Made of Damascus titanium, the latest interpretation of the iconic Knights of the Round Table collection from Roger Dubuis offers a stunning combination of contemporary craftsmanship and technical savoir-faire.
Powered by Calibre RD821 and fitted with a vintage grey red-stitched calf leather strap, the new Excalibur Knights of the Round Table collection is a daring demonstration of the Maison’s exceptional expertise, passion for challenges and obsession with reinventing iconic legends. It sets an incredible stage for the fabled knights micro-sculpted by hand, while reinventing the ancient art of Damascus steel through a Damascus titanium alloy worked in a technically and aesthetically innovative manner.
Twice as light as steel yet 30% more resistant, this material is totally biocompatible. Starting from a block of Damascus titanium, the case and bezel are machined and then dipped in an acid bath designed to reveal the inimitable pattern. This exclusive treatment, combined with the Haute Horlogerie decorative techniques applied to the 45 mm case of this model, represents a novel approach for Roger Dubuis.
So as to preserve the singular allure of the raised Damascus motif, the Maison’s watchmakers opted for a variety of refined techniques.
Well-accustomed to performing movement decorations meeting the rigorous Hallmark of Geneva criteria, they opted to implement them here on the watch exterior.
These subtle finishing touches notably include delicate straight-graining creating an appealing matt finish on the case sides; brushing that enhances the smooth look and touch of the curving lugs; as well as extremely precise hand-chamfering using a variety of files. The result is a series of straight and flat angles such as no machine could ever hope to achieve.
Its 3D dial features an outstanding display of craftsmanship skills including a stunning combination of dark grey enamel, white gold and Murano glass. The dial structure is composed of white gold and dark grey enamel, creating the perfect stage-setting for the crafted Knights of the Round Table. Cast in pink gold and just 7mm high, each knight is meticulously micro-sculpted, engraved and finished by hand. They represent striking examples of Low Poly Art, a singular technique in which polygonal facets are used to create sculptures or painting.
Each sword represents an hour. The case-back is engraved with their famous oath of allegiance to King Arthur: “Around this table, the bravest knights will gather as equals. They will set forth in search of adventure, righting wrongs, protecting the weak and humbling the proud”.
Model: Excalibur Knights of the Round Table Damascus titanium
Damascus titanium case, bezel, crown and case back
Glass in sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 5 BAR (50 m)
3D dial with white gold and dark grey enamel blocks and red Murano glass
LowPoly knights hand-sculpted in 18K pink gold
Calibre RD821 caliber, automatic self-winding, engraved 22K pink gold oscillating weight
Poinçon de Genève certified
Decorations: Rhodium-plated plate and bridges with circular “Côtes de Genève”and circular graining decorations
Number of parts: 172 components
Diameter: 12 1/2
Frequency: 4 Hz (28’800 vph)
Power-reserve: 48 hours
Vintage grey calf strap with red stitching
Buckle: Stainless steel, double folding buckle
Limited to 28 pieces
Poinçon de Genève