Filed under: Timepieces / Watches
Does the style of this watch kick ass or what? I've always been a fan of Roger Dubuis designs, and their relatively recent acquisition by the Richemont Group has helped them drastically improve quality. No more rushed-to-market watches. This is the newest version of their Double Tourbillon watch that was originally released back in 2005. The RD01 movement is manually wound and has two flying tourbillons that average each other out for a better accuracy rate. The dial displays the time with retrograde minutes, and the back of the watch has a power reserve indicator. There are few watches that can make a tourbillon look more sexy than this.
Roger Dubuis chose the name of the Excalibur case well. Large and in-your-face in terms of styling, the watch literally seems to yell "look at me." Depending on your style or mood, this is exactly what you want, or not what you want at all. The bezel has a neat serrated look to it and the crown is actually located underneath a large crown cap. Polish and finish are all really nice, and the dial details are fun to to see. Roger Dubuis is among a few people that do two different polishes on their hands. The sword style hands are polished on one side, and brushed on the other side of the middle fold. You'll love the resulting look. You can even still see Dubuis' iconic art deco style Roman numeral hour markers on the dial that are given a unique placement. The watch comes in 18k white or rose gold. Price is high, of course. It is one of those watches you love or hate, but if you love it, you really want one.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch review site aBlogtoRead.com.