Roger Dubuis has at all times had a robust drive to innovate, not solely in a technical but in addition in an aesthetic sense. This signifies that they should assume exterior the field in all totally different dimensions and maintain their eyes open to new supplies, but in addition new functions of present supplies. With the Excalibur Blacklight, they took the lab-grown sapphire crystals, generally used within the watch trade because the ‘jewels’ or ‘rubies’ that are positioned contained in the motion as bearings for the gears and different elements which might be vulnerable to put on, and utilized them in a totally totally different manner.
The Excalibur-collection is already identified for its closely skeletonized calibers, and Roger Dubuis performs with this facet by including tubes product of lab-grown sapphire crystals in a contrasting colour as a grid over, underneath and thru the motion. This not solely provides one other layer to the already very three-dimensional design of the watch but in addition comes with fairly an surprising characteristic; when uncovered to UV-light they may gentle up, creating a visible impact by no means seen earlier than in a wristwatch.
Roger Dubuis is making three totally different variations of the Excalibur Blacklight, all powered by caliber RD820SQ. 28 items will characteristic a pink gold case, whereas the model will make 88 items every of a model in white gold, in addition to in titanium with a black DLC coating. All three characteristic a diamond set bezel, but in addition the define of the micro-rotor are set with these treasured gem stones. Roger Dubuis has been capable of produce the sapphire crystal tubes into totally different colours, so even when they aren’t uncovered to UV-light, they add a gorgeous ingredient to the watch. While they don’t have a real operate, they make an in any other case very severe watch a bit extra playful. Despite its avant-garde design is the Excalibur Blacklight made with conventional craftsmanship, as additionally this mannequin is awarded the coveted ‘Geneva Seal’.