Swiss watchmaker Roger Dubuis has partnered with luxury tire manufacturer Pirelli to launch a new Excalibur Monotourbillon, dubbed the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Pirelli Monotourbillon (MT) 45mm.
Celebrating Pirelli’s 150th anniversary, the watch case is made from pure white Mineral Composite Fibre (MCF) and arrives in a striking white tone. The timepiece operates with a circular-grained main plate and bridges with Rhodium plating, and the dial resides on a white lower flange with transferred texts and minute tracks. There, white-gold hour and minute hands display the time.
Nodding to Pirelli’s pioneering efforts in the auto domain, the new Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Pirelli Monotourbillon features a power reserve indicator, mimicking the nature of a car’s fuel gauge, at 9 o’clock. A signature for Dubuis, the skeleton flying tourbillon calibre makes one rotation in 60 seconds.
Outside, the watch is secured to its wearer with white rubber straps featuring rubber inlays with fused SLN on a 150th-anniversary logo. The strap is interchangeable with a Quick Release System and buckles with a titanium cover.
A collector’s item, the Excalibur Spider Pirelli Monotourbillon (MT) 45mm is limited to eight pieces only. Take a look at the watch in the gallery above.
The Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Pirelli Monotourbillon celebrates Pirelli’s 150th anniversary. The collaboration’s result is a sporty timepiece made of white composite Mineral Composite Fibre. It features a flying tourbillon and a power indicator in the style of a car’s fuel gauge. It is also possible to exchange the bezel, crown and strap for three included sets in silver, red or gold. The special edition is limited to eight pieces.
Inspired by the quick pit stops in motorsport, the QRS system allows for an easy swap of the bezel, crown or strap. To this end, the Maison includes three additional sets that reflect the official colours of Pirelli’s 150th anniversary. With a twist, for example, the wearer can change the white bezel for a red one. The matching strap snaps into place just as easily. Even the crown cover can be removed by the owner to complete the change. The straps also bear the Pirelli 150th anniversary logo, which glows in the dark. The back also features the Pirelli Cinturato pattern and the motto “Power Is Nothing Without Control”.
The RD508SQ calibre powers the timepiece. The skeletonised mechanism is composed of 265 individual parts and integrates 29 rubies. At 7 o’clock, the flying tourbillon makes its rounds and also functions as a seconds display. The frequency of the balance is 3 hertz. Last but not least, the movement offers a power autonomy of 60 hours. The remaining power is visualised by the reserve indicator above the tourbillon. It goes without saying that all parts are finished to the highest standard. The Geneva Seal, the industry’s most demanding seal, also testifies to the exceptional quality.
The Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Pirelli Monotourbillon watch is limited to just eight pieces and is therefore only available to a few aspirants. Moreover, the timepiece is only for sale in the company’s own boutiques. Price on request.