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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Exciting Excalibur: Roger Dubuis Excalibur 42

Roger Dubuis is a brand which gets many a watch aficianado tense with anticipation and excitement and the Excalibur collection is a perfect example of all that embodies Roger Dubuis.

Its 45mm and 36mm models are joined by the 42mm version with a new interpretation of the line’s signature codes. With the design more refined than the earlier 45mm version, the new 42mm version retains the distinctive features of the Excalibur line: triple strap-attachment horns, an immediately identifiable fluted bezel, and stretched Roman numerals. It also keeps its unique character and touch of extravagance. The Excalibur 42 watch is available in three versions: Automatic, Automatic Jewellery and Automatic Precious Dial.

The four models feature over-sized transfer Roman numerals  in the centre of a sunburst satin-finish dial on a silvered or grey background.The hours and minutes are read on the principal dial, while the small seconds are displayed in a round counter at 9 o’clock, a signature of the exclusive new movement of the Roger Dubuis RD620.

The slick case, in steel or pink gold, is enhanced by a silvered or anthracite flange and by pink gold or rhodium-coated appliques. The whole design extends gracefully into the genuine alligator strap, hand-sewn with a folding buckle in steel or pink gold.

Excalibur with diamonds

Roger Dubuis has also created special versions of the Excalibur 42 with unique dials featuring precious materials. Perhaps a little over the top for most male tastes, but no doubt a big hit with the ladies, these are a limited series of 188 pieces, their pink or white gold cases are complemented by a black strap of handsewn,genuine alligator leather, and are fitted with the extraordinary RD622 movement.

The four Excalibur 42 Automatic Jewellery models are: a white or pink gold case, a sunburst satin-finish dial, a bezel that sparkles with 36 diamonds (approx. 2.09 carats) and a folding buckle set with 17 diamonds (approx. 0.12 carats).

The genuine alligator straps are available in various colours to appeal to both men and women. As with all Roger Dubuis watches, the Excalibur 42 Automatic Jewellery carries the Geneva Seal.

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