Last weekend had the fast and the furious tearing down Marina Bay in the annual Formula One Singapore, while the nights ensued in revelry and epic after-parties. Today, something else revs up on the proverbial race track.
Roger Dubuis and Lamborghini Squadra Corse just unveiled the stunning new Excalibur Aventador S, in a collaboration that some say is a long time coming. Call it a meeting between the quintessential Italian flair for high-performance supercars and the signature Swiss watchmaking precision, but this collaboration is more than symbolic. The new Duotor calibre takes inspiration from two racing goddesses, the Aventador S and the Huracàn Super Trofeo EVO.
The 8-piece Excalibur Aventador S in “Arancio Argos” orange
Both watches are powered by a hand-wound mechanical RD103SQ caliber featuring finely positioned double sprung balances, equipped with a power reserve of 40 hours. Engine strut bars come between in a stunning juxtaposition against the rest of the movement, bringing to mind a transparent engine ‘hood’. And, like the performance-enhancing longitudinal placement of Lamborghini engines, the double balance wheel is angled similarly and supported by holders resembling triangular wheel suspension assemblies. Like a charismatic Lamborghini, the watch flaunts an enigmatic power control display in the middle of the watch like a signature.
The 88-piece Excalibur Aventador S in “Giallo Orion” yellow
The 45 mm Excalibur Aventador S is available in two limited editions, with bezels fashioned from the carbon famously used in Lamborghini cars, overmoulded with coloured rubber. The 88-piece bears the signature Lamborghini “Giallo Orion” yellow, while the 8-piece edition is offered in the fiery “Arancio Argos” orange.
“Like Lamborghini, we deliver ‘engines’ distinguished by their extreme quality and cutting edge performance,” says Roger Dubuis CEO Jean-Marc Pontroué. “But like the owners of such exceptional Italian hypercars, our customers are above all interested in standout aesthetics that ensure instant recognition matched by ultra-exclusivity and rarity.”