Almost every luxury wristwatch that comes out touts a construction that combines a lot of precious metals and other high-end materials. The Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Carbon, however, opts to take a different route with its presentation. One look at the attractive aesthetics and you’ll likely mistake the Damascene pattern for some upscale metal.
However, to our surprise, this timepiece uses carbon composite for most of its components. Even the bracelet is fashioned from the multi-layer material and despite how it looks, this watch is deceptively lightweight. Owners who want to add little contrast can replace the strap with the extra that comes with the package. It is a black silicone with a white RubberTech inlay and red stitching. Both bracelets of the Excalibur Spider Carbon feature a titanium folding buckle.
What we have here is an open-work design that gives you a clear view of the intricate inner workings of its hand-wound movement. Additionally, within the dial at the 7 o’clock position sits an RD509SQ skeleton flying tourbillon. Meanwhile, the indices have rhodium plating with white SuperLuminova paint. Zoom in a little and you can see a honeycomb structure that fills in the open spaces.
The hour and minute hands are 18k gold with a black PVD coating. For exceptional low-light visibility, the tips feature SuperLuminova paint as well. The Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Carbon boasts a power reserve of 90 hours. The manufacturer reveals that the caliber uses 179 components. Finally, only 28 examples will be available, making it an exclusive option for those seeking an upscale timepiece.Visit Roger Dubuis for more
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