During the first day of the Watches & Wonders exhibition in Shanghai, Roger Dubuis brand presented a new glamorous watch, which was described as an “epitome of decadence”…
Named Excalibur Superbia, the new modern watch guarantees extravagance, which is reflected in its name – translated from Latin, the name Superbia means pride. Surrounded by pure hedonism, the latest Roger Dubuis model takes the horological art of placing gems to a whole new level.
The watch is created from white gold enriched with palladium, while its entire surface, including the base, case and crown, is decorated with 600 precious white diamonds and blue sapphires. According to the brand, each gem is first cut in the shape of a tetrahedron, in order to create a flawless application on the surface. In addition, each of the 238 precious stones that adorn the case got a different shape.
On average, it takes 30 minutes to create a recess for just one gemstone, which further translates into 900 hours of work for all 600. In addition, craftsmen spend another 420 hours to lay each stone.
New Roger Dubuis Excalibur Superbia hides a brand new Double Flying tourbilon mechanism, the RD108S. Inspired by the iconic mechanism launched in 2005, this mechanism is the first caliber with a double regulator that is connected to the differential and decorated with diamonds.
Finally, we must emphasize that Excalibur Superbia is unique, and its price is $858,500.