Geneva in 2017 was held as scheduled, as if last year, a few light snow in the morning added a soft and romantic atmosphere to this exhibition. This year’s Roger Dubuis new timepieces can be described as colorful. The combination of novel and rigorous watchmaking techniques has created a variety of classic timepieces in the Excalibur series, including this four-spring balance watch.
The 48 mm diameter case, bezel, case back and crown of this timepiece are made of high-performance alloys. The alloy is produced using a very special and unique MicroMelt® technology. Metals made using this metallurgical technique account for only 0.1% of global metal production. MicroMelt® technology is widely used in the fields of aviation and astronomy. It uses a special vacuum induction melting gas spray device to make molten metal into fine particles through high-pressure steam.
After mixing and filtering (to control its diameter), the powder is poured into a sealed cylinder for ‘hot isostatic pressing’ to obtain a completely compact texture. After that, it is hot-processed to form a hot-rolled rod. Processed to final specifications.
Roger Dubuis not only praises this improved material with chemical uniformity, but also appreciates the special alloys (such as the fusion of metal and nonmetal) that cannot be achieved by other technologies created by this metallurgy, and is strict Control the porosity of the material to ensure the stable quality of the special alloy.
Roger Dubuis considers technology and aesthetics from the beginning to the end, so while using such an advanced material, it also cares about the needs of watch wearers: this material is 100% biocompatible and can form a layer of protective spontaneity spontaneously. The film has high corrosion resistance; in addition, the material’s double-phase structure and carbide precipitation also make it stable and durable.
The shimmering cobalt-chrome alloy contrasts well with the barrel frame, bridge, dial, hour markers, and alligator leather strap of the blue PVD-coated movement.
This breakthrough complication timepiece is equipped with a manually wound RD101 movement consisting of 590 parts. It is equipped with four balances and five sets of differentials, which can generate 4×4 Hz (115,200 vibrations per hour). Frequency, showing a shocking new look. Its outstanding speed and efficiency are naturally not to be ignored. Because it can reach the differential speed adjustment of the tourbillon in one minute, it can offset the rate change caused by gravity.
Vibrant red and white are dotted with other elements: a car’s speedometer-style minute ring scale, platinum hollow hands and red needles filled with SLN fluorescent paint, and red stitching on the strap.
The above content is the information related to the 2016 Geneva International Haute Horlogerie Salon prepared by the staff in front of the Watch House. In the future, we will continue to provide more and more intuitive exhibition reports for everyone. attention.
2017 Geneva International Haute Horlogerie Salon features: