Heart racing, tarmac scorching, the wheels scream into life. When visionary engineers meet incredible watchmakers, iconic timepieces are born. 3, 2, 1: Introducing the new Excalibur Spider Pirelli, the first Roger Dubuis fully versatile timepiece fuelled by adrenaline and crafted with winning motorsport tyre rubber. The latest Roger Dubuis innovation to emerge from an exclusive collaboration with Pirelli, Excalibur Spider Pirelli shows what happens when the finest minds from different industries come together to share their unrivalled know-how, breakthrough research and boundless creativity. Driven by a desire to create adrenaline-charged masterpieces for a fearless tribe, serial innovator Roger Dubuis and motorsport performance pioneer Pirelli present the newest interpretation of the Excalibur Spider collection, which sees iconic calibres heightened by interchangeable straps that features rubber inlays from certified race-winning Pirelli tyres.
A ROGER DUBUIS WORLD-PREMIERE: INTERCHANGEABILITY IN ONE CLICK
On the road to victory, a few seconds is crucial. It makes all the difference. Inspired by the renowned motorsport Pit Stop, each element of the new Excalibur Spider Pirelli is interchangeable, from strap to crown and bezel – all with a simple click. A Roger Dubuis world-premiere, not only is this an extremely customisable timepiece, it also features innovative lock technology. With an uncompromising focus on a clicking sensation and sound both reassuring and thrilling, the Quick Release System on the strap and crown is now taken to the next level at the bezel, with a precise position alignment that fixes the clock with one click. A click that tells you it’s time to go. When suddenly you’ve accelerated beyond the limits– ahead of the game.
A SIGNATURE SKELETON
The Excalibur Spider Pirelli is an adrenaline-charged mechanical masterpiece. With a calibre that includes Roger Dubuis‘ first automatic skeleton, the transparent view of its self-winding movement is held directly on the inimitable Roger Dubuis star. It also features a micro-rotor, one reduced to its strict essence at 11 o’clock, turning seamlessly with that of the wrist. The perfect balance of weight to wind the RD820SQ is further achieved through the use of innovative materials, such as DLC Titanium, both lighter and more luxurious than stainless steel. As notorious for avant-garde aesthetics as for traditional craftsmanship, Roger Dubuis‘ Excalibur Automatic Skeleton is a signature of the Maison.
Of the hundreds of hours of manufacturing time for this 45mm timepiece, as much of a third of this time is devoted specifically to the prestigious Poinçon de Genève, with each and every component carefully finished by hand at the Roger Dubuis Manufacture in Geneva. Equipped with a 60-hour power reserve, this impressive feat of mechanical engineering is just a further example of the horological boldness of the Maison.
A WINNING PIRELLI TYRE FOR THE WRIST
Just like in motorsports, it takes a team effort to make it easier, faster and simpler than ever before to switch gears and customise a timepiece. Now with three additional kits in red, white or blue – the iconic Pirelli colour codes – the Excalibur Spider Pirelli transforms from full black to a pop of bold colour in a click. Petrolheads take note! Available in a limited run of just 88 kits per colourway, these are timepieces crafted from race-winning tyres for the wrists of life’s winners. Brimming with racing design codes, the inner design of the strap displays the recognisable Pirelli CinturatoTM Intermediate pattern and the additional colour kits are thicker than the base bezel to mirror the look and feel of the distinctive Pirelli tyres, those that squeal on their way to the finish line.
LIVE LIFE IN THE FAST LANE
What if a click was all the impetus needed to trigger change? A provocative sound resonating with the craziest minds, pushing them to act? Effortlessly interchangeable, this is a click that changes the game entirely, one that empowers those who hear it to experience the world exactly the way they want. Epitomising its larger than life attitude, Roger Dubuis believes wearing a strap made of Pirelli winning tyres is what will get troublemakers beyond the finishing line. So heat up the engine and get ready to live life in the fast lane. Ready to feel the thrill?
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 combines 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 Excalibur Spider Pirelli MB RDDBEX0826 Technical Specifications
• Excalibur Spider Pirelli MB
• The Excalibur Spider collection: for those who live life in the fast lane. Brimming with racing design codes, these are timepieces that power you to live the life you want. You just have to dare yourself to live it. Ready to feel the thrill?
• Exclusive partnership with Pirelli: pioneer in the world of motorsport performances.
Roger Dubuis and Pirelli are working together to create exclusive straps made of winning motorsport tire rubber. The latter are featuring inlays made of real tire rubber which have won one of the most demanding motorsport competition in the world. In addition to that, the design of the strap displays Pirelli patterns on the inside, reflecting the style and performance of the Italian manufacturer. The result are high-octane watches with Roger Dubuis engines and Pirelli flavor offering a blend of competitive technology.
• Black DLC titanium case with titanium container and rubber inlays
• Black DLC titanium bezel with sapphire crystal and anti-reflective coating, interchangeable with QRS – Quick Release System
• Black DLC titanium open case back with sapphire crystal and metallized Pirelli logo
• Rubber crown with black DLC titanium cover, interchangeable with QRS – Quick Release System
• TYPE: Automatic, self-winding / Skeleton
• CALIBER: A skeleton calibre with a star-shaped bridge: the signature of the Excalibur Original colllection
Powered by a micro-rotor, the mechanism is manufactured in Geneva
The calibre is certified by the Poinçon de Genève, one of the most demanding certification in the world of Haute Horlogerie
• FUNCTIONS: Hours, minutes
• NUMBER OF PIECES: 166
• FREQUENCY: 4 Herz / 28’800 Vibrations per Hour
• POWER RESERVE: 60 Hours
• 5 BAR (50m)
• Black lower flange with transferred texts and minute track. Black upper flange with polished and Rhodium plated screw-like hour
markers filled with SLN in the centre
• Black rubber with winning tire rubber inlay. Pirelli Cinturato pattern on the lining of the strap. Interchangeable with Quick Release System – QRS.
• Black DLC titanium cover with titanium blades, triple folding, interchangeable with Quick Release System – QRS