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Roger Dubuis - Excalibur Spider Pirelli

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Pirelli

2017 sees Roger Dubuis revealing a brand-new alliance with Pirelli and presenting two ground-breaking Excalibur models developed in collaboration with Pirelli.

Pirelli is a pioneer in technical and industrial innovations and is the sole supplier of premium tyres to the world’s flagship motorsports competitions. Roger Dubuis devotes its skill in architectural and technical mechanics to delivering a wearer experience extending far beyond the timepiece itself, to embrace an entire lifestyle. One of the strong values shared by the two pioneering firms is their commitment to placing their resolutely state-of-the-art approach to their respective domains at the service of an exclusive lifestyle.

And what better way for Roger Dubuis to both literally and metaphorically ‘attach’ a model to an incredible experience than to fit timepieces with straps featuring rubber inlays from certified Pirelli winning motorsport tyres having competed in real races – and adorned with legendary tread motifs reproducing the profile of a Pirelli CinturatoTM intermediate tyre? The powerful connection with a specific emblematic event location is further symbolised by the blue colour of the two dedicated ‘Pirelli’ timepieces launched at the SIHH 2017 and also picked up in the strap stitching.

The Excalibur Spider concept, which extends the unique Roger Dubuis skeleton principle beyond the movement to encompass external elements such as the bezel and flange, provides the ideal showcase for this significant colour coding scheme – even extending to the outer rims framing the luminescent tips of the openworked hands.

Excalibur Spider Pirelli - Double Flying Tourbillon

Excalibur Spider Pirelli

Robust and reliable, this model is clearly built for life in the fast lane. Its sturdy 47mm diameter black DLC titanium skeleton case flaunts vulcanised blue rubber accents highlighting its titanium crown and ‘container’.
Fans of fine mechanics can enjoy an incredible transparent view of the new RD105SQ hand-wound calibre with its signature blue Astral Skeleton – matching the unique abovementioned ‘Pirelli’ design features.

The flying tourbillons at 5 and 7 o’clock are rimmed by speedometer-like seconds counters complete with automobile-inspired pointers, while the multi-coloured power-reserve indicator represents a cool nod to racing-car cockpit fuel gauges.

Available exclusively from Roger Dubuis boutiques, the eight pieces in this limited edition come with a money-can’t-buy high adrenaline experience: a two-day VIP program organised by Pirelli at motorsport event.

Excalibur Spider Pirelli - Automatic Skeleton

Excalibur Spider Pirelli

The robust 45mm skeleton case with its black DLC titanium elements and contrasting blue touches provides houses the Calibre RD820SQ. All faces of its 167 components are hand-crafted in accordance with the stringent quality criteria and finishing governing the “Poinçon de Genève” certification.

The design and height of the famous Roger Dubuis micro-rotor effectively enhance the 3D effect favoured by the Manufacture, as does the raised position of the Astral Skeleton. Typifying the blend of formal aesthetics and useful functionality adopted by the Maison, the instantly recognisable star shape features tips pointing to hour-markers, thereby enhancing both clarity and legibility.

The lucky owners of this 88-piece limited edition will enjoy the privilege of being invited to high-end local Pirelli events.


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The Roger Dubuis Manufacture was founded on the desire for independence and watchmaking excellence. With remarkable dynamism, Roger Dubuis quickly ignited the world of Haute Horlogerie and has developed over thirty completely original in-house movements. Striking a fine balance between traditional watchmaking expertise and avant‑garde design, the Manufacture became a specialist in architectural skeletonised movements.

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