire crystal, and the exquisite movement can be seen at a glance. Equipped with Roger Dubuis RD 78 self-winding chronograph movement with micro-rotor. Two-button column wheel chronograph, central chronograph hands, 45-minute counter at 3 o’clock, small seconds at 9 o’clock, hours and minutes. A total of 303 precision parts and 36 jewel bearings with a thickness of 5.8 mm can provide a power reserve of 42 hours. Like all Roger Dubuis movements, this self-winding movement is engraved with the prestigious Geneva seal.
Summary: The consistently tough design style of the Excalibur series is unforgettable at first sight. This watch continues the series’ 45mm large dial, which is even more prominent. The thick large lines, black dial and bright yellow chronograph hands add a strong sporty atmosphere, which is very suitable for daily wear. This watch is limited to 280 pieces, and the current price of the watch is 225,000 RMB.