Sun, Oct 15, 2017

Luxury Goods, Jewellery & Watches
Racy watch celebrates new partnership

Swiss watchmaker Roger Dubuis has brought a limited edition watch in tribute to two new Lamborghini’s cars – the Aventador S and the groundbreaking Huracàn Super Trofeo EVO.

The new watch – in two versions - celebrates the launch of a partnership between the Swiss manufacture and Lamborghini Squadra Corse, the Lamborghini division specializing in motorsports.

The five-year partnership will see Roger Dubuis, Roger Dubuis enjoy a high-profile on-track presence as one of the main sponsors of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo - the legendary Lamborghini one-make race series – from Spring 2018.

The series will see the launch of the brand-new Huracán Super Trofeo EVO attired in an all-new carbon fibre body developed with Dallara, one of the most influential Italian firms on the worldwide motorsport scene

The new partnership was launched last month at Lamborghini’s Centro Stile design centre in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy.

The Excalibur Aventador Snow watch is first horological expression of this partnership. 

The 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 challenge lay in associating these materials with a sporting and sophisticated look, while maintaining an innate sense of luxury and prestige. The Roger Dubuis engineers and designers created a charismatic power control display forming a central signature in the middle of the watch – just like in the super sports car.

Living up to the “Powered by Raging Mechanics” signature, the Excalibur Aventador S is driven by an outstanding ‘engine’ in the shape of the specially developed Duotor RD 103SQ calibre

This Lamborghini-exclusive Roger Dubuis movement embodies an on-going evolution of the maison’s expertise, entirely reinterpreted in light of this automobile alliance. Inspired by power in keeping with the proud Lamborghini tradition, and fuelled by the flair for technological complexity shared by the Geneva-based manufacture.

The Duotor 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.

The Excalibur Aventador S is available in 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”.

The 88-piece limited edition in yellow will cost $185,000, while the eight-piece edition is priced at $205,000, according to reports. 

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