Roger Dubuis Excalibur Automatic Skeleton Carbon

written by YWH team 8 September 2016
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Automatic Skeleton Carbon
Quick specs Roger Dubuis Excalibur Automatic Skeleton Carbon
Price: € 66.700 | $ 63,100 | approx. £ 45,500
Size: 42 mm
Reference: RDDBEX0508
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Skeleton watches are the main specialty of Roger Dubuis and every single watch produced is stamped by the Poinçon de Genève. So, the same for his Roger Dubuis Excalibur Automatic Skeleton Carbon. But as most Roger Dubuis’ models feature a tourbillon or even a double tourbillon, this one isn’t.

The skeleton calibre with skeleted micro-rotor (self-winding mechanical RD820SQ) is charcoal grey rhodium-plated with a circular-grained plate. It takes 530 hours of manufacturing, including 170 hours devoted to the Poinçon de Genève. One of RD’s unique selling points.

The production process for the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Automatic Skeleton Carbon is 40% longer to ensure its Poinçon de Genève stamp

Roger Dubuis notably devotes 40% longer production times to ensure that all its Poinçon de Genève timepieces are worthy to bear the guarantee of exclusivity, origin, know-how, performance and durability. Mind you, from the 20 million watches produced in Switzerland each year, only 24,000 bear the Hallmark of Geneva. RD says that the techniques and materials that are used guarantee the movement a virtually unlimited lifespan. Great, when you spend more than 60,000 euro’s or dollars on a watch.

The Roger Dubuis Excalibur Automatic Skeleton Carbon is the entry level of the Excalibur series and made of SMC carbon. This sheet moulding compound makes it twice as hard and twice as light as steel. And it gives the case a rather rugged and sporty and less classic look. To be honest: even thought this is the entry level one, we love it the most.

technical data Roger Dubuis Excalibur Automatic Skeleton Carbon
Roger Dubuis RD820SQ | Automatic | Diameter: 16’’’ | Thickness: 6.38 mm | Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz) | Jewels: 35 | Parts: 167 | Rhodium plated | Skeleted micro-rotor | Poinçon de Genève | Hours, minutes | Power-reserve: 60 hours
Case & dial:
42 mm | Carbon SMC (sheet moulding compound) | Skeleton dial | Water-resistant up to 30 meters / 3 bar
Black genuine alligator or rubber | Black DLC titanium adjustable folding clasp
Price Roger Debuis Excalibur Automatic Skeleton Carbon:
€ 66.700 | $ 63,100 | approx. £ 45,500

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