[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]aking a break from the automative-themed timepieces that resulted from partnerships with Lamborghini and Pirelli Tyres, Roger Dubuis has returned to one of its more fantastical creations: the Excalibur Knights of the Round Table.
It’s hard to forget the first two editions, both featuring 12 sculpted knights, serving as hour markers, surrounding an inner dial that represents the fabled table. The third and latest version, however, depicts King Arthur’s posse in a much more unconventional – but no less impressive – way.
Each pink gold knight was crafted using a method called “low poly sculpting”, a technique originally developed for creating 3-D models, especially those in video games. This gives the knights a faceted, slightly futuristic look. The “table” was made from whole blocks of translucent blue enamel. Unsurprisingly, each dial takes 45 hours to complete.
The case remains 45mm in size and, like its predecessors, the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Knights of the Round Table III has a caseback engraved with the knights’ oath of allegiance for an added bit of whimsy. Beneath it, you can see the self-winding Calibre RD 821, which comes with a power reserve of 48 hours and the Geneva Seal. Limited to 28 pieces.