Flash News: Roger Dubuis Excalibur Double Flying Tourbillon Skeleton “Time for Change”
By Thierry Ané on August 25, 2014
The Double Flying Tourbillon is undoubtedly one of the most iconic timepieces in the impressive Roger Dubuis collection. With its two escapements in plain sight on the dial, the presence of extremely stylised Roman numerals, the Hallmark of Geneva to attest to the superlative finish and the imposing and legendary 45 mm Excalibur case with a notched bezel and three lugs, this exceptional model epitomises Roger Dubuis’ unique style.
With a skeleton version, the brand even managed to add another classic decorative technique of Haute Horlogerie to this stunning timepiece without compromising its remarkable aesthetic. In 2012, always relying on their exceptional design sense, the brand also proved that Fine Watchmaking is perfectly compatible with contemporary graphic codes as they introduced an “all black” rendition crafted in lightweight titanium. Despite its cutting-edge look, the piece remains faithful to the aesthetic elements that have set Roger Dubuis apart in the usually conventional world of Haute Horlogerie.
It is this exceptional model that Roger Dubuis selected as the base for the new Double Flying Tourbillon Skeleton “Time for Change” unveiled today. This unique timepiece is the result of a partnership between the Geneva-based brand and the Emirates Airline Foundation in a charity effort aimed at bringing joy and enhancing the lives of children around the world. Relative to the 2012 version, the new watch features a beautiful charcoal grey flange that brings more contrast and light to the dial.
This exceptional timepiece will be sold by silent auction and all the proceeds will go towards the Emirates Airline Foundation’s many programs dedicated to bettering the lives of children all over the world. From August 15th 2014 to March 15th 2015, passengers on all Emirates flights can bid for a chance to win this collector’s item! If you stop in Dubai, stop at the Roger Dubuis Boutique at The Boulevard, Emirates Towers if you want to see the piece in person or submit a bid.
As is often the case with such high-end auctions, the winner will also be invited for a VIP visit of the manufacture in Geneva where he or she will meet with the watchmaker who crafted the piece and will also have the opportunity to see first-hand the savoir-faire and mastery that go into fashioning every Roger Dubuis model!
For more information please visit the Roger Dubuis web site.