Roger Dubuis Excalibur Huracán Performante is a high tech timepiece created in partnership with Lamborghini Squadra Corse. The result is a watch recalling the Lamborghini Huracán supercar: a calibre designed to resemble the car’s V10 engine, a rotor weight depicting the alloy rims, Alcantara leather from the car interior and rubber inlay with the Pirelli P Zero Trofeo™ R tyre‑pattern.
Review Roger Dubuis Excalibur Huracán Performante
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Huracán Performante was officially launched at SIHH 2019 but we published the press release in the month prior to the event. In fact, SIHH 2019 opened with a grandiose Roger Dubuis press conference. The Roger Dubuis both had a real Lamborghini exposed. The Excalibur Huracán Performante presented today was photographed during those days.
Excalibur Huracán Performante chassis and body
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Huracán Performante was developed like a supercar. The best modern materials using the latest manufacturing technologies led to a super-watch. A car like Lamborghini Huracán deserves a company of the same calibre.
Excalibur Huracán Performante features a skeletonised Spider case familiar from the Excalibur Spider Collection – the series dedicated to Lamborghini collaborations. The 45mm case is constructed from titanium with a titanium container over-moulded with black rubber. The watch has on top a fluted titanium bezel.
The crown follows the high-performance design. For those familiar with the automobile’s mechanics, the shape of the crown resembles a wheel hub or a planetary gear. The titanium crown features a yellow rubber insert.
Despite the complex layered design, the case has a thickness of only 13.3mm. The curved lugs design and the light-weight choice of material makes from the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Huracán Performante an ultra-comfortable wrist companion.
The titanium case back was fitted with a large sapphire crystal with yellow metallization ring. The caseback is fixed with the help of four screws. On the metallic band was negatively engraved the name of the brand and “Horloger Genevois” (Geneva watchmaker), together with the serial number and water resistance.
Under the sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment can be seen the skeletonised dial of the Excalibur Huracán Performante (the sapphire’s treatment creates the tint visible in the pictures). The dial doubles as an engine compartment. The skeletonisation reveals important components of the RD630 calibre.
The dial has a three-dimensional construction and a multi-layered design: a black lower flange and an anthracite upper flange that reveals the 12° angle balance escapement. An architecture that follows the complexity of the case design.
For the time display, Roger Dubuis uses 18k gold hours and minutes hands with a black PVD coating. The hands’ tips were decorated with a yellow transfer printed arrow and white luminous SLN. The central seconds’ hand is manufactured in aluminium and it received a yellow varnish coating. For hour indexes, the independent brand uses rhodium-plated indexes with hexagonal recess filled with white luminous SLN insert. For the minutes and seconds, the dial has an interesting register with white and yellow printed indices. The chapter ring bears the name of the brand on top and “Swiss Geneve Made” print – as a proud mention of the origin.
The date indication is placed at 6 o’clock using a small aperture and a stamped ring over a yellow background.
RD630 calibre – A powerful engine
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Huracán Performante is put in motion by the calibre RD630. Most of the calibre is visible on the dial side. The movement’s appearance was intended as an under-the-bonnet show of the Huracán. Starting with the strut bar bridge, air intakes, life cell protection unit and ending with the “ceramic brake disk” (base plate) visible under the “rim” rotor weight, RD630 is an automobilist’s horological splendour. If you are passioned by mechanics and sports car, you will find pure joy in the Excalibur Huracán Performante.
On the technical side, the super-watch is fitted with a 12° balance wheel oscillating with a 28’800 vibration per hour (4Hz). The double-barrel system offers 60 hours of high-performance. The 233 components RD630 calibre is decorated according to the given automotive theme. The movement is skeletonised. The main plate is shot-blasted and NAC coated. Bridges are shot-blasted or trued-up and NAC coated.
Every day is a competition day
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Huracán Performante is by name, look and construction a high-performance timepiece. The watch is a bold appearance and catches anyone’s attention as something special. The selected materials are the top ones used in high end automotive. The watch inherits not only the fabulous look of the Lamborghini Huracán Performante but also the lightweight feel and top performances.
Excalibur Huracán Performante is a comfortable companion. The legibility is good for a dial so complex. On low light, the legibility is very good due to the white luminous SLN. The timepiece is a sports wristwatch to be mandatorily partnered with a sports car. I mean, you can wear it as it is, but where is the fun?
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Huracán Performante Technical Specifications
- Skeletonized with spider case,
- Ø45 mm,
- Titanium with Titanium container over-moulded with black rubber,
- Fluted Titanium bezel,
- Titanium with yellow rubber crown,
- Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment.
- Titanium, sapphire crystal with yellow metallization case back.
- Thickness: 13.3mm
- Skeleton dial with black lower flange,
- Anthracite upper flange,
- Rhodium-plated indexes filled with white luminous SLN,
- 18K black PVD coated gold hands with yellow transfers and white luminous SLN tips,
- Aluminium yellow varnished second hand.
- 5 BAR (50 m)
- Bi-material strap with black rubber base and grey Alcantara® inlay featuring the Pirelli P Zero Trofeo™ R tyre-pattern design
- Titanium, adjustable folding buckle
- RD630 calibre,
- Automatic 12° balance
- Double barrel, air intakes, life cell protection unit, strut bars
- Hours, Minutes, Central Seconds,
- Skeleton movement,
- Mainplate is shot-blasted and NAC coated.
- Bridges are shot-blasted or trued-up and NAC coated.
Number of parts:
- 233 components
- 4 Hz (28’800 vph)
- 60 hours
- 88 pieces