Roger Dubuis teams up again with tattoo artist Dr. Woo after the first collaboration in 2021 by Monotourbillon that displayed a cosmic map.
Two years later the cosmic journey continues, now through the new Excalibur Monobalancier that comes in a 42mm black ceramic case instead of the EON gold case (a pink gold alloy patented by RD) of the first edition.
But it’s the open dial that serves as a canvas to bring all Dr. Woo art. Developing here around three celestial bodies, the first is the Sun through its fiery rotation at 10:30 which is laser engraved on the PVD black plate and which covers the Caliber micro-rotor, the second is the Earth positioned at 4:30 and covering the power barrel, and finally the Moon in a slender crescent at 8 o’clock unveiling the balance wheel.
The front sapphire crystal is decorated with several golden details that also extend to the black chapter ring with emphasis on the brand’s inscription at 12 o’clock and the two central minute and hour hands. Another interesting detail is the spider signature at 2:30, which was also included in the first edition.
The theme is replicated on the case back’s sapphire crystal with the silhouettes of the three celestial bodies here intermingling with the name “Dr. Woo” all in gold.
It is the automatic movement Caliber RD720SQ that brings the complex watch to life, which comes with a silicon escapement wheel and offers up to 72 hours of power reserve.
The watch comes attached to a black calfskin leather strap with black DLC hardware.
It is a limited edition of 28 pieces and can be purchased for €86,500.
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Brand: Roger Dubuis
Model: Excalibur Dr. Woo Monobalancier
Dial: Skeletalized in shades of black
Case Material: Black ceramic
Case Dimensions: 42 mm diameter
Crystal: Sapphire glass
Case Back: Sapphire glass
Water Resistance: 100 Meters
Strap: Black calfskin leather strap with a black DLC triple folding clasp
Functions: Hours, minutes
Frequency: 28,800 Vph
Power Reserve: 72 Hours
Price: € 86,500
Limited Edition: Yes, 28 pieces