Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Huracan
 

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Huracan

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Richard Brown

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The £200,000 Lamborghini Huracan Spyder is as sensational a supercar as you will find, and the consensus amongst car journalists is that the engine noise alone is worth the price tag. But what is the connection to the world of
watches?

Lamborghini and Roger Dubuis, the Swiss hyperwatch manufacturer, have teamed up forces to make a Huracan-inspired watch, advertised as "an audacious timepiece born to race". The spawn of this union results in unique calibres, much like the engines found in the supercars.

Excalibur Spider HuracanExcalibur Spider Huracan - Credit Roger Dubuis

The Car:

The Lamborghini Huracan replaced the 2014 Gallardo. It is an opening roof, a 5.2-litre V10 and like all Lambos, it is as much designed to generate attention as it is to give driving thrills. Much like the watch which now bears its name, the car is not designed to be an everyday machine – far from it.

The Watch:

This ultra-complex machine has a 12° tilted balance, twin barrel and a rotor designed like a supercar alloy wheel. Construction is from MCF, mineral composite fibre, and black DLC titanium with interchangeable rubber and perforated calf leather straps with Dubuis' unique QRS or Quick Release System.

Excalibur Spider HuracanExcalibur Spider Huracan - Credit Roger Dubuis 

The Engine of the Beast:

The movement is the stunning RD630 automatic with a date complication. It may as well say 5.2L V10 on it, given its complexity. Inspired naturally by the automotive world, the RD630 was explicitly developed for the partnership with Lamborghini Squadra Corse. The calibre is built with a twin barrel power supply, allowing it to reach a power reserve of 60 hours. The movement structure is designed like a supercar engine with strut bars forming a clear and visible visual signature.

The RD630 operates at an industry standard frequency of 4 Hz / 28,800 Vibrations per Hour and has a power reserve of 60 Hours.

Excalibur Spider HuracanExcalibur Spider Huracan - Credit Roger Dubuis 

Pure Coachwork:

The external dimensions of the watch are as impressive as the engine beating inside. The statistics are frankly eye-catching. The watch comprises 233 pieces, 29 of them rubies. It has a black DLC titanium case with a white mineral composite fibre bezel and lacquered markings with sapphire crystal and an anti-reflective coating. There is a titanium open case back also with sapphire crystal and a metalised Excalibur Huracan logo in black DLC. There is a titanium crown with a red lacquered ring, and the entire package has a diameter of 45mm, so like the car, it’s not subtle.

Excalibur Spider HuracanExcalibur Spider Huracan - Credit Roger Dubuis 

We can think of absolutely no reason for anyone to go swimming with this watch, however it is water resistant 50 metres. The hands are black PVD-coated gold 750/1000 with pink gold transfers and white luminous Super Luminova tips. The seconds hand also has red lacquer. The straps are black rubber or blue perforated calf with inner colour holes in red to reflect some of the colours available on the counterpart racing machine. This watch is limited to just 88 units from £87,000.

Excalibur Spider HuracanExcalibur Spider Huracan - Credit Roger Dubuis

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Huracan Specs:

  • Material: Construction is from MCF, mineral composite fibre, and black DLC titanium
  • Case Dimension: 45mm
  • Movement: twin barrel power supply, 28,800vph, 60 hour power reserve
  • Hands: PVD with pink gold, and Super Luminova
  • Production: 88 units
  • Supplied straps: black rubber or blue perforated calf in the style of Pirelli Trofeo R tyre
  • Price: TBC

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About the Author: Richard Brown

I truly believe one of the best partners in exploration and adventure is a fine watch. Over 30 years of collecting, my fascination with the technical capabilities of both vintage and modern timepieces has never abated and it is a privilege to be able to share this passion through writing.

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