Pushing Boundaries Of Lightness: Roger Dubuis' Excalibur Monobalancier Titanium

Pushing Boundaries Of Lightness: Roger Dubuis' Excalibur Monobalancier Titanium

THM Desk
26 Sept 2023 |
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Since 1995, the maverick Swiss watchmaker Roger Dubuis has been on an unrelenting mission to shake up the world of haute horlogerie. With a restless spirit and an insatiable urge to experiment, their outrageous designs scream with extroverted flair. Now, Roger Dubuis is poised to disrupt once again with their boldest launch yet - the Excalibur Monobalancier Titanium.

Forged fully in featherweight titanium, this contemporary renegade skeletonizes the limits of possibility. Where others may play it safe, Roger Dubuis sabotages conformity at every turn. For them, audacity is the only option. With the MB Titanium they continue to push boundaries, proving that extreme lightness and dynamic design can coexist in hypnotic harmony.

Roger Dubuis' Excalibur Monobalancier Titanium

The intensely contemporary Excalibur collection has always served as Roger Dubuis' canvas for imagination. Launched in 2013, the Monobalancier models electrified with their avant-garde skeletonization showing the balance wheel in all its glory. Now, rendered fully in titanium for 2023, the MB Titanium evolves the legacy while amplifying the modernity.

Roger Dubuis' Excalibur Monobalancier Titanium Strap

By harnessing titanium's innate properties, Roger Dubuis has achieved a watch as light as a whisper yet able to withstand the demands of an intense, dynamic lifestyle. The scratch-resistant, hypoallergenic metal weighs 33% less than steel, with corrosion resistance unmatched in traditional watchmaking materials. This grants an unparalleled level of comfort on the wrist. Simultaneously, the signature Roger Dubuis flair shines through in the complex, expressive case shape and flamboyant aesthetic codes.

Roger Dubuis' Excalibur Monobalancier Titanium Watch

The challenges of working with notoriously difficult titanium are worth the reward. Despite the metal's propensity to lose shape and prove stubborn to machines, Roger Dubuis' expert watchmakers have realized their signature case design. Bezels and lugs keep their recognizable angles and contours. The visual drama remains uncompromised. SuperLuminova accents make the time easily legible both night and day.

Roger Dubuis' Excalibur Monobalancier Titanium Close-up

Even the fully integrated bracelet flows seamlessly around the wrist, thanks to shortened articulated links. Titanium creates a naturally lightweight and skin-friendly feel, while Roger Dubuis' signature quick-release system allows effortless interchangeability to suit any occasion. With the MB Titanium, Roger Dubuis strikes the perfect balance of strength, performance and comfort.

Roger Dubuis' Excalibur Monobalancier Titanium Strap

A closer look under the hood reveals how Roger Dubuis injects soul into the science of watchmaking. The RD720SQ movement captivates with technical brilliance and aesthetic flair. Skeletonization of the oscillating weight reveals the hypnotic dance of the mechanism while minimizing vibrations. Synthetic rubies reduce friction as the balance wheel tirelessly keeps time.

Roger Dubuis' Excalibur Monobalancier Titanium Parts

The skeletonized micro-rotor is a work of art. In a decade-long journey mastering miniaturization, Roger Dubuis has transformed this functional element into an integral part of the visual design. Opening up the oscillating weight skeletonizes more than just the metal - it skeletonizes preconceived notions about watchmaking itself.

Roger Dubuis' Excalibur Monobalancier Titanium Dial

A daring spirit extends to the choice of a diamond-coated silicon escapement and pallet. Silicon components are lightweight and highly resistant to shocks and magnetism. Combined with the signature large balance wheel with variable inertia, exceptional chronometric stability is assured. With a generous 72-hour power reserve, the MB Titanium becomes a seamless part of its wearer.

With the Excalibur Monobalancier Titanium, Roger Dubuis has distilled their signature spirit into its purest expression - radical, disruptive, and brazenly confident. More than just a watch, it's an ode to living life without limits. For those who resonate with that mindset, no other timepiece will suffice. Welcome to the world of Hyper Horology.