To mark the launch of the partnership, the Manufacture Roger Dubuis technical specialists drew inspiration from the Lamborghini spirit in creating the first horological expression of this high-speed partnership: the Excalibur Aventador S, propelled by a powerful “engine” designed to resemble that in Lamborghini’s actual Aventador, an equally impressive feat of mechanical engineering capable of extreme performance.
Offering yet another stunning example of highly complicated watchmaking inspired by the automotive world, the Roger Dubuis/Lamborghini Squadra Corse partnership roars to life with Excalibur Aventador S Blue vying for pole position.
The Excalibur Aventador S is propelled by the specially developed and impressive Duotor (double balance wheels) concept in a totally revamped 312-part RD103SQ movement with Poinçon de Genève certified and 40 hours of power reserve. This calibre is notably distinguished by engine strut bars revisiting the iconic Roger Dubuis Astral Skeleton principle, striking an astounding contrast with the rest of the movement, as if the engine ‘hood’ were transparent.
Recalling the performance-enhancing longitudinal placement of Lamborghini engines tailored to the design of the sleek, streamlined cars, the double balance wheel is inclined at a similar angle, supported and highlighted by holders shaped like triangular wheel suspension assemblies. This exclusive Roger Dubuis movement embodies an ongoing evolution of the Maison’s impressive expertise, entirely reinterpreted to suit this proud automobile alliance.
Crafted using the same C-SMC carbon used in Lamborghini cars, the 45mm case of the new Excalibur Aventador S Blue bears a titanium mid-case molded over with blue rubber and red accents. The skeletonized carbon is also known as the Excalibur Spider case.
The watch comes on a black and Neptune blue bi-material strap that features red stitching, RD pattern on the inside of the strap and a titanium black DLC clasp with adjustable folding buckle and quick release system. In a 14.05mm thick, The Excalibur Aventador S Blue also uses a fluted C-SMC carbon bezel with blue markings and a titanium black DLC crown overmolded with blue rubber.
Congruous with the skeletonised case, a skeleton dial with C-SMC carbon lies center stage to the watch. The dial also features a black and red flange and rhodium plated indexes filled with white luminous SLN. The hands used are 18K black PVD coated gold hands with red transfers and white luminous SLN tips, while the seconds hand is in black PVD coat.
This high-octane release is a skeleton sports watch that will fits very well in the wrist of supercar drivers.