January 13, 2013

SIHH 2013 Roger Dubuis Excalibur 42 Chronograph

SIHH 2013 Excalibur 42 Chronograph
Press Release for the upcoming SIHH 2013 later this month:
  The chronograph fosters the idea that a watch can be worn as an elegant way of improving achievement. With its sporting spirit and refined design, the Excalibur 42 Chronograph with a blue dial is sold exclusively in the Roger Dubuis boutiques. It is a superb example of beautiful watchmaking designed for increased comfort and performance. It is powered by the new RD681 automatic movement with a Roger Dubuis iconic micro-rotor. 
  As part of the sporting and decorative aspect of the new Excalibur 42 collection, the Excalibur 42 Chronograph raises the world of chronographs towards the era of elegance. This model uses its generous 42 mm diameter to proclaim its watchmaking pedigree whilst underlining its special identity. Its dynamic personality as well as its mechanism respects the codes of the Excalibur line: the triple horns attaching the bracelet, the immediately identifiable fluted bezel and the slender Roman numerals. It has the character and the hint of extravagance that distinguish it from comparable watches in the universe of Fine Watchmaking.
The chronograph makes an immediate impression of robustness, with a touch of daring that becomes a recognisable sign. Its firmly 
masculine, sporting appeal is reinforced by a straight-line design.
  Readability is the primary requirement for its functions: its principal dial together with the chronograph dials – 30 minutes at 3 o'clock and small seconds at 9 o'clock – and the applied Roman numerals, create a symphony in blue and white. The date in a window at 6 o'clock is in perfect symmetry with the other indicators and catches the eye with its expressive power. Other features are based on technology. 
  The Excalibur 42 Chronograph conceals treasures of ingenuity in its mechanisms. Its elegant steel case houses the new RD681 automatic chronograph movement with a micro-rotor. Designed, developed and produced in the Roger Dubuis Manufacture, this calibre of 280 components combines aesthetic quality with performance. Employing the most advanced production techniques, it meets all the requirements of Fine Watchmaking: it is certified by COSC, the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute, and is stamped with the prestigious Hallmark of Geneva.


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