The contemporary Swiss watchmaker returns to Camelot for a statement-making timepiece limited to 28 pieces.
Known for watches that go beyond the ordinary, Roger Dubuis’ Excalibur Knights of the Round Table III hyperwatch once again draws on the power of the sword to showcase the brand’s mastery of fine watchmaking.
Called a “forceful new interpretation of the legend of King Arthur’s Excalibur”, the timepiece is inspired by the island where the sword is said to have been forged — Avalon. It features the low poly-sculpted knights pink gold in pink gold gathered around a dramatic blue enamel table.
As with Excalibur Knights of the Round Table I and II, the 12 knights indicate the hours. The technique employed to sculpt them, low poly art, originated in the videogame world, where it’s used to create 3D models and showcases the brand’s commitment to “disruptive materials and progressive complications”. The redesigned knights are highly detailed, the result of the hours of hand finishing that goes into their creation. They point their swords at the Avalon-inspired table, which craftsmen spend hours sculpting from solid blue enamel blocks.
Roger Dubuis says each dial takes a full 45 hours to create. It’s framed by a 45mm case with a solid caseback, fluted 18K pink gold bezel and matching crown. A matching blue alligator strap completes the timepiece.
Inside, it runs on the in-house developed self-winding Calibre RD 821 movement, which promises a power reserve of 48 hours.
As with the knights, every detail of the movement is hand-finished according to the traditional criteria governing the prestigious Hallmark of Geneva.
Combining ancient myth with 21st century art form, the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Knights of the Round Table III is limited to 28 pieces.
A revival of the model recalls a time of watchmaking innovation with just the right amount of contemporary styling.