Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Huracàn – Automatic Ref. DBEX0947

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Huracàn
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Start your engines for the new Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Huracán. Redressed in Ceramic Composite Fibre (CCF), racing style just reached next level with the debut of this striking frosty white case. For an exclusive tribe of adrenaline-chasers who have come to expect the unexpected, the new Excalibur Spider Huracán brings raging mechanics, super-sleek aesthetics and horological craftsmanship together in one place. It’s time to shift to a higher gear.

Adrenaline meets innovation

Hearts race hard and fast at the sight of the RD630 calibre elevated by CCF, a high-technology material inspired by other ground-breaking industries. Roger Dubuis saw the ingenuity of aerospace’s use of CCF in the production of space rockets and from there went on to develop its own CCF material after months of research and development. Representing the Maison’s technical prowess and desire to charter new ground, the independent Manufacture found that combining resin with resistant ceramic fibres could produce an entirely new and exceptionally light material twenty per cent lighter than carbon and with a distinctive white marble effect. Not only does this lightness make it exceptionally comfortable to wear on the wrist, it also takes design to its epic extremes. Used to create its white case and as embellishment within the movement itself, the new Excalibur Spider Huracán is a veritable feat of innovation and adrenaline in a single timepiece.

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Huracàn

Powered by raging mechanics

The new Excalibur Spider Huracán is the latest creation to emerge from Roger Dubuis x Lamborghini Squadra Corse, a partnership defined by radical performance and razor-sharp aesthetics. Reflecting the DNA of the Italian supercar combined with the horological excellence of the Maison, the CCF-white Excalibur Spider Huracán is built like an engine.

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Huracàn

Powered by an automatic RD630 calibre, the 45-mm diameter Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Huracán channels the same exhilarating blend of performance and lightness as its motoring namesake. Taking strong visual cues from which the Lamborghini Huracán is based, the timepiece is imbued with signature racing design codes. With a honeycomb motif made famous by the supercar, the hexagonal dashboard of the Lamborghini Huracán is reflected in the timepiece, the same epicentre paralleled in the shape of the calibre. What’s more, twin barrels and a 12° tilted balance wheel represent the movement signature associated with Lamborghini Squadra Corse. When viewed from the back, the semi-skeletonised movement reveals the 360° oscillating rim weight that reproduces the like-for-like speed effect of a Huracán wheel rim, while emulating the design of the wheel rim too. A crown inspired by the supercar’s racing nuts is paired with an upper calibre strut-bar design bridge reminiscent of those found on the Lamborghini Huracán V10 engine itself. A cryptical date feature enhances its playful allure, while a Quick Release System on the buckle and strap ensures the watch is easily interchangeable. Limited to just 88 pieces, this is no ordinary timepiece. This is a timepiece for those who dare to seek out their next rush.

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Glow big or glow home

Imbued with a further technical feat, the Excalibur Spider Huracán glows by night as the Maison’s obsession with light and luminescence shines through with both the upper flange and hands filled with Super-Luminova™. In a shining example that shows Roger Dubuis goes where others do not dare, Super-Luminova™ is also applied to the timepiece’s tilted surfaces, deposited on the strut-bars thanks to an innovative process first used in a Roger Dubuis world-premiere last year. Likewise, a vulcanization process known as SuperBiwiNova® melts Super-Luminova™ directly inside of the watches’ white rubber inlay strap to create a show-stopping finish. A glowing timepiece that plays by no one else’s rules but Roger Dubuis’ own, there’s no telling what could be achieved with the CCF-white and luminescent Excalibur Spider Huracán on the wrist.

#NoRulesOurGame 

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Huracàn

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Huracàn – Automatic Ref. DBEX0947 Technical Specifications

Boutique exclusive Limited edition of 88 pieces

CCF – Ceramic Composite Fiber: a high-tech material exclusive to Roger Dubuis. Roger Dubuis developed this material offering a significant gain in weight with CCF being 20% lighter than carbon. Ceramic fibers are used in aerospace in the production of space rockets. The strap of the watch is made of luminescent rubber. During the manufacturing process, the rubber is vulcanized with SLN. Luminescent material – SLN – is also applied on the bezel and the strut bars.

Description

Lamborghini, the supercar manufacturer from Italy, and Roger Dubuis, the hyper watch manufacturer from Geneva, teamed up and unleashed their creativity to release audacious timepieces born to race. The result are watches with unique calibres built like engines. From this collaboration, several patents and World Premiere were registered by Roger Dubuis offering to its exclusive tribes models evoking the uncompromised machines made by the Italian brand of the bull. The collaboration is also the genesis of unique projects where the client sits with the manufacturer to create his or her very own watch.

RD630 Calibre

Movement

  • Name: RD630
  • Energy: Mechanical, automatic-winding
  • Functions: Hour, minute, second, date
  • Components: 233
  • Jewels: 29
  • Frequency: 4 Hz (28’000 vph)
  • Power reserve: 60 hours
  • Diameter: 37.1 mm
  • Diameter in lines: 16
  • Thickness: 7.7 mm
  • Finishes: Shot-blasted and NAC coated main plate. Shot-blasted and trued-up and NAC coated bridges

Case

  • Type: Excalibur skeleton concept with design signature: notched bezel and three lugs
  • Diameter: 45 mm
  • Material: Ceramic Composite Fiber – CCF
  • Bezel: Ceramic Composite Fiber – CCF – with luminescent decor
  • Crown: Titanium crown with white lacquer ring
  • Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
  • Case Back: Titanium open case back with sapphire crystal with Huracàn logo metallized
  • Thickness: 14.1 mm
  • Water-resistance: 5 BAR (50 m)

Dial

  • White varnished lower flange with transferred texts and minute track.
  • Rhodium plated upper flange with polished and Rhodium plated hour markers filled with SLN in the centre

Hands

  • White gold hour and minute hands.
  • Black outlined tips filled with SLN.
  • Black varnished second hand

Strap

  • White rubber with white luminescent rubber inlay.
  • Pirelli Cinturato pattern on the lining of the strap.
  • Interchangeable with Quick Release System – QRS

Buckle

  • Titanium cover with titanium blades, triple folding, interchangeable with Quick Release System – QRS

About Roger Dubuis

The rush of adrenalin, a pounding heart, the sure and certain knowledge that something is about to happen: ENTER THE FUTURE OF HYPER HOROLOGY. Impertinent, excessive, incisive, uncompromising, and slightly mad, this is Roger Dubuis. Solidly sustained by an integrated Manufacture, an innovative spirit, a flagrant disregard for convention and irrepressible daring are the cornerstones of its irrepressibly bold attitude; the lifeblood of its non-conformist and unmistakably contemporary timepieces. That’s what Roger Dubuis is all about! Laugh, scream, roar, and above all, create… for an exclusive tribe that believes in the value of living larger than life at every turn. Inspired by other cutting-edge industries and out-of-the-box designs, boundary-pushing technical sophistication combined with an inbred passion for extravagance to prove, time and time again, that Roger Dubuis is unquestionably the most exciting way to experience Hyper Horology. NO RULES, OUR GAME

Roger Dubuis is not the owner of the trademark Super Luminova™

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