Hubert Burda Media

Roger Dubuis X Lamborghini Debut Excalibur Aventador S

An ode to Italian marques and fine horology.

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.”

Suggested Articles