In addition to the movement, the hands, flange and 42mm black DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) titanium case of the 42mm Excalibur Spider Skeleton Flying Tourbillon are also skeletonized.
The Excalibur Spider Flying Tourbillon has a black titanium container and crown as well.
There are two versions of the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Flying Tourbillon: one with its bezel marked from 0 to 60, and a jewellery model where its bezel is set with diamonds.
Do pay a little more attention on the diamond-set version of the Excalibur Spider Skeleton Flying Tourbillon which has 60 baguette-cut diamonds on the bezel.
This is no ordinary setting because the diamonds of approximately 2.24 carats are set on a rubber moulding over the metal bezel.
Yes, that is right, the diamonds are set on rubber. Two years of research were required and it was undertaken by Pascal Vincent Vaucher, a gem-setting specialist based in Geneva. The ability to set precious stones on rubber resulted in the registration of the “Soft Stones in the Sky” patent.
“Just for the setting, it took two years. It was a complex process to find the best rubber and the optimal thickness. We chose rubber because of its deep, dark colour. We have an interest in contrast and using rubber allowed us to have a dark, spectacular effect. This watch is a haute couture timepiece,” declares Gregory Bruttin, director of movement development at Roger Dubuis.
Do note that one distinct feature of the Roger Dubuis Excalibur case is its triple lugs. Fans of the brand and this collection will be pleased to note that different colours of rubber straps such as red, white and blue are available for the Excalibur Spider Skeleton Flying Tourbillon.