ROGER DUBUIS | EXCALIBUR KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE, REFERENCE RDDBEX0511, A LIMITED EDITION PINK GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH BLACK JADE DIAL, 12 HAND SCULPTED AND ENGRAVED MINIATURE KNIGHTS INDEXES, CIRCA 2017 | 羅杰杜彼 | "Excalibur Knights of the Round Table 型號RDDBEX0511 限量版粉紅金腕錶，備黑玉錶盤及12枚手工雕刻迷你騎士時標，錶殼編號87530及15/28，約2017年製"
800,000 - 1,600,000 HKD
800,000 - 1,600,000 HKD
EXCALIBUR KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE, REFERENCE RDDBEX0511
A LIMITED EDITION PINK GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH BLACK JADE DIAL, 12 HAND SCULPTED AND ENGRAVED MINIATURE KNIGHTS INDEXES, CIRCA 2017
Excalibur Knights of the Round Table 型號RDDBEX0511
Dial: black jade
Calibre: cal. RD821 automatic, 33 jewels
Case: 18k pink gold, case back secured by 4 screws
Case number: 87'530 and limited edition 15/28
Closure: black Roger Dubuis alligator strap and 18k pink gold folding clasp
Size: 47 mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Roger Dubuis Certificate of Origin, Guarantee and instruction manual
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The watch is in excellent overall condition with extremely minor signs of wear to the case and the case back. The folding clasp with minor signs of wear. Otherwise the watch is in excellent overall condition.
Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.
You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.
Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."
Lending the rich cultural capital from the medieval legend and turning literary inspiration into the finest example of horological artistry, The Knights of the Round Table II is a special limited-edition timepiece within Roger Dubuis’ iconic ‘Excalibur’ collection.
Launched in 2017 as the second edition, the dial takes visual inspiration from the table of 12 knights who would meet regularly at the round table inside the court of King Arthur. This story is materialised in the form of 12 different life-like knight figurines raising their swords in place of regular hour markers. Presenting an ornate play of composition, the finely-sculpted bronze figures sized at merely 6.5mm complement the celtic knot-patterned ‘table’ engraved on the black-jade dial. Demonstrating the utmost elaborate attention to detail, these knights stand on a cobble-stone finished ‘floor’. Overall, the visual complexity of the dial design contrasts against the simple elegance of the fluted bezel and the sturdiness of the ‘triple’ lug holding all the intricacies in place.
Assembled using 172 components and limited to only 28 pieces in total, Roger Dubuis presents a highly-creative imagining of the classic cultural iconography by using the most exquisite craftsmanship, displaying a spectacular example of métiers d'art.