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Roger Dubuis cre­ates an ex­cit­ing fan­tasy world once again at this year’s Watches & Won­ders ex­hi­bi­tion

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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.

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