Eye Catching Has a New Meaning With Roger Dubuis’ Excalibur Blacklight
Swiss luxury watchmaker Roger Dubuis joined forces with one of Hong Kong’s last neon masters, Wu Chi Kai, to create probably the most incredible timepiece for those who of you aren’t afraid to stand out. Called the Excalibur Blacklight, this timekeeping masterpiece pays tribute to vibrant cities like Hong Kong, Beijing or Singapore and their mesmerizing nightly splendor.
A boutique-exclusive release, limited to only 8 pieces, this extraordinary watch might be the ultimate statement piece. It won’t only help you stand out of the crowd and honor the spectacular night vibe of some of the biggest Asian cities, but it will also add exclusive bragging rights to anyone wearing one around their wrist. Just imagine being one of only 8 lucky people who get to show off this timpiece.
Those of you who love to travel, and are now feeling a bit frustrated about the year we’ve had, could still remember with a smile on their faces the vibrant nightly splendor of cities like Hong Kong, Singapore, or Beijing, when looking at this fabulous timepiece.
This feeling is exactly what this watch aims to deliver, and it’s safe to assume this desired excitement can’t be ignored by anyone.
The real beauty of the Excalibur Blacklight comes once the night approaches, as this timepiece transforms into a colorful neon light show, that seems to bring to life its complex inner workings.
By day, this piece shows off subtle and discreet white, black, and grey tones. But once the sun goes down, the calibre and flange display a kaleidoscopic livery of incredible colors. I’d love to see this visual spectacle with my own eyes!
The brand’s innovative automatic skeleton RD820SQ calibre hides within the Excalibur Blacklight, so to speak.
The watch features a web of crystalline UV-reactive sapphire micro-structures, which is a complicated way of saying that this piece is a functional piece of art. It’s almost a shame to take it out the box; almost.
As things couldn’t get more outrageous, the Excalibur Blacklight watch also had its white gold case embellished with round diamonds that are beautifully colored by the tiny neon tubes at night, while the luminescent rubber bracelet finishes everything off.
Roger Dubuis managed to make a new design statement with this extraordinary timepiece, but for some people it might be a little bit over the top. Do you like it?