In 2013, the legend of King Arthur was the inspiration for a one-of-a-kind Roger Dubuis creation: Excalibur Knights of the Round Table. Excalibur is the legendary sword of King Arthur, sometimes attributed with magical powers. The designers of the Geneva-based manufacture presented an exclusive 28-piece limited edition. The noble figures appeared seated around an enamel and decal reproduction of the Tudor green and cream painted English Oak Round Table made for Henry VIII and placed in the Grand Hall of his castle at Winchester.
ROGER DUBUIS EXCALIBUR KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE 2013
ROGER DUBUIS EXCALIBUR KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE II
Today, Roger Dubuis launches a new interpretation of its iconic timepiece: a stunning new 28-piece iteration available exclusively from Roger Dubuis boutiques features the 12 exquisitely engraved and sculpted bronze knights positioned around a precious black jade dial. The Round Table in black Jade represents power, wisdom and self-control.
Legend has it that Merlin declared: «Around this table, the bravest knights will gather as equals. They will set forth in search of adventure, righting wrongs, protecting the weak and humbling the proud». Thus began the adventures, as the 12 Knights took the oath of allegiance to King Arthur, swearing to spare no effort, overcome any obstacle and return triumphant.
(Above) Here, in a stunning display of miniaturisation and precision, the 12 figures representing the legendary Knights of the Round Table with their swords form a perfect circle replacing traditional hour-markers.
In contrast to the gold figures used on the original knights, this is the first time that bronze has been used for micro-engraving.
(Above) Each knight is only 6.5 mm tall.
Requiring a day of work to make a single knight, each consists of a three-dimensional casting in bronze with finely sculpted, handfinished details, including three-dimensional micro-engraving.
Photos: Courtesy of Roger Dubuis
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