Half a million dollars for a pocket watch? That should be one hell of a safe pocket, if you ask us. Roger Dubuis plans on making things more exciting with their Excalibur Spider Pocket Time Instrument, a titanium pocket watch looking like it’s coming straight out of the future. High-end pocket watches are not really news, but Roger Dubuis has decided to take a shot at the title in the most incredible way possible.
The insane calibre RD101, found inside the Excalibur Quatuor 16Hz wristwatch, has been flipped by 90 degrees counterclockwise and re-cased within a drool inducing titanium pocket watch, with a symmetrical dial that just looks astonishing. The dual power reserve sounds just about right and the overall metallic look is simply breathtaking.
The Pocket Time Instrument is quite larger than the original wristwatch, but light enough to be enjoyable, even its chain being made from titanium. Roger Dubuis has built and decorated all the 590 components of the in-house calibre RD101 by hand, and the hand-wound movement benefits from a 40 hours of power reserve when fully wound.
Please note that the Excalibur Spider Pocket Time Instrument is limited to just 28 pieces worldwide, and will set you back just a bit less than $500k, $468,500 to be more exact. This is the price of ultimate craftsmanship.