Out-of-the-box thinking and unorthodox artistic inspiration render Roger Dubuis a unique industry prominence. For the second time, the Maison at Roger Dubuis has collaborated with fabled tattoo artist Dr. Woo to reinterpret the iconic Excalibur Monobalancier.
Transcending the tangible realms of artistic and audacious aesthetes with a profound allure for the cosmic essence, Dr. Woo’s unmissable artistic style gets reflected on an ultra-gothic allure of the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Dr. Woo Monobalancier.
This 42 mm sleek black ceramic case timepiece inks an extravagant artistic expression onto the meticulously handcrafted elements which make up this 28-piece limited edition timepiece.
Unleashing A New Level Of Creativity
Following the 2021 release of the inceptive collation between Dr. Woo and Roger Dubuis, the newly introduced Excalibur Dr. Woo Monobalancier highlights Roger Dubui’s pleasures of seeking inspiration from the unexpected.
Who would imagine that a collaboration between a Swiss watchmaker and an LA Based tattoo artist would yield some of the most radical timepieces that money can buy?
Futuristic designs, innovative material technologies, handcrafted horological perfection as well as a no-holds-barred attitude to its creations is an omnipresent trends at Roger Dubuis. With the new Excalibur Dr. Woo Monobalancier, Roger Dubuis has found the ultimate canvas for its creative expression.
The ceramic surfaces and intricate elements of the Excalibur Monobalancier caliber exhibit the artistic creativity of a legendary tattoo artist. Before we delve deep into this stunning interpretation of haute horlogerie excellence, let us learn about the man himself.
Who is Dr. Woo And Why Is He Important?
Brian Woo, aka Dr. Woo, is an LA-based tattoo artist whose intricate single-needle fine-line designs grace the skins of superstar celebrities which include Justin Bieber, Drake, Miley Cyrus, Emilia Clarke, and Tom Felton to name a few.
His minimalist, monochrome, and realistic tattoo artworks have carved a niche and have earned him millions of followers across the world. If you wish for his ink on your skin, then you are going to have to wait in a long line. Who knows waiting lists better than we watch nerds?
When talking about the watch, Dr. Woo says, “Within this design, we were able to contemplate the way time moves in our galaxy, as our own Solar General Information System is such an incredible place of enduring rhythms and shifting patterns. With their one-of-a-kind Hyper Horology approach, Roger Dubuis delivered a truly powerful and innovative platform for our creativity to flow.”
When The Worlds Of Watchmaking And Tattoo Art Collide
The centerpiece of attention in the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Dr. Woo Monobalancier is undoubtedly the dial. Marrying an allure of cosmic aesthetics with traditional watchmaking expression, the timepiece features a gold metalized Roger Dubuis astral star on its sapphire disc symbolizing the cosmic expedition of a 3D carved rocket ship at 9 o’clock.
Dr. Woo’s signature spider engraved in black on a sapphire disc is positioned between 2 and 3 o’clock. At 10 o’clock, a laser-engraved sun on the micro-rotor takes a fiery vision and attains a constant motion inspired by the movement of the wearer’s wrist.
Embellished Dr. Woo’s delicate art, spinning earth at 4 o’clock completes 3.6 rotations per day as it spins once every 6 hours and 40 minutes.
A crescent moon at 8 o’clock completes the cosmic vision on the dial side. It reveals the inner workings of the balance spring of the Excalibur Monobalancier Caliber automatic RD720SQ movement. The caliber with its diamond-coated silicon escapement wheel and pallet-stones ensures an impressive power reserve of 72 hours.
The cosmic theme is omnipresent in the backstage aesthetics as well where the inscriptions of the Sun, Earth, and Moon occur alongside Dr. Woo’s name.
A Mastery Of Materials And Mechanics
The 42mm ceramic case with its ceramic bezel and crown showcases cosmic iconography engravings in Dr. Woo’s signature artistic style. The case is paired with a calf-skin leather strap stamped with distinctive geometric symbols. It comes equipped with an ingenious quick-release system.
Powering the Excalibur Dr. Woo Monobalancier is Roger Dubui’s Iconic Excalibur Monobalancier Calibre automatic RD720SQ movement. The self-winding caliber attains an autonomy of 3 days and beats at 4Hz / 28,800 vph. This masterpiece of mechanical precision features shot-blasted and trued-up finishing and is composed of 178 parts.
The ultra-revered Poinçon de Genève certification remains a hallmark attestation of the caliber’s exceptional standard of finishing and execution.
A Celestial Art Creation For The Wrist That Goes Beyond The Ordinary
The Roger Dubuis Excalibur Dr. Woo Monobalancier is a timepiece that allows the wearer to explore an artistic universe and traverse through a galaxy of symbols. Decorated and designed around the symbolic iconography of a prominent tattoo artist from LA, this timepiece celebrates a gothic marriage of haute horlogerie, cosmic allure, and uncompromised mechanical precision.
Undoubtedly extravagant in its aesthetics and wrist presence, the Excalibur Dr. Woo Monobalancier is a surprising artistic pairing that just works!