The story of the Knights of the Round Table collection cannot be told to just anyone. One of Roger Dubuis’ most iconic, bold and breathtaking collections, each edition re-interprets the legend through the lens of Hyper Horology. Only the craziest minds dare to combine artistic mastery, horological craftsmanship and contemporary design in this way. Now for the first time, the valiant knights of King Arthur’s legendary ready to take on the invisible force of gravity with a secret device: one of Roger Dubuis’ pride and joy, the Monotourbillon itself – Knights of the Round Table MT/X. Ensuring the 8th edition was worthy of representing the lucky number of the late, great Mr. Roger Dubuis himself, the move not only upends the rules of the game, it reshapes the future of Hyper Horology.
Hyper expressive craft
Defending horological mastery from the threat of gravity is no easy task for the hour-marked heroes cast in Pink Gold 750/1000 and crafted individually through micro-sculpture. Small enough to fit in a timepiece but mighty enough to represent the commitment, passion and boldness Roger Dubuis is known for, each knight is just 6mm tall, created with his own personality and equipped with armour.
Such an exceptional timepiece had to feature equally exceptional hands, fully integrated into the circular design. That’s why two gold markers were chosen to indicate the position of the minute and hour with perfectly centred rotating discs.
What’s more, translucent purple blocks carved from Murano glass appear to levitate around the Monotourbillon while the double surfaced flange is carved from a single block of Murano glass too. To realise this effect, playing with no less than eight layers of décor around the dial was needed; a true marvel considering the limited surface area.
In keeping with the design, and to respect the position of the knight at 3 o’clock, the setting system is decentred to a position at 2 o’clock. Push down on this function and a small red flag indicates that the timepiece has moved from winding to setting mode.
Available in a 45mm Pink Gold 750/1000 case sealed by a notched bezel, the timepiece is completed with an embossed black calf-leather strap.
Just as being invited to the round table was an extreme honour, such high standards of excellence are rewarded with the Poinçon de Genève; one of the most exclusive stamps of certification in watchmaking today.
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