It’s not unusual for automakers and horologists to collaborate – but the two new timepieces from Italian sports car manufacturers Lamborghini Squadra Corse and Swiss luxury watch brand Roger Dubuis are a cut above the rest. Baroque Access takes a look
The two new exquisite timepieces created by Swiss horologists Roger Dubuis in collaboration with Italian luxury sports car manufacturer Lamborghini Squadra Corse are quite exceptional. Unveiled at Lamborghini HQ in Italy recently, the two variations of the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Aventador S are a perfect marriage of Italian design and Swiss precision – and of course, they are also beautiful to look at.
To add to their cachet, only 88 items have been made. The limited edition EX613 – 80 were created – boasts yellow accents, while the EX624 features orange as the accent color with a carbon cover plate. There are only eight pieces of the latter, with a price tag of $205,000 each, while the EX613 is less expensive, at $185,000. Both feature multi-layer carbon cases and are powered by the double balance hand-wound caliber RD103SQ, which offers a power reserve of 40 hours.
Whilst developing these two new timepieces, this all new caliber was created, apparently inspired by the engine of the magnificent Lamborghini Aventador S as well as the brand new Lamborghini Huracàn Super Trofeo EVO models of sports car.
Both timepieces are 45mm wide and 14.05mm thick with straps that are identical to the winning Pirelli racing tires – a special collaboration between Roger Dubuis and Pirelli Tires. According to the CEO of Roger Dubuis, Jean-Marc Pontroué, “Pirelli was the appetizer and this new announcement is the main course. Lamborghini’s engineers have been working with our watchmakers to develop a new engine for our watch that is inspired by one of their most important engines. We are also working with the same materials that they use on the cars.”
If one takes a look at the similarities between Lamborghini and Roger Dubuis, one will find many, but the most obvious is their high-tech engineering and flamboyant design. The Roger Dubuis Excalibur Aventador S timepieces are the first two variations in this new five-year partnership. Although they have the same name and movement architecture, they are not identical watches just with different color variations.
As part of their new partnership, Roger Dubuis will also have an extremely high profile on the track as a main sponsor of Lamborghini’s Super Trofeo races, where the new sports cars, particularly the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO will take center stage.