If you had a need for speed, the booth of Roger Dubuis was the place to be during SIHH 2018! Completely dedicated to the partnerships that the brand has with both Lamborghini, as well as Pirelli, it introduced exciting new versions of both the Excalibur Spider Pirelli, as well as the Excalibur Aventador S.
The Excalibur Spider Pirelli collection was joined by two new versions, one with deep blue accents, the other one with bright white ones, of course as a reference to the color coding that Pirelli uses for its Formula 1 racing tires. Both feature a black titanium case, in which you can find Calibre 820SQ, with its signature skeletonized bridges and micro-rotor. Of course, is also the strap of this watch made from rubber which comes from race tires that have been used by a Formula 1 car.
The Excalibur Aventador S also gets two very exciting new additions to its line-up, each with a very different personality! The Excalibur Aventador S Blue is everything you might expect from a high-performance car! Powered by the RD103SQ movement, with its distinct double balance wheels, it is crafted from C-SMC carbon, which Lamborghini themselves use to craft their cars from. The blue accents in the watch and the strap are put in contrast with red hands, minute markers, and the outer ring of the dial. Combined they offer a vibrant explosion of color. This model is limited to 88 pieces.
The Excalibur Aventador S Pink Gold shows the more formal side of the watch. It is surprising how different materials actually completely change the look of the watch! For this version, of which only 28 will be made, Roger Dubuis fits a titanium container, which holds the movement, in a multi-layer carbon case, and a pink gold bezel, overmolded with black rubber. A few years ago this combination of materials would be unheard of, yet now they are used combined establishing a synergy, that gives a new dynamic to luxury watchmaking.
source: hautetime.com BY MARTIN GREEN