Roger Dubuis takes the fast track this year with the big reveal of its brand-new alliance with the masters of tyres Pirelli. The iconic and deliberately extravagant Excalibur collection took on many new faces this year, but the most memorable one for us out of SIHH is the Excalibur Spider Pirelli Automatic Skeleton, a limited edition of 88 pieces produced with winning motorsport tyre rubber.
Dubuis has both literally and metaphorically ‘attached’ a model to an incredible experience by fitting the Excalibur Spider Pirelli with straps featuring rubber inlays from certified Pirelli winning motorsport tyres having competed in real races, yes, you read that correctly, your wrist would don pieces of tyres that sped on tracks in actual races! The Excalibur Spider concept provides the ideal showcase for the tyres’ color coding scheme, extending to the outer rims framing the luminescent tips of the openworked hands. The robust 45mm skeleton case with its black DLC titanium elements and contrasting blue touches provides a perfect frame for Calibre RD820SQ.
All faces of the timepieces’ 167 components are carefully handcrafted in accordance with the stringent quality criteria of the “Poinçon de Genève” certification. In addition to being one out of only 88 people worldwide to own one of the Excalibur Spider Pirelli limited edition, lucky owners will enjoy the privilege of being invited to high-end local Pirelli events.