Roger Dubuis: Excalibur Spider Pirelli Sottozero™

Roger Dubuis races off the grid in 2018 by offering red-hot performance in super-cold conditions with the unveil of the Excalibur Spider Pirelli Sottozero™.

Apr 30, 2018 | By LUXUO

Roger Dubuis: A World of Extremes

The latest example of the Excalibur Spider Pirelli Sottozero™ is the result of what happens when visionary engineers meet incredible watchmakers. What reveals is an iconic and deliberately extravagant wristwatch that captures boldly the adventurous nature of a manufacture that has always been determined to stay several laps ahead of the pack.

The news came hot on the wheels when Geneva-based Swiss watchmaker, Roger Dubuis entered yet into another exclusive collaboration with Pirelli, a renowned pioneer in technical and industrial innovations and sole supplier of premium tyres as well as linking with a landmark motorsports victory, to take exciting high-octane exploits to a whole new horizon.

The Excalibur Spider Pirelli Sottozero™, inspired by Pirelli’s legendary Sottozero™ winter tyres, is a new, contemporary Haute Horlogerie unveiled by Roger Dubuis. Expressed through the exquisite design and complicated watch mechanism underneath the cases, with the iconic supercar Maison for its daring vision, breathtaking technology and R&D expertise combined, have resulted in the latest creation of the titanium-studded Excalibur Spider Pirelli Sottozero™ wristwatch.

Roger Dubuis Skeleton Double Flying Tourbillon

The iconic Roger Dubuis skeleton double flying tourbillon with differential takes centerstage. Framed within a white ceramic bezel contrasting well with the watch’s blue markings and offset by the titanium and sapphire crystal case, the timepiece offers a beautiful view of the new RD105SQ hand-wound caliber, signature blue Astral Skeleton and multi-coloured power reserve indicator.

The 47mm, Excalibur Spider Pirelli Sottozero™ uses the new RD105SQ hand-wound caliber with speedometre-like seconds counters enhanced with automobile-inspired pointers rim the emblematic flying tourbillons at 5 and 7 o’clock respectively and has a 52-hour power reserve. The embodiment of this bold and audacious looking wristwatch is a cool nod to racing-car cockpit fuel gauges.

Limited to only eight pieces, the boutique exclusive model watch features the strap made of rubber inlays from certified Pirelli tyres and an interior reproducing the profile of a Pirelli Cinturato™ intermediate tyre. Characterised by the same elegant tread pattern with an asymmetric design as seen on the premium tyres, the Excalibur Spider Pirelli Sottozero™ is set with dozens of titanium studs emulating the nails in its namesake designed for better grip under icy conditions.

Roger Dubuis has been at the forefront of contemporary Haute Horlogerie since 1995 and most of its audacious creations of the 21st century, embody substantial expertise expressed through the finest watchmaking mechanisms combined with powerful and daring designs. Boldness and extravagance are the brand’s signatures, and determination its driving force.

Moreover, stamped with the Poinçon de Genève, the timepiece is manufactured to the most demanding and strictest criteria for quality and craftsmanship. The Excalibur Spider Pirelli Sottozero™ by Roger Dubuis is distributed worldwide through an exclusive sales network and boutiques. Lucky owners of this 8‑piece limited edition will enjoy the privilege of being invited to high‑end local Pirelli events.

For more details on the latest watch collection by Roger Dubuis, please visit the official website here.

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