By Lifestyle Editor
Pictures Courtesy of Roger Dubuis
At the golden dawn of the Lunar New Year, Roger Dubuis ignites its tourbillon craftsmanship once more, delivering a bold flourish of creativity inspired by the Year of the Dragon. This legendary sign of the zodiac places strength in the ascendance and transforms time into an era of great power.
An emphatic moment to introduce the Excalibur Dragon Monotourbillon.
Just as the dragon is believed to rule the motions of water, Roger Dubuis has unleashed its own waves of watchmaking innovation, delivered through a design of emblematic freedom. From the aesthetics to the performance, this is a timepiece where expression takes over, and where the Maison’s unrestrained spirit is most beautifully brought to life.
Follow the dance, as we reveal complexity, artistry, and symbolism all in one Hyper Horology™ unveiling.
Awakening the Dragon
The Excalibur Dragon Monotourbillon is a tribute to the Lunar New Year and encompasses the renowned Dragon traits of intelligence, charisma, and confidence. This has been achieved by depicting the fearless creature with an assured conceptual rhythm, leaving room for interpretation, and inviting the wearer to set their imagination free.
While the previous Excalibur Dragon released in 2020 delivered a true resemblance of the dragon’s mythical form, this new Monotourbillon takes a more abstract approach. After all, nothing in life is ever absolute!
With its usual commitment to excellence, Roger Dubuis has skilfully crafted the dragon using 27 individual pieces of brass – each embellished with black lacquer on the sides and a pink gold treatment on the polished top surface. In typically inventive style, the pieces are set on 25 different levels, producing a 3D vision that is full of volume and vitality.
Turn the watch over and the same flowing dragon appears – this time metallised on the inside of the caseback’s sapphire crystal. Precisely matching the view from the front, this stunning addition gives the dragon full power, no matter which side you are looking from.