Roger Dubuis is on a mission to mark the Excalibur as its most synonymous collection. And so, taking on the tagline, “dare to be rare”, the maison’s focus this year lies squarely on the collection with a few twists thrown in.
First there was the Excalibur Quatuor Cobalt Micromelt, which we were introduced to as part of the brand’s pre-SIHH announcements.
Now come two watches that were developed in partnership with the legendary makers of high performance tires, Pirelli. Watch number one in the duo, and the key launch for Roger Dubuis at SIHH 2017 is the Excalibur Spider Pirelli – Double Flying Tourbillon.
The watch, in essence, we are already familiar with. What sets the 2017 version apart is the partnership with Pirelli, which has made it possible for Roger Dubuis to use rubber from a set of Pirelli tires that won an F1 race and incorporate it into the watch’s strap.
The Excalibur Spider Pirelli – Double Flying Tourbillon will be produced in a limited run of just 8 pieces. And with Pirelli’s deep rooted ties with the F1 world, the eventual owners of the 8 watches will be awarded with unabashed all access backstage experiences at F1 races.