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Roger Dubuis breaks new ground with Lamborghini tie up

Watchmaker creates a new movement for the Excalibur Aventador S

The worlds of supercars and luxury watches will always collide since they are two of the most sought after pillars of gentlemanly indulgence. Now that Roger Dubuis has dipped its toes into the motoring grease to create the Excalibur Spider Pirelli earlier this year with racing tyre maker Pirelli, it’s plunging in head first with a pair of watches made in collaboration with Lamborghini Squadra Corse.

The first model to come from the five-year deal with the Italian marque is the Excalibur Aventador S, which features a completely new movement based on the watchmaker’s Duotour (double balance wheels) concept. Shaped like the Aventador S engine, the RD103SQ is a 312-part skeletonised calibre regulated by two inclined balance wheels to help compensate for positional errors, and offers a deadbeat seconds mechanism — a first for Roger Dubuis.

When you infuse supercar design codes into watches made by a famously gutsy watchmaker, you will get some seriously fierce wrist presence. The 45mm case follows the brand’s Spider design and there are two references for this model: one in Lamborghini’s “Giallo Orion” yellow with a multi-layered carbon composite case and limited to 88 pieces, and an “Arancio Argos” orange-accented one with just eight pieces. The latter actually uses C-SMC composite, or “carbon-sheet moulded compound”, for its case and movement bridges — a material first seen in the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento, and a novelty in watchmaking.

Like all the watches that leave Roger Dubuis workshops, the Excalibur Aventador S bears the Geneva Seal — an accolade awarded only to movements with a high enough level of finishing and decoration.

– Brought to you by ROGER DUBUIS –