Knowing the history and signature design of international fashion designers isn’t enough to be called myself a fashion lover.
I like beautiful things as much I like fashion, and getting an in depth ‘lecture’ on one of the upcoming luxury timepiece makers makes me feel a step forward with the quality lifestyle that I’m chasing after. “Watches & Wonder”, the first edition of the Asia Haute Horlogerie Exhibition has came to Hong Kong. And I’m really glad to be invited by ROGER DUBIS for a personal tour on its brand philosophy and development.
Geneva based ROGER DUBIS was launched in 1995, not very long ago comparing to the “world leading traditional watch makers” with more than a century of brand history. Yet launching in the technology booming century, there’s a high demand on contemporary and modernity throughout the creative process of art and design, and combining the historical craftsmanship and techniques used on traditional fine watchmaking, ROGER DUBIS has a modern interpretation of Haute-Horlogerie: combining high-end complications and a unique design approach.
Established for less than 20 years, it has become one of the worldwide leaders in selling tourbillons and skeleton movements.
The RD01SQ in particular, being Roger Dubuis’ best seller.
Manufacturing only 4,500 timepieces each year, the brand’s iconic Excalibur collection released in 2005, reveals the beauty of the complication that has become a signature of the brand: a double flying tourbillon, in a skeleton structure. Its dynamic shapes, sharp edges and powerful design make the collection a synthesis of powerful aesthetics and mechanical perfection. Moreover, the collection has been further developed into two exceptional pieces, the Excalibur Round Table and the Excalibur Double Flying Tourbillon Skeleton. They stand out in the world of Fine Watchmaking by clearly demonstrating the motto of the Geneva brand: Daring in Everything.