In keeping with the joyous spirit of Eid, Roger Dubuis, renowned manufacturer of bespoke Swiss watches with extreme complications, is pleased to present watch lovers across the Middle East region with three fine timepieces as Boutique Exclusives to mark the occasion.
The Excalibur Knights of the Round Table II, Excalibur 42 Chronograph and the Velvet High Jewellery are all exquisite creations from the Maison's master craftsmen and will make exclusive gifts for the special man and woman over the festive season.
A stunning reiteration of the famed Excalibur Knights of the Round Table created in 2013, the 2015 reprise presents this masterful creation in a fresh new light. Designed exclusively for Roger Dubuis boutiques, the Excalibur Knights of the Round Table II is presented in a stunning new 28-piece iteration that features the 12 exquisitely engra¬ved and sculpted bronze knights positioned around a precious black jade dial.
Masterfully engraved and laden with sym¬bolism, this fresh expression of the Round Table legend adds even further weight to the evocative power of the piece. Here, in a stunning display of miniaturisation and precision, the 12 figures representing the legendary Knights of the Round Table with their swords form a perfect circle replacing traditional hour-markers. The satin white gold circular flange surrounding the centre of the dial is engraved and patinated. Great skill and patience were needed to obtain the cobblestone paving effect.
Nestled inside the 45mm white gold case beats the same valiant heart as the first edition of this masterwork, mechanical self-winding Calibre RD821 with its comfortable 48-hour power reserve. Like all Roger Dubuis timepieces, all 168 components of this calibre are hand-finished and stamped with the prestigious Poinçon de Genève, a guarantee of exclusivity, origin, expertise, performance and durability.
With its sporting spirit and refined lines, the Excalibur 42 Chronograph is a standout example of beautiful watchmaking designed for increased comfort and performance. Powered by the RD681 chronograph movement with a Roger Dubuis iconic micro-rotor, this stunning chronograph is a fine example of the sporting and decorative aspect of the new Excalibur 42 collection.
The Excalibur 42 Chronograph brings a hitherto unseen touch of elegance to the exacting world of the chronograph. The generous 42 mm diameter and svelte design proclaims its watchmaking pedigree whilst underlining its special identity. Its dynamic personality as well as its mechanism respects the codes of the Excalibur line: the triple horns attaching the bracelet, the immediately identifiable fluted bezel and the slender Roman numerals. It has the character and the hint of extravagance that distinguish it from comparable watches in the universe of Fine Watchmaking. The chronograph makes an immediate impression of robustness, with a touch of daring that becomes a recognisable sign. Its firmly masculine, sporting appeal is reinforced by a straight-line design.
An absolute stunner resplendent in pink gold, the Velvet High Jewellery is a veritable vision of beauty and style. Fully paved with diamonds, this exquisite timepiece is testimony to the unrivalled expertise of Roger Dubuis. It is a magic blend of technicality and preciousness, with 366 diamonds arranged in invisible settings that seem to magnify the precious stones that total approximately 12 carats.
A total of 135 diamonds (5.99 carats) cloak the case, mixing 24 sizes of baguette-cut diamonds, with 111 others of 50 sizes (5.25 carats) echoing them on the dial. To complete this truly exceptional piece, 2 cut-to-measure cushion diamonds of approximately 0.4 carats embellish the strap attachments and, as a final touch, the folding clasp radiates the fire of 30 diamonds (0.75 carats). The femininity, glamour and sheer sparkle of this watch places it unmistakeably in the world of the Diva.
Roger Dubuis Boutiques in the Middle-East:
The Boulevard at Emirates Towers, Dubai
The Galleria, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi
Kingdom Tower, Riyadh