Roger Dubuis, a leader in Fine Watchmaking and pioneer of contemporary skeleton calibres, and the Emirates Airline Foundation, are coming together in a charity initiative aimed at bringing joy and enhancing the lives of children around the world.
The ‘Time for Change’ initiative will raise funds for the Emirates Airline Foundation through a silent auction of a unique piece: the Excalibur Skeleton Double Flying Tourbillon. The timepiece, designed exclusively for the partnership, is Roger Dubuis’ most iconic creation, a true collector’s item! All the proceeds of the auction will go towards the Emirates Airline Foundation’s many programs dedicated to bettering the lives of children all over the world.
The ‘Time for Change’ auction will run from August 15th 2014 to March 15th 2015. Passengers on all Emirates flights can bid for a chance to own a collector’s dream by filling in a bid form in-flight. The winning bidder will be invited for a VIP visit to the Roger Dubuis Manufacture in Geneva, Switzerland for an up-close look at the savoir-faire and mastery that go into fashioning some of the world’s most iconic timepieces. The winner will also meet the master watchmaker who crafted the timepiece.
Those interested can view and submit their bids for the Excalibur Skeleton Double Flying Tourbillon at the Roger Dubuis Boutique at The Boulevard, Emirates Towers in Dubai from August 15th 2014 to March 15th 2015.
“We are extremely proud to join hands with Emirates to make a difference in the lives of children and enable them to live brighter, happier lives,” said Jean-Marc Pontroué, CEO of Roger Dubuis. “The Excalibur Skeleton Double Flying Tourbillon is among our finest creations and we hope to be able to raise the maximum amount for the Foundation.”
“This collaboration with Roger Dubuis will go a long way in our efforts to positively impact the lives of children,” said Terry Daly, Board Member of the Emirates Airline Foundation, and Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President – Service Delivery. “There is great need to garner international support to help millions of children around the world and improve their quality of life. We hope this initiative will make a meaningful difference.”
The Excalibur Skeleton Double Flying Tourbillon is a ground-breaker in the world of watchmaking. A masterpiece from a brand known for its daring technical innovativeness, the timepiece brings together for the first time the skeleton and the double flying tourbillion in an extravagant exercise in style and watchmaking expertise.
The timepiece is powered by the extremely technical RD01SQ movement, comprised of 319 parts that ensure greater precision thanks to a differential system that averages the rates of the two tourbillons. As with every other masterpiece from the Roger Dubuis collections, the Excalibur Skeleton Double Flying Tourbillon carries the Poinçon de Genève, the seal of watchmaking excellence.
As the only watch Manufacture in the world to have all of its timepieces embossed with the Poinçon de Genève, the most demanding signature in Fine Watchmaking, Roger Dubuis has carved out an exclusive niche in the world of Haute Horlogerie thanks to its expertise in architectural and technical mechanisms combined with powerful, daring designs.
The Emirates Airline Foundation (http://www.emiratesairlinefoundation.org/) a non-profit charity dedicated to providing a wholesome and loving environment that enhances the quality of life for children in need across the world.
Excalibur Skeleton Double Flying Tourbillon - Unique piece
Case Ø 45 mm, black DLC Unique piece and limitation engraved on the case back
Dial Skeleton, charcoal grey flange and black screws
Water resistance 5 BAR (50 m)
Strap Black strap, genuine alligator
Production Unique piece
Certification Poinçon de Genève
Double flying tourbillon skeleton
Features: Hand-wound mechanical skeleton movement, 16 ¾’’’, 28 jewels,
charcoal grey, rhodium-plated, circular-grained.
Stamped with the Poinçon de Genève
Specifications: Double flying tourbillon with differential visible between 4 and 5 o’clock and between 7 and 8 o’clock
Number of parts: 301
Height: 7.67 mm
Frequency: 2x3 Hz (21,600 vph)
Power reserve: 50 hours
Roger Dubuis Boutique details in UAE
The Boulevard at Emirates Towers, Dubai Tel: +971 4 325 2211
The Galleria at Sowwah Square, Abu Dhabi Tel: +971 2 622 7807
About Roger Dubuis
Roger Dubuis has been at the forefront of contemporary Haute Horlogerie since 1995.
Its audacious creations, firmly anchored in the 21st century, bear the mark of all the savoir-faire and expertise of the finest watchmaking mechanisms combined with powerful and daring designs. Boldness and extravagance are the brand’s signatures, and determination its engine. Rich in conceptual creativity and mechanical detail, its collections are inspired by four different worlds: the Incredible Player, the Incredible Warrior, the Incredible Venturer and the Incredible Diva. The Roger Dubuis product lines La Monégasque, Excalibur, Pulsion and Velvet are distributed worldwide through an exclusive sales network and boutiques.
The quest for excellence, the long search for the right gesture, the development of unique skills are all constants of the Geneva based Swiss Maison, which is part of the Richemont Group since 2008. The fully integrated Manufacture Roger Dubuis is the only watchmaker in the world to have all of its precious timepieces embossed with the Poinçon de Genève, a guarantee of finest craftsmanship.
About Emirates Airline Foundation
The Emirates Airline Foundation is a non-profit charity organisation which aims to improve the quality of life for children, regardless of geographical, political, or religious boundaries, and to help them maintain or improve their human dignity. The foundation’s aim is to help disadvantaged children realise their full potential by providing them with the basics, which most of us take for granted such as food, medicine, housing and education. Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman & Chief Executive, Emirates Airline & Group, the foundation provides humanitarian, philanthropic aid and services for children, with the minimum amount of administrative expense.