Roger Dubuis’ new creations enjoy the latest luminescent innovations to light up their dial and to try to mesmerize you. Mission accomplished!
In filmmaker Wong Kar-wai’s world, like in Fallen Angels and In the Mood for Love, neon lights inspire a unique atmosphere which symbolizes feelings. The colors diffuses are also those of his adopted city, Hong Kong. Roger Dubuis went here to meet Wu Chi-kai, one of the last remaining craftsmen capable of making neon signs in any shape and size, to create the Excalibur Blacklight. Basically, thanks to a network of lab-grown sapphire microstructures weaved through the skeletonized caliber and filled with luminescent material, the manufacture sparks a visual emotion similar to the one transmitted by the streets of the metropolis at night. In the dark, the UV light unveils an engineered sculpture bubbling over with a myriad of vibrant hues.
The selfwinding RD820SQ movement (60 hours of power reserve) reigns supreme in this highly-colorful scenescape. Every single one of its 167 components was given special attention. It took 570 hours of work to make. 170 of these components were granted the Hallmark of Geneva (Poinçon de Genève)!
The Excalibur Blacklight is available in two 42 mm-diameter case versions. One is a limited edition of just 8 pieces combining white gold and round diamonds set across the bezel. Its strap, fashioned in FKM rubber, a fluorescent material, which is also luminescent as it embraces LumiSuperBiwiNova® technology, and has already been used on the Excalibur Twofold model, enhances its dazzling personality even more. The other, issued in 28 pieces, is crafted in rose gold and set with 60 gems.
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By Dan Diaconu
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