Watch & Jewellery
WATCHMAKING'S TRON LIGHT CYCLE: Roger Dubuis' Excalibur Twofold
Text by Kee | Photos courtesy of Roger Dubuis
The case faetures a material called Mineral Composite Fiber which is 99.95 per cent silica
The wristwatch lights up in the dark
Limited to only eight examples

They say flexing diamonds and gold is true luxury. Sure, but we aren’t all Floyd Mayweather either. If the new gen of moneymen put their spin into the outcome of what real swag looks like in 2020, it should look something as fine as this hype-flexing Excalibur by Roger Dubuis. Make no mistake; this all-white look isn’t basic like any ol’ white kicks or tee you’re wearing from January to December. Such an all-white profile has been the cornerstone of some of the most important flexes in upmarket sports watches and have been spotted on the wrists of playas like Drake, Anthony Joshua, Paul Pogba, and Chris Brown, just to name a few. But until now, this streetwear-friendly colour-coding has been one of the missing links in Roger Dubuis’ catalogue of power hungry horological heartbreakers. But everything is about to change with the Excalibur Twofold. Built from a material called Mineral Composite Fiber (99.95 per cent silica), it is the first time that fine watchmaking is using it to form a casing. And rest assured, the white here won’t yellow over time like your white sneakers will thanks to a custom formula. What is perhaps the money shot that will give watch newbies a stiffy is the way the entire wristwatch glows in a dark environment just like that of a Tron Light Cycle. The outlines of the bridges light up as well as those on the fluorocarbon rubber strap, essentially creating a second cool look for this manual-winding wristwatch. As for a third look? You will probably know it when under the blacklight in the club. Don’t think this is all about physical attraction either; those in the know about its wares will remember that they are the only watchmaker that flaunts the prestigious quality control in the Poinçon de Genève for every one of its wristwatches – and this is no exception. The skeleton double flying tourbillon RD01SQ movement that powers this is a familiar one in the household, having been ever-present since it debuted in 2009. Limited to only eight pieces.


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