The legend of King Arthur’s Excalibur is a tale as old as, well, time. Little wonder, then, that Geneva-based haute horlogerie brand Roger Dubuis has chosen to interpret the story of the famous sword on the dial of its Excalibur Knights of the Round Table III timepiece.
Relying on a technique known as low poly art—originally used by 3-D modelers working with polygonal facets to create sculptures or paintings—the watchmaker devised a dial featuring a dramatic blue enamel table surrounded by 12 three-dimensional pink gold knights to depict the hours. Engraved and hand-finished, each knight points his sword to the center of the dial. The craftsmanship required to create the intricate scene takes 45 hours per dial.
The 45 mm Excalibur case—distinguished by a solid caseback, fluted 18k pink gold bezel and matching crown, all fastened by a matching blue alligator strap—houses self-winding Calibre RD 821, which comes with a 48-hour power reserve. Fans of traditional watchmaking will appreciate the hand-finished movement, which, like all Roger Dubuis timepieces, bears the prestigious Hallmark of Geneva.
The exclusive timepiece comes in a limited edition of just 28 pieces.
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Knights of the Round Table III, $280,200; rogerdubuis.com