Roger Dubuis has released an Excalibur model designed in partnership with Lamborghini Squadra Corse, the international racing team of the Italian supercar maker.
It takes its name and design cues from the Lamborghini Huracán Performante that is used by the Squadra Corse team and all rival teams in the Super Trofeo race season that ended in Rome last month.
Thee Excalibur Huracán Performante uses a new movement, the RD630, which has a 12 degree inclined balance wheel representing the calibre signature associated with Lamborghini.
Visual elements and ideas borrowed from the supercar include the use of the hexagon geometrical figure that is used to construct the volume of the supercar. It appears throughout the timepiece in various guises and is notably reproduced to symbolise strut bars.
The stand-out half hexagon appearing on the louvered air intakes of the Lamborghini Huracán Performante are repeated as miniature versions visible through the openwork dial of the Excalibur Huracán Performante timepiece.
Other special decoration includes a new crown inspired by racing nuts on supercar wheels, a twin-barrel ‘energy tank’ and a multi-material ‘spoiler’, used for the decorative openworked bridges.
Viewed from the back, even the complete circular weight of the automatic movement emulates the design of the wheel rims of Lamborghini’s Huracán family.
Offering the same blend of performance, lightness and security as its namesake supercar, the Excalibur Huracán Performante timepiece sports distinctive “Technical Titan Grey” livery complete with signature bright yellow accents.
The 45mm watch is made in a limited run of 88 pieces that are expected to be delivered in around May next year.