The SIHH 2013 has ended, but its long lasting impact still lingers on. Here is another one of the many outstanding timepieces unveiled at this year’s event. Called Excalibur Quatuor, the watch proudly bears the signature of Roger Dubois.
The main feature of the watch is its capability to immediately compensate for any rate variations determined by changes in position. For this to happen, Dubois fitted the timepiece with 4 escapements that work in pairs for an irreproachable performance. The manually wound Roger Dubois Caliber RD101 movement boasts 590 parts, 5 differentials, 4 balance wheels, a power reserve of 40 hours, and an impressive 115,200 beats per hour.
The 48 mm case is made of pink gold, and the movement is coated with rhodium. The stunning dial features an anthracite interior flange, pink gold appliqués, white minute track, and a power reserve subdial. The most visually impressive detail is the 45-degree positioning of the 4 escapements, one at every quadrant of the watch. Only 88 pieces will ever be manufactured, priced at 350,000 CHF (about $384,000) each.