Roger Dubuis is among the first watch brands offering a sneak peek at its new timepieces debuting at the upcoming Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in January in Geneva. In this case, it’s the Excalibur Quatuor Cobalt MicroMelt, the first wristwatch with a case made of cobalt chrome. In this latest, colorful interpretation of the 48mm Excalibur Quatuor, the gleaming cobalt chrome MicroMelt elements contrast with the blue PVD-coated movement barrel cage and bridges, as well as the dial, hour-marker and alligator leather strap.
Roger Dubuis then adds red and white accents to the printed speedometer-style minute track, the white gold skeleton hands with SuperLuminova-filled red tips, as well as the red strap stitching. The Quatuor’s unique functionality, whereby four separate free-sprung balances and five differentials conspire (via resonance) to immediately balance any fluctuations in rate, remains as impressive as ever in this new high-tech jacket. The hand-wound 590-component RD101 Quatuor movement beats at frequency of 16 Hz (115,200 vph) hums like the first Excalibur Quatuor watch — introduced at SIHH 2014.
The Roger Dubuis Excalibur Quatuor Cobalt MicroMelt watch is priced at 390,000CHF and will be limited to just 8 pieces and one will be dedicated to a U.S. customer.