Roger Dubuis teamed up with the URBAN ART TRIBE a collective of world-famous urban culture artists. Dr. Woo, renowned tattoo artist, is the first of three friends of the Maison to take on the creative challenge and reimagine the signature Excalibur Monotourbillon. The artist’s flawless geometric shapes and ultra-fine lines have earned him respect among the international elite. But it has been Dr. Woo’s special connection with the constellation that drove many aspects of his interpretation of the Excalibur Dr. Woo Monotourbillon design.
The star – an important symbol for both Dr. Woo and to Roger Dubuis – became the guiding force throughout the collaboration. In his re-interpretation, the artist reimagines the Excalibur Monotourbillon’s astral signature. Envisioning a rocket ship that keeps pushing forward, the star’s arms represent its travel through time. It represents the evolution of this work of art and the various paths the partners have taken.
A special connection with space is seen on many other aspects of Dr. Woo’s design. The geometric codes and planets decorate the dial: the moon as an energy source, triangles that bounce forth from the ground, and full circles that represent the infinite connections we all have. The spider, that symbolizes strength and protection, is moved to a new position on the dial of each of the eight limited edition timepieces, making every single one unique. Other details include the time traveller pattern on the case-back, enabling a deeper connection between this extraordinary timepiece and its lucky owner.
Inspired by Dr. Woo’s needle work, gold was metalized to be etched onto the sapphire glass and recreate the star on the dial. Ultra-fine lines were laser engraved directly onto a black PVD plate underneath the calibre to reveal the artist’ s cosmic design.
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Dr. Woo Monotourbillon comes on a remarkable embossed strap decorated with the artist’s sacred symbols. Utilising its technical mastery for aesthetic purposes, Roger Dubuis used hot stamping to engrave the black calf leather with a very finely detailed design.