Roger Dubuis, Swiss master luxury watchmakers specialising in extraordinary skeleton calibres, presents the stunningly exquisite and feminine Excalibur Broceliande as boutique for the benefit of discerning fine watch lovers in the UAE. The Broceliande range, named after the fabled enchanted forest of the Arthurian Legend is a stunning triumph of watchmaking mastery and technical genius, qualities that set Roger Dubuis apart as an haute horlogerie leader.
Drawing on these fabled narratives the designers and movement development engineers of the Manufacture Roger Dubuis have collaborated in unprecedented ways with gem-setting experts in creating a poetic trilogy of creations based on the ivy leaf theme, which were first revealed at SIHH 2015.
In a subtle alliance between reined techniques and sophisticated aesthetics, Manufacture Roger Dubuis literally entwines its skeleton-work skills with its instinct for fascinating and original jewellery-inspired creations. A recurrent theme in the natural world as well as in literature and mythology, ivy is believed to symbolise powerful emotional attachment, as well as faithfulness and eternity. As such, it is an ideal emblem of the commitment to honouring women consistently demonstrated by Roger Dubuis.
Offering a magical blend of jewellery and watchmaking expertise housed in an Excalibur case, the subtle gem-setting of the leaves ensures that they are all different, while the vines actually embrace the interior of the calibre, interlaced with its bridges. The skeleton inspiration for this ultra-feminine interpretation is drawn from the delicate lattice-work serving to support ivy as it softly and seductively winds its way along walls or fences.
In this enticingly eye-catching creation issued in an approx. 3.44-carat, 28-piece limited edition graced with either a flamboyant red or pink strap, the set pink gold case with gem-set bezel, lugs and lange frames matching red foliage composed of semi-precious stones in autumnal colours, dotted along slender gold wire ivy branches delicately set with diamonds.
Model: Excalibur Brocéliande in pink gold
Ø 42 mm, pink gold, bezel set with 60 brilliant-cut diamonds (1.09 cts approx.), lugs set with 30 brilliant-cut diamonds (0.65 cts approx.), crown set with 1 rose-cut diamond (0.42 ct approx.)
Thickness: 11.66 mm
Water resistance: 3 BAR (30 m)
Skeleton with Ivy ornaments, Ivy ornaments set with 58 brilliant-cut diamonds (0.15 cts approx.) and semi-precious gemstones, pink gold flange set with 157 brilliant-cut diamonds (0.91 cts approx.), skeleton hands in pink gold, Roger Dubuis logo metallised on the sapphire-glass
Skeleton Flying Tourbillon movement, RD505SQ
Flying Tourbillon at 7.30 (one rotation per minute), hand-wound mechanical movement, finely adjusted in six positions
Functions: Hours and minutes
Decorations: Skeleton movement, rodium-plated, circular-grained plate, “Côtes de Genève” decoration, tourbillon carriage in the shape of a Celtic cross “Poinçon de Genève” finishings
Number of parts: 179
Height: 4.28 mm
Frequency: 3Hz (21,600 vph)
Power-reserve: 60 hours
Deep ruby strap, genuine alligator, hand-stitched
Clasp: Pink gold adjustable folding clasp paved with 43 brilliant-cut diamonds (0.23 ct approx.)
349 diamonds approx
Carats: 3.44 cts of diamonds approx.
Poinçon de Genève
Available at following Roger Dubuis Boutiques in the Middle-East:
The Boulevard at Emirates Towers, Dubai Tel: +971 4 325 2211
The Galleria, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi Tel: +971 2 622 7807
Kingdom Tower, Riyadh Tel.: +966 11 211 1285