Double tourbillon is a term which resonates with intricate watchmaking techniques. Although many watch connoisseurs are familiar with the tourbillon mechanism, the double flying tourbillon is a rather new concept developed by Roger Dubuis, the only watchmaking brand which is 100% Poinçon de Genève certified.
The invention of the tourbillon in 1795 marked a new era for prestigious watchmakers. This mechanism is an addition to a watch escapement and it is designed to counter the effects of gravity when the watch is stuck in a position. The double tourbillon invented by Roger Dubuis provides an even greater accuracy than normal tourbillon mechanisms.
The Excalibur Collection
The Excalibur is a Roger Dubuis collection which combines contemporary designs and state of the art horology mechanisms with elements of traditional, Swiss watchmaking trends. A few of the Excalibur watches feature the revolutionary double tourbillon. The models of this collection represent everything that the Roger Dubuis brand stands for: powerful designs, traditional horology elements and state of the art mechanisms. The Skeleton double flying tourbillon models are exquisite displays of the daring Roger Dubuis vision.
The RDDBEX0299 Skeleton double flying tourbillon
The watches of the Excalibur collection share numerous characteristics yet they all have a distinctive main feature. The RDDBEX0299 Skeleton double flying tourbillon is probably the most luxurious model of the Excalibur collection. It is the perfect combination between classic and modern. It is characterized by a skeleton design which is embellished with 408 baguette cut diamonds.
The case has a 45mm diameter, is made of white gold and it is fully paved with diamonds which have an overall value of 19,99 carats. The case has a sapphire glass which reveals the internal mechanisms. The asymmetrical double tourbillon is designed to improve accuracy but it also brings a powerful contribution to the design of this exquisite time piece. The case is 12% thinner than previous case models and it has been redesigned to provide a better wrist comfort. The mechanism of this double tourbillon time piece features a manual wind. It has a power reserve of 48 h and a frequency of 21,600 vph A/h. The double flying tourbillon is twice as effective than single tourbillons in improving the time accuracy. It is a horological trapeze which ensures technical excellence.
The fully adjustable strap of the RDDBEX0299 Skeleton double flying tourbillon is made of a hand stitched black alligator skin and it features a deployment clasp. The luxurious appearance is completed by the 18K white gold buckle.
The Excalibur watches are exclusive time pieces and they are designed for passionate collectors. As such, most models come in limited numbers. Only 8 of the extravagant RDDBEX0299 models are available worldwide. The Excalibur Skeleton watches come in a wide variety of models, each one with a distinctive feature. Ever since the line was launched in 2005, it has constantly produces sophisticated time pieces which feature extravagant designs and perfect mechanisms. The RDDBEX0299 Skeleton is a vibrant example of the Roger Dubois dedication to quality watchmaking techniques and elegant contemporary designs. Although Roger Dubuis has experimented with various mechanisms, so far, the most effective mechanism is the revolutionary double tourbillon.