King Arthur is the figure at the heart of the Arthurian legend but the Knights of the Round Table play an important part in the story and legend of King Arthur. In 2013, the high-end Swiss watch brand, Roger Dubuis presents a limited edition version of the Excalibur watch called the Table Ronde, as evocation of this famous story.
This stunning watch features 12 solid gold engraved figurines of Arthurian knights with their swords to represent the hours like they were escorting the watch hands. The characters are in 18k pink gold and each is slightly different. In illegible “olde” English are written names of the knights on the periphery of the table. The figurines are placed around the dial that depicts the round table of King Arthur. The “table” is a hand-painted enamel reproduction of an actual table that hangs in Winchester, England. The design displayed on the Winchester Round Table dates from 1552 and was made to impress the visiting Emperor Charles V.
The case measures 45 mm in diameter, is manufactured from rose gold and houses an automatic mechanical RD822 movement. Limited to only 88 pieces, Roger Dubuis Excalibur Table Ronde Watch will be presented in the upcoming annual Salon of Haute Horlogerie SIHH 2013.