To celebrate the grand opening of the Roger Dubuis boutique in the MixC at Shenzhen bay, the Maison presents the Excalibur Knights of the Round Table Chinese Zodiac limited edition watch.
This timepiece is inspired by the 12 animal heads from the Chinese ancient culture. The watch also draws inspiration from the closely connected 12 Earthly Branches, the 12 zodiac animals, Bagua and other traditional Chinese elements, coming together to reinterpret the secrets of time.
The Excalibur Knights of the Round Table Chinese Zodiac incorporates traditional Chinese chronological signs with unmatched micro sculpture craftsmanship, bringing to life a contemporary sculpted masterpiece with microscopic gold engraving technique. Every single detail of these two ancient sacred symbols has been redefined: the textures of the hairs, feathers, scales or eyelids.
Featuring the in-house RD821-6 automatic caliber with 24 hours mechanism, each traditional Chinese time unit corresponds to two hours and covers two zodiac signs. This exactly conforms to the timekeeping method of the 12 Earthly Branches in ancient China. For instance, “zi” in ancient times indicated the period between 23:00pm and 01:00am, while here its Chinese character corresponds to this time interval on the dial. The 12 zodiac animals and trigrams are forged with 18K pink gold, finished with patina to emphasize contrasts.
The 45mm Excalibur Knights of the Round Table Chinese Zodiac is limited to 12 pieces.