Roger Dubuis hits the fast track with Excalibur Essenza SCV12
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Excess is the norm at Roger Dubuis, the brand dares to be different. In addition, Roger Dubuis’ technical expertise is seamlessly blended with its unleashed creativity. Thus inspired by visionary engineers, and crafted by incredible watchmakers, the timepieces are unquestionable proof that Roger Dubuis is the most exciting way to experience Hyper Horology.
It is well-known that Roger Dubuis draws on cutting-edge industries. In recent years, the watchmaker formed an iconic alliance with Italian legend Lamborghini Squadra Corse. Channelling unreasonable sensations and exceptional power, the Excalibur Aventador S was the first horological expression of this high-speed partnership to hit the track and the Manufacture is gearing up to introduce a new black-and-red version.
Living up to the “Powered by Raging Mechanics” signature, and fuelled by a shared flair for technological complexity, the Excalibur Aventador S is impelled by an ‘engine’ in the shape of the specially developed Duotor calibre. Protected by five patents, the Lamborghini-exclusive Roger Dubuis movement embodies an ongoing evolution of the Maison’s expertise, entirely reinterpreted in light of this automobile alliance. The Excalibur Aventador S features a range of easily identifiable design elements drawn directly from its motorised alter ego, complete with two sprung balances inclined at 45 degrees, strut bars, a power reserve with racing codes and an Alcantara strap.
Hypercar meets hyperwatch
Lamborghini’s freshly evolved SCV12 is the first limited-edition V12 engine-based hypercar for track only, specially boosted for Super Trofeo races and the most powerful ever made by Lamborghini. It has the capacity to exceed 830 hp thanks to aerodynamic supercharging at high speed, along with higher downforce levels than a GT3 car and unprecedented aerodynamic efficiency. In creating the new Excalibur Essenza SCV12, Roger Dubuis has likewise evolved its Duotor, stripping it down to essentials to enhance performance, while harmonising the design codes shared by the timepiece and the speed machine. Freed from its upper bridge and reworked in skeleton flying mode shaped like the wheel-rim of the Lamborghini Essenza SCV12, the barrel can be viewed from the top as if one were peering through a transparent supercar hood. The strut bars on the top of the calibre of the Excalibur Essenza SCV12 remain a signature feature of Excalibur Lamborghini-inspired models.
Like Lamborghini, which is renowned for customised supercars based on its famous “Ad personam” programme, Roger Dubuis aficionados can enjoy the same level of service through the exclusive “Rarities” programme offered by the watchmaker.