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Roger Dubuis - Excalibur Spider Pirelli SOTTOZERO™

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Pirelli SOTTOZERO™

Roger Dubuis took advantage of the Lamborghini Winter Accademia, which was held in February in Livigno, to launch the Excalibur Spider Pirelli SOTTOZERO™.

Taking exciting high-octane exploits to unprecedented new levels and inspired by the avant-garde designs and technical mastery of both its partners – tyre legend Pirelli on the one hand, and Lamborghini Squadra Corse on the other – Roger Dubuis races off the grid in 2018 by offering red-hot performance in super-cold conditions.

International benchmark for ice-driving courses, the Lamborghini Winter Accademia was a made in heaven match for the Roger Dubuis/Pirelli “Perfect Fit” partnership. Professional Lamborghini instructors treated automobile aficionados to a thrilling two-day experience of learning to handle the fleet – naturally fitted with Pirelli SOTTOZERO™ tyres – in low-grip situations.

Excalibur Spider Pirelli SOTTOZERO™

© Roger Dubuis

Aside from the iconic Roger Dubuis skeleton double flying tourbillon, the 47 mm Excalibur Spider Pirelli SOTTOZERO™ is inspired by Pirelli’s SOTTOZERO™ winter tyres, which were the protagonists of the Lamborghini Winter Accademia. The guests of the driving school were able to try a particular version of the Pirelli Sottozero 3, specially studded for the occasion. Together with a Pirelli expert, the guests participated in a truly educational course on tyres, above all enabling them to learn about the importance of winter ones in extreme conditions. Performance and precision are the chief characteristics shared by Pirelli’s winter tyres and the new Roger Dubuis creation.

Excalibur Spider Pirelli SOTTOZERO™

© Roger Dubuis

A white ceramic bezel with blue markings offsets the titanium and sapphire crystal case proffering an incredible view of the new RD105SQ hand-wound calibre, signature blue Astral Skeleton and multi-coloured power reserve indicator representing a cool nod to racing-car cockpit fuel gauges. Speedometer-like seconds counters enhanced with automobile-inspired pointers rim the flying tourbillons at 5 and 7 o’clock respectively.

Excalibur Spider Pirelli SOTTOZERO™

Excalibur Spider Pirelli SOTTOZERO™ © Roger Dubuis

Forcefully expressing the ‘disruptive materials and progressive complications’ mantra of the brand that dares to be different, the real surprise in the new timepiece lies in the… strap. Like its predecessors, this distinctive strap features rubber inlays from certified Pirelli tyres and an interior reproducing the profile of a Pirelli CINTURATO™ intermediate tyre; but this time it is also adorned on top with tread motifs reproducing the profile of the best in class Pirelli SOTTOZERO™ tyre. Characterised by this elegant tread pattern with an asymmetric design, it is set with dozens of titanium studs emulating the nails in its namesake designed for better grip under icy conditions.

Excalibur Spider Pirelli SOTTOZERO™

Excalibur Spider Pirelli SOTTOZERO™ © Roger Dubuis

A bold and thoroughly exclusive statement of uncompromising quality, design and innovation, this watch is limited to just eight pieces intended for the ultimate watchmaking connoisseurs.

The brand

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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