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ROARING ENCOUNTER

Every day is a competition day for, filled with challenges to be taken on and ambitious goals to be reached. Like Roger Dubuis Lamborghini Squadra Corse, the Maison is firmly committed to cutting-edge performance, ferocious groundbreaking technology and super sleek aesthetics, all fueled by a high-impact R&D vision and focused on delivering bold customer experiences. This set of common denominators put them on a fast track to a roaring encounter where sparks were bound to fly.

excaliburhuracagravenperformante18-945248For individuals committed to pushing their own limits and defying all known rules, Lamborghini’s Squadra Corse motorsport department and Manufacture Roger Dubuis have opted to pool their knowledge and expertise. When visionary engineers meet with incredible watchmakers, the inevitable surge of adrenaline results in models “Powered by raging mechanics”, of which the first was unleashed on September 20th 2017. One year into these high-octane joint endeavors, the Italian aesthetic flair continues to merge with Swiss precision and mechanical instruments.

In 2018, inspired by Lamborghini Squadra Corse and its unique automobile aesthetic showcased in the Huracán Performante, the watchmakers of the Manufacture have developed a timepiece brimming with racing design codes. One of the most striking features of the aggressive Excalibur Huracán Performante timepiece is its brand-new ‘engine’: the RD630 movement with its 12° inclined balance wheel representing the caliber signature associated with Lamborghini. Taking strong visual cues from the shapes on which the supercar is based, this timepiece notably gives pride of place to the hexagon.

A versatile geometrical figure used to construct the volume of the supercar; it appears throughout the timepiece in various guises and is notably reproduced to symbolize strut bars. The stand-out half hexagon appearing on the louvered air intakes of the Lamborghini Huracán Performante are repeated as miniature versions visible through the openwork dial of the Excalibur Huracán Performante timepiece.

Other special decoration includes a new crown inspired by racing nuts on supercar wheels, a twin-barrel ‘energy tank’ and a multi-material ‘spoiler’, used for the decorative open worked bridges. Viewed from the back, even the complete circular weight of the automatic movement emulates the design of the wheel rims of Lamborghini’s Huracán family.

Offering the same blend of performance, lightness and security as its namesake supercar, the Excalibur Huracán Performante timepiece sports distinctive “Technical Titan Grey” livery complete with signature bright yellow accents. The lining of the genuine Alcantara strap of the Excalibur Huracán Performante watch crosses the finish line with a rubber inlay featuring the Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tyre pattern design. Because there is nothing as powerful as real-life experiences, the 88 privileged owners of this stunning timepiece can also look forward to life in the fast lane with a ride as privileged spectators from the inside of the Super Trofeo. Sit tight for December and all that comes thereafter!

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AVENTADOR WOWS DUBAI

Following the success of the Roger Dubuis innovative pop up in Harrods in London last summer, the power of Raging Mechanics is coming to Dubai from September 19th to 29th and connoisseurs of luxury watches and super sports cars have the opportunity to catch the thrill of Raging Mechanics at the Roger Dubuis pop up in Dubai Mall which displays the Excalibur Aventador S Blue and the Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo Evo.

204 x 300 1This daring pop up celebrates the launch of the Excalibur Aventador S Blue, the newest addition to the stunning line up developed in collaboration with Lamborghini Squadra Corse. Offering yet another stunning example of highly complicated watchmaking inspired by the automotive world, the exclusive timepiece is crafted from the same C-SMC carbon as that used on Lamborghini’s cars, and driven by a powerful ‘engine’ resembling Lamborghini’s Aventador.

To enhance the high-powered partnership with Lamborghini Squadra Corse, the audacious display hosts, for the first time in the region, the Huracán Super Trofeo Evo.

The Lamborghini Huracán Evo, exclusive limited edition of 10 cars, is the brand new race-weapon, produced to celebrate the 10th edition of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo races. The racing car is a masterpiece combining functionality and style in a refined mix of geometries.

The booth, only a few meters away from the Roger Dubuis boutique, is the pure representation of the brands’ shared values: innovative materials, disruptive designs and superlative technical engineering. Roger Dubuis embarks in a bold adventure: unreasonable sensations and exceptional power are expected. Dare to be rare.

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AVANT-GARDE DESIGNS

The bite of icy air, the crunch of tyres on hard snow and the thrill of truly money can’t buy experiences was the exhilarating setting for the adrenalin-packed recent launch of the titanium-studded Excalibur Spider Pirelli Sottozero at the Lamborghini Winter Academia in Livigno, Italy. 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.

The latest examples of what happens when visionary engineers meet incredible watchmakers started the year in heart-pounding style with the February launch of the Excalibur Spider Pirelli Sottozero: an off-the-radar reinterpretation of Pirelli’s incomparable expertise in the world of high-end tyres for premium vehicles. Embedded in the very DNA of the Maison, the iconic and deliberately extravagant Excalibur epitomizes the boldly adventurous nature of a Manufacture that has always been determined to stay several laps ahead of the pack.

Complete with drifting, night-driving and the pure adrenalin rush of testing up to 700 HP on snow and ice, the event was a made in heaven match for the money can’t buy experiences ethos of the Roger Dubuis/Pirelli “Perfect Fit” partnership. Silent snow-capped peaks vibrated to the roar of the supercars, including the record-breaking Huracán Performante, as 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. The international benchmark for ice-driving courses, the Lamborghini Winter Academia has been held annually since 2012, offering guests a uniquely unconventional and unforgettable driving adventure.

rogerdubuisjonolsson-28Irresistible mutual attraction was the spark of the relationships Roger Dubuis – a brand with performance engraved in its very DNA – has ignited with Pirelli and Lamborghini Squadra Corse. All share common values encapsulating a radical R&D vision, the same flair for disruptive designs, superlative technical engineering, an attitude in sync with some of the most demanding clients the world has to offer, and extreme aesthetics.

Aside from the iconic Roger Dubuis skeleton double flying tourbillon, the unequivocal focus of the 47 mm Excalibur Spider Pirelli Sottozero comes down to the latter. It is inspired by Pirelli’s legendary Sottozero winter tyres, which were the protagonists of the Lamborghini Winter Academia. The guests of the driving school organized by the carmaker from Sant’Agata Bolognese were in fact 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.

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

 

Forcefully expressing the ‘disruptive materials and progressive complications’ mantra of the brand that dares to be different, the real surprise in the Excalibur Spider Pirelli Sottozero 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 legendary tread motifs reproducing the profile of the best in class Pirelli Sottozero tyre. Characterized 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.

A bold and thoroughly exclusive statement of uncompromising quality, design and innovation, the Excalibur Spider Pirelli Sottozero is limited to just eight pieces intended for the ultimate watchmaking connoisseurs. Such are the owners of Roger Dubuis’ timepieces – individuals who dare to be rare and dare to wear world-first watches with just a hint of craziness.

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HIGH POWERED PARTNERSHIP

The Lamborghini Headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese was the stage for a global premiere by Roger Dubuis and Lamborghini Squadra Corse. The best of Italian aesthetic flair and performance blending with the ultimate in Swiss precision and mechanical instruments. A high powered partnership that takes the form of a new caliber inspired by the Aventador S engine and the new ground breaking Huracàn Super Trofeo EVO.

Manufacture Roger Dubuis technical specialists drew inspiration from the Lamborghini spirit in rising to the challenge of creating the first timepiece collection embodying their natural affinities. The Excalibur Aventador Snow hits the track as the first horological expression of this high-speed partnership, channeling unreasonable sensations and exceptional power.

high powered partnershiphigh powered partnershipDetermined to create an ultimate experience like sliding into a Lamborghini, the teams have shared their respective design skills. The resulting two models combine noble and high-tech materials while ensuring top-rate performance. These include multi-layered carbon and C-SMC carbon based on the same technology as that used for Lamborghini cars – a world premiere use of this material featured in the orange-liveried 8-piece limited edition.

The Excalibur Aventador S is available in two interpretations epitomizing the “Dare to be rare” concept through respective 88 and 8-piece limited editions. The former bears the inimitable Lamborghini “Giallo Orion” yellow paint code picked up in a number of design features, while the even more exclusive series comes in “Arancio Argos”.

A wild beast capable of extreme performances: the brand-new Huracán Super Trofeo EVO will be attired in an all-new carbon fiber body kit developed with Dallara, one of the most influential Italian firms on the worldwide motorsport scene. New aerodynamic efficiency, powerful V10 5.2 liter naturally aspirated 620 hp engine, 6-speed sequential gearbox. Take a deep breath, this sophisticated speed machine is derived from the road version. Roger Dubuis could not have imagined a better platform for showcasing its outrageous spirit.

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From the Lamborghini Headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy, to the Roger Dubuis Creative Lab Center in Geneva, Switzerland, the world of spectacular supercars thus hits the road in the company of incredible haute complications. From now on, keen observers can expect further collections and a wealth of jointly organized surprises, including exciting experiences in the Geneva area as well as racing event weekends.