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Roger Dubuis – Excalibur Huracán and Excalibur Huracán Performante

Combining the highest expression of Lamborghini’s power with the finest Italian craftsmanship, the Lamborghini Huracán supercar represents a perfect fusion of authentic design and state-of-the-art mechanical technology. With its crisp, streamlined allure, this magnificent machine is sure to send the emotions of even the hardest heart into overdrive.

Tailgating the Excalibur One-off timepiece launched at this year’s SIHH, the Roger Dubuis 2019 line-up also includes a new pair of raging steeds from the Excalibur Huracán stable inspired by this iconic supercar.

Both these stand-out timepieces reflect the aesthetic codes of their motorised alter ego and its legendary hexagonal signature in particular. A versatile geometrical figure used to construct the volume of the Huracán, this appears throughout the timepieces in various guises, while the architecture of the skeleton movement is a magnificent tribute to the Manufacture’s ability to construct highly complex and totally out-of the-box skeleton calibres. From track to road to wrist, this ideal blend of sophisticated mechanical engineering and sleek aesthetics thus enables aficionados to feel the automotive magic at their fingertips.

Visible through the titanium sapphire crystal case back of the Excalibur Huracán timepieces, is the RD630 caliber. The second in the brand’s iconic collection to be developed for the partnership with Lamborghini Squadra Corse, the skeleton automatic RD630 caliber offers a 12° angled balance wheel representing the movement signature associated with Lamborghini Squadra Corse – a visual impression further accentuated by the honeycomb structure also typical of the automobile world. The 360° oscillating weight inspired by the rim of the Huracán supercar creates a captivating optical illusion when rotating rapidly, reproducing the same kind of speed effect as a supercar wheel.

The sprung balance has been turned around in comparison to a traditional mechanical movement to ensure that wearers enjoy the full benefit of seeing the heart of their timepiece beating. The upper calibre features a strut-bar designed bridge recalling those found on the V10 engine of the Lamborghini Huracán supercar. Taking the Maison’s cutting-edge skeleton concept to new heights, a cryptic date-disc reveals the date only when passing through its dedicated aperture and cannot be decoded through the back. Combined with a racy allure enhanced by the crown evoking a supercar wheel nut, an impressive 60-hour power reserve ensures that these contenders are in it for the long haul.

When visionary engineers meet with incredible watchmakers, the result is also a Perfect Fit on every level. Resolutely in the vanguard of technology, Pirelli has been partnering with Lamborghini for more than half a century and all Lamborghini sports and road cars are naturally equipped with cutting-edge Pirelli tyres.

The latter rule the road on Huracán supercars, and now also ensure a perfect hold on the wrist, since the strap of the Excalibur Huracán Performante 88-piece limited edition timepiece crosses the finish line bearing a rubber inlay featuring the Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tyre-pattern design.

This custom-made tyre enhances the driving pleasure and represents the state of the art technology for the ultimate performance on track thanks to Pirelli’s centennial racing expertise. Meanwhile, the Excalibur Huracán timepiece’s bi-material strap features a black rubber base, grey Alcantara® inlay and black stitching. Both of these rugged watchbands are secured by adjustable folding buckle complete with a quick release system ensuring a speedy getaway.

Technical details

Excalibur Huracán

Case
Skeletonized, Ø45 mm, Titanium with Titanium container overmolded with black rubber
Fluted Titanium bezel with black lacquered markings
Titanium with black varnished crown
Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Titanium, sapphire crystal case back
Thickness: 13.3mm
Water resistance: 5 BAR (50 m)

Dial
Skeleton dial with black lower flange and NAC plated upper flange, Rhodium plated indexes filled with white luminous SLN, 18K black PVD coated gold hands with black transfers and white luminous SLN tips, aluminum grey varnished second hand.

Strap
Bi-material strap with black rubber base and grey Alcantara® inlay
Buckle: Titanium black DLC, adjustable folding buckle

Movement
Calibre: RD630 caliber, Automatic 12° balance
Production: no limitation
Features: 12° balance, double barrel, air intakes, life cell protection unit, strut bars
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Date
Decorations: Skeleton movement, main plate is shot-blasted and NAC coated. Bridges are shot-blasted or trued-up and NAC coated.
Number of parts: 233 components
Jewels: 29
Diameter: 16’’’
Thickness: 7.78mm
Frequency: 4 Hz (28’800 vph)
Power-reserve: 60 hours

Excalibur Huracán Performante

Case
Skeletonized with spider case, Ø45 mm, Titanium with Titanium container overmolded with black rubber
Fluted Titanium bezel
Titanium with yellow varnished crown
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Titanium, sapphire crystal with yellow metallization case back
Thickness: 13.3mm
Water resistance: 5 BAR (50 m)

Dial
Skeleton dial with black lower flange, NAC upper flange, rhodium plated indexes filled with white luminous SLN, 18K black PVD coated gold hands with yellow transfers and white luminous SLN tips, aluminum yellow varnished second hand

Strap
Bi-material strap with black rubber base and grey Alcantara® inlay, black and yellow stitching
Back of the strap featuring the Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tyre-pattern design
Buckle: Titanium, adjustable folding buckle

Movement
Calibre: RD630 caliber, Automatic 12° balance
Production: 88 pieces
Features: 12° balance, double barrel, air intakes, life cell protection unit, strut bars
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Central Seconds, Date
Decorations: Skeleton movement, main plate is shot-blasted and NAC coated. Bridges are shot-blasted or trued-up and NAC coated.
Number of parts: 233 components
Jewels: 29
Diameter: 16’’’
Thickness: 7.78mm
Frequency: 4 Hz (28’800 vph)
Power-reserve: 60 hours

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