Breath-taking technology and daring customer experiences…..the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Aventador S and the Lamborghini Squadra Corse rewrite rules of path breaking performance!
What would a partnership between Roger Dubuis and Lamborghini Squadra Corse look like? Let us say, it would mean that the best of Italian aesthetic lair and performance face the ultimate in Swiss precision and mechanical instruments. This is a partnership that spells power. It takes the form of a new calibre inspired by the Aventador S engine and the new ground-breaking Huracàn Super Trofeo EVO.
Unveiling the partnership
The landmark unveiling of this new partnership took place at the location where all these innovative ideas are conceptualized- Lamborghini’s R&D department, the legendary Centro Stile. For the first time ever, the celebratory dinner was held right in the middle of the production lines of the famous Aventador. A well-known Italian track was privatized for the occasion and guests were thus able to enjoy the adrenaline rush of an unforgettable driving experience.
Excalibur Aventador S
This is the first timepiece collection embodying natural affinities of the two brands. The timepiece channels unreasonable sensations and exceptional power, thanks to the shared design skills. The result? A timepiece with high-tech materials and top-rate performance. Some of the features of the watch include multi-layered carbon and C-SMC carbon based on the same technology as that used for Lamborghini cars. In fact, this is a world premiere use of this material featured in the orange-liveried 8-piece limited edition.
A specially developed Duotor calibre, a Lamborghini-exclusive Roger Dubuis movement has been entirely reinterpreted in light of this automobile alliance. The engine strut bars revisit 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 two interpretations epitomising 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”.
Roger Dubuis CEO Jean-Marc Pontroué is clearly revved up about this high-energy partnership:
“Like Lamborghini, we deliver ‘engines’ distinguished by their extreme quality and cutting- edge performance. 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. Combining our in-house talents to deliver exceptional timepieces and unique experiential value naturally implies shifting into high gear, our favourite mode of operation,” he quoted.
The mechanics of the Lamborghini Squadra Corse and the genius of the watch manufacture represents the synthesis of visionary engineers and incredible watchmakers… a perfect recipe for roaring success!