A symbiotic relationship between two masters of craftsmanship has once again come to the fore with the release of the Excalibur Spider Revuelto Flyback Chronograph. Here, the Swiss finesse of Roger Dubuis meets the Italian flare of Lamborghini.
Since 2017, Roger Dubuis and Lamborghini have dazzled the world with their collaborative ventures, producing masterpieces that seamlessly blend luxury horology with automotive prowess. Just last year, they celebrated the Excalibur Spider Huracán Sterrato Monobalancier launch during Art Basel in Miami. Now, 2023 brings another testament to this incredible partnership: the Excalibur Spider Revuelto Flyback Chronograph.
Truly Inspired By “The Revuelto”
Roger Dubuis has held chronographs at the core of its identity since its birth in 1995. This deep-seated passion manifests in the Excalibur Spider Revuelto Flyback Chronograph, marking the brand’s fifth-generation chronograph design.
Drawing inspiration from the Lamborghini Revuelto, a V12 hybrid-electrified super sports car, the timepiece embraces a rich palette and aerodynamic contours reminiscent of the vehicle. The dial, in particular, showcases a unique “Y” bar reflecting the headlights of the Lamborghini’s V12 hybrid. The rotor, mirroring the car’s rims, and a color scheme echoing the supercar’s palette further solidify this connection.
What Makes the Watch Truly ‘Ultra Durable’?
Housing the masterpiece is a 45mm case paired with a ceramic bezel, evoking the material used in sports car brakes. The skeletonized pushers, signature to Roger Dubuis, mirror the lightweight architecture of Lamborghini. The column wheel resides at 6 o’clock, while the unique inclined balance at 9 o’clock ensures exceptional shock resistance. But the most intriguing feature is the patented minute counter, a novel yet intuitive display.
Why is this watch so exceptional and costly?
The RD780 calibre is a marvel in itself. Comprising 333 handmade components, it steers clear of modular approaches, allowing for an organic design process. The movement epitomizes precision by boasting a flyback function and an impressive 72-hour power reserve.
The Excalibur Spider Revuelto Flyback Chronograph arrives on a vibrant green rubber strap adorned with orange stitching, equipped with a quick-release system for effortless customization.
As the grand reveal awaits at Watches and Wonders in Shanghai, it’s worth noting the exclusivity of this timepiece. Priced at $107,500 (or 114,500 euros), only 88 pieces will grace the wrists of fortunate enthusiasts, as hinted by the discreet tachymeter scale on the dial.
The collaboration between Roger Dubuis and Lamborghini transcends a mere partnership; it’s a dance of innovation and legacy. The Excalibur Spider Revuelto Flyback Chronograph isn’t just a watch or an accessory; it’s an experience, a tale of two giants forging history.