Roger Dubuis And Lamborghini Join Hands For The New Excalibur Aventador S
If you love cars and have an eye for watches as well, partnerships like the Roger Dubuis-Lamborghini union could mean the realisation of a fantasy. The first timepiece to result from a five-year deal between these two brands, the Excalibur Aventador S, sports a 45mm carbon fibre case. There’s also a deadbeat seconds display, and a self-winding movement, inspired by the engine block of the Lamborghini Aventador, that yields a 40-hour power reserve.
The values fuelling Lamborghini inevitably resonate with the Roger Dubuis ethos: an avant-garde mindset, a quest for performance engraved in its genetic makeup, a focus on innovative materials and world premieres, along with unparalleled customer experiences and extremely exclusive production – naturally including a bespoke offer.
To mark the launch of the partnership, the Manufacture Roger Dubuis technical specialists drew inspiration from the Lamborghini spirit in creating the first horological expression of this high-speed partnership: the Excalibur Aventador S, propelled by a powerful “engine” designed to resemble that in Lamborghini’s actual Aventador, an equally impressive feat of mechanical engineering capable of extreme performance.
Offering yet another stunning example of highly complicated watchmaking inspired by the automotive
world, the Roger Dubuis/Lamborghini Squadra Corse partnership roars to life in 2018 with the 45 mm
Excalibur Aventador S Blue and the Excalibur Adventador S Pink Gold vying for pole position.
Driven by the passion for cutting-edge technological complexity shared by Roger Dubuis and Lamborghini Squadra Corse, both these ultra high-performance models live up to the partnerships “Powered by Raging Mechanics” signature.
Both are propelled by the specially developed and impressive Duotor (double balance wheels) concept in a totally revamped 312-part RD103SQ movement. This calibre 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 sleek, streamlined cars, the double balance wheel is inclined at a similar angle, supported and highlighted by holders shaped like triangular wheel suspension assemblies. This exclusive Roger Dubuis movement embodies an ongoing evolution of the Maison’s impressive expertise, entirely reinterpreted to suit this proud automobile alliance.
Akin to its 2017 eight-piece limited edition “Arancio Argos” predecessor, the highly exclusive Excalibur Adventador S Blue is crafted from the same C-SMC carbon as that used on the actual Lamborghini cars. As the ultimate indication of its royal bloodline, it offers a true-blue experience with a black and Neptune blue bi-material strap, blue rubber over-moulding on the case and crown, and blue markings on the fluted carbon bezel.
The Excalibur Adventador S Pink Gold features the same multi-layered carbon skeleton case as its 88- piece limited edition forebear, while replacing the latter’s Lamborghini “Giallo Orion” accents with the richly glowing warmth of pink gold, teamed with a supremely sophisticated black Alcantara strap.