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Bert E. Casal

The Quest to Battle Gravity

Witness Arthur’s knights as they take on an invisible enemy.

Arthurian legend speaks of the king creating a round table for his knights to sit around. This shape was chosen so that no one can be perceived as being superior over another. It is a venue where all who sit are equal.

On its 8th edition, Roger Dubuis’ present its newest member: the Knights of the Round Table MT Pink Gold.

On this quest, the 6-mm tall knights that express their own personality battle against the forces of gravity. At the centre of the dial is the monotourbillon, your first glance at the RD115 which has a variable inertia balance wheel. This increase in diameter of the balance wheel is the Maison’s quest to increase the movement’s stability and ensure that it is less sensitive to gravity’s effects.

As we ripple away from the centre of the dial, we see translucent purple blocks made from Murano glass that appear to levitate around the Monotourbillon. Between these blocks, the hour and minute indicators slide through in Pink Gold 750/1000. Three short pink gold markers indicate the minutes, while two longer pink gold markers point to the hour. A pusher is located at the 2 o’clock position. Once this button is activated, it switches between the setting mode and the winding mode.

At the edge of the table are the 12 knights in full armour, each individually sculpted in their unique pose. Behind them is the double surfaced flange, carved from a single block of Murano glass.

All of these are encased in a 45 mm pink gold case and bezel with sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. It has an open case back with sapphire crystal for an open view of the RD115 movement with a 72-hour power reserve. This timepiece is completed with an embossed black calf leather strap with the Quick Release System.

The Knights of the Round Table MT Pink Gold is awarded the Pionçon de Genève, one of the most exclusive stamps of certification in watchmaking today.

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