Watches25.09.2017

Roger Dubuis and Lamborghini Squadra Corse Dare to Be Rare

Excalibur Aventador S watches are the result of their determination to place technique in the service of beauty.

Biliana Konstantinova Biliana Konstantinova
+10 imagesRoger Dubuis and Lamborghini Squadra Corse Dare to Be Rare

For the first time ever Centro Stile – the legendary Lamborghini Headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese – opened its doors for the world premiere of Roger Dubuis’ Excalibur Aventador S. The two new wristwatches come with a caliber inspired by Lamborghini’s Aventador S engine and epitomize the determination of Roger Dubuis and Lamborghini Squadra Corse to place technique in the service of beauty thus designing creations that are aesthetically astonishing and radically different.

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This is the “Dare to be rare” concept.

The Roger Dubuis engineers and designers created a power control display forming a central signature in the middle of the watch – just like in the super sports car. The Excalibur Aventador S is driven by an “engine” in the shape of the specially developed Duotor caliber. It is notably distinguished by engine strut bars revisiting the iconic Roger Dubuis Astral Skeleton principle, striking an astounding contrast with the rest of the movement, as if the engine “hood” were transparent. Recalling the performance-enhancing longitudinal placement of Lamborghini engines tailored to the design of the cars, the double balance wheel is inclined at a similar angle, supported and highlighted by holders shaped like triangular wheel suspension assemblies.

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The Excalibur Aventador S is available in only 88-piece yellow and 8-piece orange limited editions. The former bears the inimitable Lamborghini “Giallo Orion” yellow paint code picked up in a number of design features, while the even more exclusive series comes in “Arancio Argos”.

Roger Dubuis’ watches are always provocative not only in design but also with the chosen materials.

The two models combine noble and high-tech materials while ensuring top-rate performance.

The dial of the yellow Excalibur Aventador S is almost inexistent. The chapter ring is skeletonised and rhodium plated with a black and yellow flange. As hours’ markers, rhodium plated indexes filled with white luminous SLN are used. The low light appearance is enriched by the black PVD 18K Gold hours and minutes hands with yellow transfer and white luminous SLN tips.

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Multi-layered carbon and C-SMC carbon based on the same technology as that used for Lamborghini cars is what distinguishes the orange edition. This is a world premiere use of this material. The orange Excalibur Aventador S is more complicated from the manufacturing point of view and this is why it is limited to only 8 pieces.

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Both cases have a thickness of 14.05mm and 50 meters (50bar) water resistance.

These two watches are only the beginning of the newly established partnership between the two iconic brands and corresponds to Roger Dubuis’ recent interest in other types of industry – especially high-octane ones. In August the Swiss watchmaker introduced the Excalibur Spider created in collaboration with Pirelli. 

From spring 2018 onwards, Roger Dubuis will be one of the main sponsors of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo: the legendary Lamborghini one-make series.

The brand-new Huracán Super Trofeo EVO boosting new aerodynamic efficiency, powerful V10 5.2 litre naturally aspirated 620 hp engine and 6-speed sequential gearbox is prepared for the race. It will be attired in an all-new carbon fibre body kit developed with Dallara, one of the most influential Italian firms on the worldwide motorsport scene. 

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