When the vision of the engineer met the extraordinary creativity of the watchmaker, a series of regrettable works and events unfolded endlessly. Geneva watchmaker Roger Dubuis will unveil the latest collaboration between the brand and the world-renowned Italian design company Italdesign at the Geneva International Motor Show 2017 in March this year. New timepiece.
This unique partnership will be made public with the launch of the brand’s classic Excalibur King series of eight new limited edition timepieces, the Excalibur Spider Single Tourbillon. The watch is presented with a clever combination of carbon fiber and ceramics, and carries the representative colors of Italy. Roger Dubuis, unique and brave, has just announced its joint creation with Italian tire manufacturer Pirelli at Pirelli at the 2017 SIHH in Geneva. This is a new design alliance with Italdesign. So far, extraordinary works are presented again.
The classic Excalibur King Series, which is absolutely gorgeous, has been deeply rooted in the brand genes of Roger Dubuis. Determination. The Excalibur Spider Italdesign Edition watch also follows the same direction and strives to demonstrate the brand’s unremitting pursuit of ‘combining disruptive materials with advanced complications’, becoming an outstanding interpretation of this creative concept.
The Excalibur Spider Italdesign Edition watch was released in a limited edition of 8 pieces and sold exclusively in stores, perfectly combining the challenging spirit of Roger Dubuis’ Dare to be Rare with the fashion of Italian design company Italdesign, Futuristic traits and its branding gene of ‘Designing New Ambition’.
The perfect combination of complex machinery
Italdesign Design was founded in Moncalieri, Italy in 1968, and has been continuously creating high-end avant-garde prototype display cars and serving some of the world’s top brands. Italdesign is not only the leader of many classic Italian design legends, but also the benchmark of excellence in Italian design today.
Like Roger Dubuis, Italdesign prides itself on being a dream fulfiller, but the similarities between the two don’t stop there. Both brands regularly present their world-first creations to their followers through a variety of innovative ideas. In addition to their firm commitment to style, mechanical engineering, and design quality, they also have strong personality and far-sighted vision, condensed into Roger Dubuis’s concept of ‘creating extraordinary’; this concept also represents the brand’s boldness Straightforward watchmaking attitude and determination to explore and innovate in the wilderness.
Both brands strive to uphold the concepts of tailor-made and handmade manufacturing, and use rich knowledge, comprehensive skills, advanced research and innovation drivers as the basis for all cooperation. In addition, both parties have long believed that ‘only a unique service experience can leave a deep and lasting impression on customers’, which has become a successful element of this cooperation.
Italian design comes out proudly
The Excalibur Spider Italdesign Edition has a bold, sporty and easily recognizable look, bearing the iconic features of Roger Dubuis skeleton timepieces, including a star shape design, a Celtic cross tourbillon frame and high-end Finishing (such as the round granular splint of the RD505SQ hand-wound movement).
The use of Excalibur Spider’s creative concept extends Roger Dubuis’s unique hollow-out technique beyond the movement. External elements such as the bezel and bezel also enable the watch to display a unique color design-hollow-out hands. The needles have a red bezel, while the titanium crown is decorated with a red vulcanized rubber coating. This color concept is also reflected in the application of the red, white and green colors of the Italian flag. They not only appear on the dial, but also on the stitching of the black rubber strap.
This breathtaking timepiece bears the prestigious imprint of Geneva-a sure guarantee of the fine quality and superb craftsmanship of fine watchmaking. Its launch coincides with the advent of the Italdesign Hypercar.
The car is guided by a racing style and ‘lightweight’ concept, demonstrating outstanding research results in aerodynamics. The carbon fiber body of the Italdesign Hypercar is paired with aluminum and carbon fiber bases, which exudes the unique sculptural beauty of Italian design as a whole. Only five vehicles can be produced. The lucky owners will be able to enjoy unprecedented customization services and personalize the inside and outside of their extraordinary ‘mountains’.
‘Italdesign’s collaboration with Roger Dubuis perfectly illustrates the basic beliefs of two iconic brands: the perfect balance between design and performance. The Excalibur Spider Italdesign Edition watch is a superb manifestation of this common belief. We We look forward to sharing design achievements and engineering creations that will lead us to new heights in the future. ‘Mr. Jean-Marc Pontroué, Roger Dubuis Global CEO
Excalibur Spider Italdesign Edition
Case: 45 mm diameter, hollow, multi-layer carbon fiber case; ceramic bezel,
With red liquid ceramic and black lacquer decoration; DLC coated titanium alloy back;
DLC-coated titanium crown and ring with red vulcanized rubber coating
Thickness: 13.75 mm
Dial: Hollow black matte titanium alloy upper edge, red transfer minute scale,
Italian flag in three colors and Roger Dubuis,
Titanium alloy screws covered with SLN luminous paint; platinum hollow hands,
Red needle with SLN luminous paint
Water resistance: 5 bar (50 meters)
Strap: black rubber frame with red, white and green stitching,
Internal Rubber Black Rubber Tech
Buckle: Adjustable titanium clasp with DLC-coated titanium buckle
Movement: RD505SQ manual winding movement
Yield: 8 pieces – sold in specialty stores
Certification: Mark of Geneva (Poinçon de Genève)
RD505SQ movement: skeleton flying tourbillon
Features: Flying tourbillon at 7:30 (one rotation per minute),
Mechanical movement with manual winding, precisely adjusted in six positions
Function: Hour and minute display
Decoration: skeleton movement, round granular main plywood and bridge with NAC coating,
Celtic cross-shaped tourbillon frame, fully refined according to the Geneva mark standard
Diameter: 16 law minutes
Thickness: 4.28 mm
Vibration frequency: 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations per hour)
Power reserve: 60 hours