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The Replica Roger Dubuis Astral Skeleton approach is based on an exclusive multi-level, starshaped construction reminiscent of modern cityscapes, while enhancing the clarity of the dials through its star tips pointing directly to hour-markers.
The resulting Spider collection is a decidedly contemporary interpretation of horological traditions.
By promoting transparency, visibility and sculptural effects, the Spider principle offers an ideal expression of the superlative quality and high-end finishes implied by the Poinçon de Genève certification.
The RD505SQ calibre powering the Excalibur Spider Skeleton Flying Tourbillon models also features two other Replica Roger Dubuis technical characteristics that have become easily recognisable signatures: the micro-rotor and the flying tourbillon with its carriage shaped like a Celtic cross.
Excalibur's unmistakable suit of shining armour includes the round case, fluted bezel, triple lugs and Dauphine-type hands.
This rugged exterior is viewed through the Spider prism and its holistic interpretation of the skeleton principle, contributing to a resolutely technical, outdoor and automobileinspired spirit.
The latter is enhanced by the use of titanium for the “container”, flange, screws and folding clasp, giving a pleasantly light and comfortable feel on the wrist. The speedometer-style ring surrounding the tourbillon and serving as a small seconds counter further contributes to the highoctane motorsports style, while ensuring seamless integration into the skeleton work and avoiding any visual overload. Optimal legibility in any lighting conditions is ensured by the Superluminova enhancing the tips of the hands and the applied screws on the flange.
Fiery red or true blue
In these vivid and dynamic new 2016 interpretations, colourful red or blue DLC titanium accents on the skeleton flange, crown, small seconds counter and hand- tips complement the strong contrasts between silver-toned and black elements.
The red model is teamed with a mean-looking black rubber strap, while the blue variation is fitted with a white rubber version. This approach is entirely in tune with the versatile and varied Rarities concept introduced by Replica Roger Dubuis, providing clients with unlimited scope for creativity reflecting that of the Manufacture itself – and thereby guaranteeing the inherent rarity of every timepiece.