January 24, 2016
A molded carbon case for the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Automatic Skeleton? Yes please. As if last year’s absolutely killer lineup of skeleton watches from Roger Dubuis wasn’t enough, 2016 will see the launch of this incredible piece. A quick rewind: last year, Roger Dubuis launched its first non-tourbillon skeleton timepiece, powered by its first-ever skeletonized movement with automatic caliber. It was produced in rose gold, and you can see it right here. The model you see here and now is the same watch, except housed in a 42mm sheet molded carbon fiber case.
The Caliber RD820-SQ (SQ for “squelette”, or “skeleton”), is designed and built from the ground up as a skeleton caliber (as opposed to being skeletonized after the fact). It is powered by a micro-rotor, visible in the upper left section part of the caliber. The prominent “5-pointed star” design of the bridges completes the killer look.