Introducing The Roger Dubuis Excalibur Diabolus In Machina
A huge, skeletonzied flying tourbillon in a restrictive metal. On the off chance that I halted my depiction there, you’d presumably say something like “Better believe it, sure, that is the thing that Roger Dubuis does. Those are the sorts of watches that have portrayed the brand throughout the most recent couple of years.” And you’d be correct. In any case, I’m not halting there. The Excalibur Diabolus In Machina takes that brand-characterizing equation and includes brief repeater along with everything else. I have your consideration presently, don’t I?
The Diabolus In Machina begins with a 45mm x 16.8mm case produced using a licensed material called CarTech Micro-Melt BioDur CCMTM. It’s a metal that begins as a powder and is then sintered into strong structure. Its greatest points of interest over treated steel are that it’s more wear safe and that it will remain sparkling in any event, when scratched and scraped. Roger Dubuis is the lone watchmaker that has it. Here they’ve picked it as the base for a watch that riffs on their standard plan language in a couple of intriguing ways. Ordinarily, RD’s tourbillons are about open space. They’re exceptionally skeletonized, with more air than metal or carbon between the two gems. This watch, then again, is about thickness. You have comparative mismatched scaffolds, yet they dark each other and underline the development under, rather than opening things up.
But the genuine focal point here is the moment repeater, which has been finely tuned (pardon the play on words) for this particular watch. For one thing, there is a straightforward plate with the words hours, quarters, and minutes on it that turns as the repeater rings out those different spans, giving you a visual token of what you’re hearing. It sits simply behind the Roman numeral at 11 o’clock, so you need to look carefully to spot it. The repeater likewise plays off the watch’s name, with the gongs tuned to C and G level, also called the tritone, or, as Roger Dubuis noticed, the “Diabolus in Musica” in bygone eras. It probably gives the repeater a somewhat unpropitious sound, and I’d be truly intrigued to hear it in person.
The observe likewise has a pleasant wellbeing highlight as a capacity marker directly close to the crown. This reveals to you whether the watch is in winding mode or setting mode with the goal that you don’t coincidentally change the time while the repeater is actuated (which could cause significant harm). There’s likewise a system in the repeater-actuating press button at 10 o’clock that keeps it from being in part set off. It’s win big or bust here, saving you from another conceivable headache.
If you’re an ordinary HODINKEE peruser, I likely don’t need to disclose to you that this watch sits route outside my typical wheelhouse. Like, on the contrary side of the planet from it, in case we’re being honest with each other. In any case, I can in any case appreciate this watch as a scholarly examination and an activity in watchmaking and plan. Regardless of whether my wrists could uphold something this size, I wouldn’t wear the Diabolus in Machina, yet I would be keen on looking at this watch in the metal. It’s excessively wild for me not to need to see it.
Furthermore, I like that this watch is a piece special and not some arbitrary portion in an assortment. It causes its exploratory nature to feel more certified and amazing. In the photographs here, you can see exactly how messed up the dial components are, however I’m intrigued to perceive how the different tones and polishes play off each other in moving light. I’m willing to wager that there’s much more clearness here than you see from the start. I’d likewise love to dive further into the mechanics at play. Things like the double miniature rotors for winding, that turning repeater circle, and the better designing focuses here are plainly entrancing. Regardless of whether Roger Dubuis isn’t your pack tastefully (and it’s absolutely not mine), the watchmaking is remarkable and certainly worth focusing to.
Brand: Roger Dubuis
Model: Excalibur Diabolus In Machina
Reference Number: RDDBEX0842
Case Material: CarTech Micro-Melt BioDur CCMTM
Dial Color: Blue with engraved moment track
Indexes: Roman numerals and applied batons
Lume: Yes, on all fours markers
Water Resistance: 30 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Calf calfskin lash with titanium triple collapsing buckle
Functions: Hours, minutes, flying tourbillon with running seconds, minute repeater, work indicator
Power Reserve: 60 hours
Frequency: 3 Hz (21,600 vph)
Total Components: 558
Geneva Seal Certified
Estimating & Availability
Price: $571,000 (subject to change)
Limited Edition: Unique piece
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