Sounds like a bold statement, but I could see his genuine excitement and pride about this skipping seconds, something that was a first for Roger Dubuis and, again, something that he got to figure out and engineer into this remarkably complicated, double-balance movement. In addition, he noted consumer feedback regarding the Quatuor, which, although commended (and setup) to be accurate, never had a seconds hand — and conventional, sweeping seconds hands are not exactly accurate either. All these pieces of feedback made him desire to go for the jump seconds, in order to ensure that the precision of the Duotor movement could be tracked with ease — speak about an engineer proud of his work!Having had the chance to briefly play with the Excalibur Aventador S, I could, ahead of a hands on article, say that it seems leaps and bounds better in every way than it does in the official images. The official renders allow to get an okay-ish appreciation of the unusual layout of the movement, but they say nothing about the three-dimensional construction that is so much easier to view in the alloy. The various kinds of Geneva Seal-compliant finishings also add a great deal to what is a somewhat spectacular design. More about the trendy quirks and attributes of this Duotor motion, along with exceptionally comprehensive macro pictures, to come soon.The Roger Dubuis Excalibur Aventador S comes in two variations: limited to 88 pieces is the version having a multi-layered carbon case above a titanium container and yellow rubber accents. The other version is limited to only 8 pieces and its case and a few select parts are created from a certain C-SMC forged carbon that’s exclusive to Lamborghini, as can be used for select car interior and exterior trim pieces. This version includes orange juice accents and is limited to 8 bits because of just one particular piece that is, as Roger Dubuis says, so hard to work with at this miniature level, that they need to throw 9 from 10 parts away at several phases of the production process.
Announced at the recent Geneva International Motor Show with both a watch and a supercar to show for it, the partnership between Roger Dubuis Watches Replica Replica and Italdesign Giugiaro promises to inject the automotive design studio’s flair for style and engineering into the watchmaker’s products. Now a subsidiary of Lamborghini, Italdesign was responsible for some of the most notable cars in history, as well as various watches over the years, including the unusual Seiko chronographs worn in the Alien films.
The partnership starts modestly, with an eight-piece limited edition Excalibur Spider Italdesign Edition wristwatch that’s a variant of an existing model. The 45mm case is carbon composite with a white ceramic bezel, as well as accents in red and green to form the colours of the Italian flag. The movement inside is the RD505SQ, a hand0-wound calibre with a flying tourbillon regulator.
The watch was unveiled at the Geneva motor show alongside the Italdesign Zerouno, a supercar powered by the same V10 engine found in the Lamborghini Huracan and Audi R8. Limited to just five units, the Zerouno reaches 100km/h in just 3.2 seconds, topping out at 330km/h.
The Zerouno is built on the same platform as the Huracan and R8, which is no surprise given Italdesign’s ownership. Founded in 1968 by Giorgetto Giugiaro and Aldo Mantovani, design studio was acquired by Lamborghini in 2015 when Giugiaro retired, selling the last of his stake in the firm.
The Italdesign-Roger Dubuis tie-up is the second automotive partnership for the watchmaking, coming just months after it revealed a similar collaboration with Pirelli, the Italian firm that supplies tyres for Formula 1 cars, as well as the Zerouno.