Excalibur Spider Carbon Automatic Skeleton

Excalibur Spider Carbon Automatic Skeleton

May 27, 2018

Roger Dubuis takes innovation to the next level with the revolutionary introduction of carbon to its iconic Excalibur Spider concept with the Excalibur Spider Carbon Automatic Skeleton. 

Perpetually on the lookout for original technical developments and unusual aesthetic options, Roger Dubuis has acquired an international reputation as an avant-garde maison, a ‘serial innovator’ with a dynamic research-driven approach to watchmaking.

The annual unveiling of world premieres from its ever-busy innovation pipeline represents the almost ‘organic’ result of its ongoing investments in Research & Development. Backed by a dedicated in-house department and Roger Dubuis’ own full-fledged manufacture, the brand’s ‘disruptive materials and progressive complications’ mantra is forcefully expressed through its ongoing challenge to all-comers: Dare to be Rare.

The revolutionary use in watchmaking of carbon, which is twice as light as brass, is the embodiment of Roger Dubuis’ fundamental belief in the disruptive nature of innovation.

This is entirely in sync with a recent series of partnerships signed by the brand with the automotive industry, where carbon is commonly used in the very high-end racing cars that were the inspiration for these futuristic timepieces.

This is the first time however that the manufacture has allied this iconic concept with its best-selling 820SQ caliber. The combined technical expertise and aesthetic flair of the development team has masterfully ensured all the stellar transparency expected from a Roger Dubuis skeleton movement.

This approach is exemplified in the robust 45mm skeleton case of the Excalibur Spider Carbon Automatic Skeleton with its Caliber 820SQ, featuring black DLC titanium elements offset by contrasting red touches.

Such an amazing technical feat, further complicated by the skeletonized nature of the caliber, is enabled by the particularly rigid nature of carbon that results in less vibrations and enhanced precision. This model is issued as an 88-piece limited edition.

Through this avant-garde creation, Roger Dubuis once again showcases its determination to push technical boundaries and demonstrates an unswerving commitment to boldly go where no other watchmakers have gone before.