Watch Of The Day: Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Automatic SkeletonWritten by Joshua Yap
Your one-minute primer to the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Automatic Skeleton.
Roger Dubuis seems to take delight in messing with our preconceived notions of a luxury timepiece. Here, it offers an intriguing mix of 18K pink gold and grade 5 titanium in a watch that’s skeletonised from its movement to its 45mm case. Its automatic movement is expertly openworked, finished, and decorated as attested by its Poinçon de Genève certification. Unfortunately, time-telling is compromised in the mélange of exposed components, but we’re guessing that’s the last thing on your mind when faced with such a mechanical beauty. Limited to 88 pieces.
Though he wasn’t inducted into the world of watch journalism by choice, Joshua was hooked by mechanical horological wonders in no time. Although he personally favours modestly sized, no-nonsense timepieces, he sometimes misses the outrageous mind-bogglers of the pre-Credit Crunch years. As he dreams of owning a modern haute horlogerie watch one day, he’s currently content scouring the Internet for vintage value buys.