Roger Dubuis Watch Excalibur 42August 9, 2022
Presented by a trade vendor, this 2022 Roger Dubuis Excalibur comes with its original box, its manufacturer warranty card and a purchase invoice issued by the vendor will be provided. The watch’s condition appears to be within the bounds of the vendor’s ‘AA’ grading. The vendor notes the box has some marks and scratches.
The stainless steel case of this Roger Dubuis Excalibur measures 42mm in diameter and is a hive of creative watch design. The polished bezel has a unique serrated edge, whilst the elongated white Roman numerals on the sunburst blue dial – with its seconds register located in its bottom half – provide plenty of visual intrigue and curiosity. Anchored to the case via Roger Dubuis’ tri-lug system is a navy blue alligator strap, which is fitted with a stainless steel buckle.
Internally, the watch is powered by the RD830 calibre, which has a power reserve of 48 hours. Developed in-house by Roger Dubuis, this automatic movement is decorated by a 22 karat pink gold rotor and Côtes de Genève bridges.
Roger Dubuis was founded in 1995, with the brand launching the Excalibur a decade later. Creative and flamboyant, the model line blends a sporty aesthetic with stylised dressy elements.
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Scattered in this article and in the image gallery below are some images from Roger Dubuis‘ 2022 ad campaign for the Excalibur collection. I don’t know who they hired for this and other ads, but when I saw them I was like “whoa….!” The fantasy loving Tolkeinist inside of me was like “holy crap, finally a wrist watch for Middle Earth denizens.” With a name like “Excalibur” it is no surprise that they would take a fantasy-style medieval approach to the artwork for the ads. Though it was done in a way not like what you often see in the snooty and conservative world of expensive timepieces.
Over the last few years Roger Dubuis has reinvented itself a few times. I am going to spare discussing this for this topic for the second or third time, but you can read more in previous Roger Dubuis articles I wrote in 2012. The last piece I discussed was the remarkably difficult to define yet plainly cool Roger Dubuis Pulsion timepiece collection.