At 2019 SIHH, Roger Dubuis showed everyone a watch that looks exactly like a supercar—the Excalibur Huracàn Performante watch, which shocked the audience as soon as it appeared. This watch combines a cool shape design with powerful mechanical manufacturing, showing us a “Lamborghini” in the mechanical watches. (Model: RDDBEX0792)
What we know about Roger Dubuis is that it constantly launches ingenious and decisive innovation timepieces every year. It is very challenging to try to subvert our aesthetics of traditional watchmaking.
This watch was inspired by Roger Dubuis’ LAMBORGHINI supercar and inspired by the HuracanPerformante V10 engine. Limited to 88 pieces worldwide.
The Excalibur Huracán Performante is as extraordinary in performance, lightness, and safety as the Huracán supercar. The case is covered with a unique “tech titanium gray” coating, made of titanium and black rubber, and will feature the iconic yellow decorative elements on the latest supercar that gallop on the track in 2019 as an overall look for the watch. The diameter is 45 mm.
The side crown is inspired by the unique novelty design of the ultra-dual double-barrel “fuel tank” and is decorated with a yellow rubber ring to enhance the watch’s water resistance.
The perforated dial full of technological sense is particularly eye-catching. The black lower disk edge is matched with the carbon gray upper disk edge, and it is equipped with white SLN luminous paint with rhodium-plated graduations. The hands are designed in black PVD-coated 18K gold, with needles with a yellow transfer bezel and white SLN luminous paint, and yellow-painted aluminum seconds hands.
Above the 12 o’clock position is the Roger Dubuis logo and at 12 o’clock in the balance of the watch. Roger Dubuis will arrange the balance at a 12-degree tilt angle.
The design of the strap is also very delicate. It is made of dual materials, with a black rubber frame on the outside and the grey Alcantara® material on the inside. It is decorated with yellow stitching to enhance the overall comfort and effectively reduce the wear of the strap.
The rubber strap on the inside strap is decorated with the unique pattern of PirelliPZeroTrofeo ™ R high-performance tires. Roger Dubuis also specially equipped this watch with an adjustable folding clasp and a quick-release device that ensures a quick change of the strap.
The bottom is designed with a see-through back, and if we look closely, we can see that the circular automatic disc of the automatic movement also emulates the rim design of the Lamborghini Huracán series wheels.
The watch is equipped with a new “engine”-RD630 movement with a 12-degree tilt balance, which is an iconic movement created by the Roger Dubuis and Lamborghini alliance.