Roger Dubuis And Tattoo Artist Dr Woo Go On A Cosmic Journey

Dr Woo is not only a talented tattoo artist known for his intricate, single-needle patterning—he is also one of the most sought-after tattooists in the world. With millions of followers and his work gracing more than a few celebrities, his genre-defining vision has produced an ongoing collaboration with the elite watchmaker Roger Dubuis. The first expression of that partnership launched in 2021 in the form of the Monotourbillon, and now, the sophomore collaboration has been revealed as the Excalibur Dr Woo Monobalancier.

Dr Woo

Presented in an all-black ceramic case that lends the muscular lines of the 42mm-diameter Excalibur case an especially dynamic air, Dr Woo’s artistry is found in his signature fine-line style all over case and dial. Between 10 and 11 o’clock is a laser-engraved PVD brass plate bearing a pattern representing the sun. This is actually a cover for the micro-rotor, and as such constantly twirls with the wearer’s wrist movements. Between 4 and 5 o’clock is a similarly decorated plate, this time decorated after the Earth. Positioned over the mainspring barrel, it thus revolves with its slow unwinding, completing a single revolution roughly every six hours and 40 minutes—all throughout calibre RD720SQ’s 72-hour power reserve. At 8 o’clock, the third of three celestial representations is found: a crescent moon highlighting the balance wheel beneath it.

With these decorative elements in pink gold, along with the hour and minute hands, the result is a mysterious, night-sky effect over a background of mechanical elements and darkness. Other meaningful symbols are found engraved on the flange and bezel, while a transparent sapphire disc dial bears the Roger Dubuis astral star. A tiny rocket also seems to race onwards at 9 o’clock, implying some cosmic journey to the unknown.

Equipped with a quick-change black leather strap, the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Dr Woo Monobalancier bears the Poincon de Geneve certification as a testament to the manufacture’s exacting standards, and is limited to just 28 pieces.

Roger Dubuis

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