Roger Dubuis creates an exciting fantasy world once again at this year’s Watches & Wonders exhibition
Roger Dubuis CEO Jean-marc Pontroué
DARING TO DREAM isitors to the Watches & Wonders exhibition shouldn’t be surprised to find themselves transported to another world when they visit the Roger Dubuis booth.
The Geneva-based Swiss maison is well known for its theatrical themes that showcase its imaginative timepieces, and is set to thrill with another bold and extravagant creation at the event, which begins at the end of this month.
The curious are invited to enjoy the sensorial 3D Astral Skeleton Experience with the aid of Oculus glasses (video goggles) and imaginative astral skeleton world in order to celebrate the latest in its range of spectacular and technically savvy skeleton timepieces.
This will be the third consecutive time the celebrated Geneva-based Swiss maison has participated in Asia’s most prestigious haute horlogerie exhibition, and the company promises to create a dream-like fantasy world where skeleton-work, nature, art and watchmaking converge.
CEO Jean-marc Pontroué was thrilled at the prospect: “Building on [our] double status as the pioneer of contemporary skeleton calibre and a specialist in architectural and technical mechanics, [we’re] excited to be presenting a collection of new 2015 launches in Asia. [We will] also be premiering the Excalibur Star of Infinity—a model every bit as generous and dazzling as its name implies.”
The hand-wound Excalibur Star of Infinity is a limited edition (just 28 will be made), high jewellery version of the Excalibur Double Tourbillion. Encased in 15.5mm of white gold, fully paved with baguette-cut diamonds, Roger Dubuis takes this design to the next level with the dial, the skeleton, flange and star-shaped bridge set with baguettecut diamonds, which is intended to create the impression of a star in a halo of light floating in a dark sky—all that and it tells you the time, too. In total, the watch incorporates a staggering 312 baguette-cut diamonds and comprises approximately 14.93 carats. It is water-resistant to 30 metres.