With WatchTime New York 2023 just weeks away, the three-day watch fair is poised to become one of the biggest collector events of the year. Taking place from October 20 to 22 at Gotham Hall in Manhattan, more than thirty brands will showcase some of the most important watches on the market today, all live and in metal. Among the brand’s participation this year is Roger Dubuis, expected to highlight one of their summer launches with the new Excalibur Spider Flyback Chronograph.

With the new watch, Roger Dubuis once again demonstrates his technical prowess in the field of high-end mechanical chronographs. Inspired by motorsport, the 45mm watch is equipped with a carbon case and ceramic bezel. With its skeletonized ribs, lugs and pushrods, it adopts various features from the world of dynamic racing. The same applies to the five-bladed rotor, which is designed like a rim. Under the hood is a fully integrated flyback chronograph movement that Roger Dubuis has prepared to withstand shocks, gravity and magnetism.

Named the RD780 automatic, the production movement features a number of technical and aesthetic improvements, such as a chronograph clutch equipped with a “Second Brake System”. This mechanism adds stability to the stopped seconds hand, displaying the column wheel mechanism on the dial and the balance at 9 o’clock tilted at an angle of 12 degrees and, according to the watchmaker, has the same inertia as a tourbillon , which enhances both precision and resistance. Diamond-coated silicon elements in the escapement provide resistance to magnetic fields. Perhaps the most impressive feature, however, is the minute counter located at 3 o’clock.

The patent-pending mechanism is equipped with a three-part hand bearing the numerals 0, 1 and 2 and running precisely along the numerals 0 to 9 on the right side to indicate elapsed time. Additionally, the RD780 offers 72 hours of power autonomy.

Price for the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Flyback Chronograph is marked at $101,500 excluding VAT.


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