KNIGHT TIME

Roger Dubuis puts it on the table.

The Peak (Malaysia) - - Contents -

The lat­est it­er­a­tion of the Roger Dubuis Knights of the Round Table watch is a mas­ter­ful blend of tra­di­tional and avant garde.

With the name of Roger Dubuis’ main col­lec­tion be­ing Ex­cal­ibur, you can bet it was only a mat­ter of time that some­one de­manded that Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table join the quest for horol­ogy ex­cel­lence. The watch you see here is the third in­car­na­tion of the brand’s famed Knights of the Round Table watches that are def­i­nitely con­ver­sa­tion starters. Never mind the mas­sive 45mm Ex­cal­ibur case with a fluted 18K pink gold bezel and match­ing crown, the dial lit­er­ally has all 12 knights sur­round­ing a round table. This time around, Roger Dubuis has de­cided to bring some moder­nity to an age-old folk­lore by hav­ing the 12 three-di­men­sional sculp­tures done in a low poly style. Tra­di­tion­ally, this low polyg­o­nal art was used in video games as it helped achieve a high ren­der speed. How­ever, putting this tech­nique into a haute hor­logerie piece like this one def­i­nitely shows that Roger Dubuis is not afraid to com­bine tra­di­tion with moder­nity to achieve its de­sired re­sult.

The Avalon-in­spired ‘table’ of this watch is sculpted from solid blue enamel blocks, a process re­quir­ing con­sid­er­able dex­ter­ity and many pa­tient hours of crafts­man­ship. Each dial takes about 45 hours to make. This stun­ning work of art is pow­ered by Roger Dubuis’ in-house Cal­i­bre RD 821 that, un­for­tu­nately, can’t be viewed from the solid case­back. How­ever, just like all the pieces within the Roger Dubuis col­lec­tion, it is cer­ti­fied with the Poinçon de Genève, or Hall­mark of Geneva, which re­quires ev­ery de­tail of the move­ment is hand-fin­ished ac­cord­ing to the tra­di­tional cri­te­ria.

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