Modern Times at Roger Dubuis

Geneva’s Roger Dubuis is now employing the latest micro-mechanical technology, but not in the way you might think. The interior of the company’s newest Excalibur 45mm Chronograph ($51,900) is a traditional column-wheel movement, conforming as always to the long-standing conventions of the Geneva Seal. Instead, the company has applied two advanced techniques—laser engraving and galvanic treatment—to obtain the crisp Roman numerals on this 88-piece edition of Excalibur. The look is indicative of subtle changes occurring at Roger Dubuis. While the company retains its extravagant take on watch design, many of its details are undergoing modernization and refinement, which makes for an interesting upcoming season for watch collectors. (888.738.2847, www.rogerdubuis.com)

The new timepiece has a fluid-based linear timekeeping display…
The new watch has multiple systems to ensure that its movement receives consistent power…
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The watchmaker puts its skill in guilloche and damaskeening on full display…
The two back-to-back auctions will offer hundreds of unique designs…
The new variation sports a dial crafted from a meteorite...
Photo by Didier Gourdon
The new watch has a tourbillon hidden by an automaton…
Photo by Vincent Wulveryck/Cartier
Jeweler Cartier innovative work combined Roman, Egyptian, Indian, and Chinese elements with...
The watch’s case is a mere 8.24 mm thick…
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