Ahead of SIHH 2017, which takes place in Geneva beginning January 16, 2017 – Roger Dubuis previewed their newest Excalibur Spider Skeleton Automatic timepiece. Presented in a 45 mm x 14.02 mm titanium case, and featuring a design that includes not just a skeletonized movement but also the case, flange, lugs, and hands. In addition to reducing the total weight, the removal of materials, along with the company’s signature notched bezel, gives an aggressive and distinctive appearance that is unmistakably Roger Dubuis.
The case itself features a matte black DLC treatment, while the bezel is crafted from untreated titanium with black vulcanized rubber accents, The large crown is also titanium, with a black DLC end with the barrel wrapped in bright red vulcanized rubber.
Driving the red-tipped skeletonized hour and minute hands are the fully skeletonized automatic caliber RD820SQ which has charcoal gray rhodium-plated finished bridges with a circular-grained decoration, that gives the appearance of carbon fiber.
Finishing off the watch is a multi-material strap with a black rubber base and blue calf leather inlay screwed to the case and secured by a DLC-treated titanium folding buckle. The 2017 Excalibur Spider Skeleton Automatic is limited to 88 pieces.