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Roger Dubuis - Excalibur Pirelli Ice Zero 2

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Pirelli Ice Zero 2

In February, Pirelli tested its brand-new high-power tyres in Sweden in glacial surroundings. On this occasion, Roger Dubuis unveiled a watch featuring a strap inspired by the state-of-the-art steel nail studded pattern.

Roger Dubuis’ favourite platform of expression, Excalibur pushes all existing technical and aesthetic boundaries as far as they will go. Against this background, and articulating its ‘disruptive materials and progressive complications’, of recent years, the brand has drawn inspiration from other industries to defy existing watchmaking codes at every level. One such example of these exclusive alliances is the now two-year-old “Perfect Fit” partnership between tyre expert Pirelli and Roger Dubuis, characterised by privileged exclusivity and a common focus on aesthetics in the respective R&D driven approaches of each, along with superlative technical engineering and high-tech materials.

Excalibur Pirelli Ice Zero 2

Excalibur Pirelli Ice Zero 2 © Roger Dubuis

In February, these brand-new high-power tyres were tested at the Pirelli proving ground in Flurheden (Sweden). In the latest graphic demonstration of these distinguishing features, Pirelli is gearing up for the launch of a new patented studded tyre developed for high performance on ice in the most winter conditions. With optimized and patented stud distribution and a tread design developed to achieve continuous grip and high driving comfort, the Pirelli Ice Zero™ is the ultimate demonstration of Pirelli’s incomparable expertise in the world of high-end tyres for premium vehicles – this time on snow and ice.

Excalibur Pirelli Ice Zero 2

© Roger Dubuis

On the occasion of the test-drive event, Roger Dubuis unveiled its brand-new interpretation of this cutting-edge tyre technology: the Excalibur Pirelli Ice Zero 2. Part of the brand's iconic collection with its stated sport aesthetic and skeleton signature, this timepiece features a double flying tourbillon, one of the world’s highest complications in the realm of Haute Horlogerie, and is powered by the Poinçon de Genève certified Calibre RD105SQ. The eight-piece limited edition Excalibur Pirelli Ice Zero 2 timepiece gets off to a sizzling start with a strap complete with the same state-of-the-art steel nail studded pattern.

Excalibur Pirelli Ice Zero 2

The Excalibur Pirelli Ice Zero 2 inspired by the new Ice Zero™ 2 tyre by Pirelli © Roger Dubuis

Consistently going the extra mile, Roger Dubuis takes this piece of watchmaking interpretation to the next level by removing the DLC treatment on the titanium super sports car style edges of this watch, highlighting the Excalibur Pirelli Ice Zero 2 timepiece’s own iconic contours in a nod to its motorsports alter ego. Yet another demonstration of what happens when visionary engineers meet with incredible watchmakers ready to hot up the pace in sub-zero temperatures.

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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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