Watchmaker Roger Dubuis and sports car manufacturer Lamborghini again join forces to create a timepiece that combines the expertise of both: Swiss precision and craftsmanship of the highest level meets Italian allure and performance.
Based in Geneva, as many other fine watch companies are, Roger Dubuis was founded in 1995. From day one their mission was to push the boundaries of fine watchmaking beyond the conventional, just as Lamborghini does with its cars. Boldness and extravagance are certainly strong defining characteristics of both brands.
Roger Dubuis doesn’t dabble in watches, it produces ‘Hyper Horology’. Like the hypercar market it aligns itself with, Dubois makes timepieces that aren’t even in the same universe as daily drivers: they’re painstakingly engineered feats of design that fueled by technology unparalleled (and unnecessary) to that of normal watches.
It’s all too fitting that Dubois’ latest watch, the $720,000 Excalibur Spider Countach DT/X, is basically a wearable Lamborghini, both figuratively and in terms of the craft that informs its design. Part of the Roger Dubuis x Lamborghini Squadra Corse Collection, the Excalibur Spider Countach DT/X is really the partnership’s crown jewel. It’s by far the most expensive and most limited piece on hand – only eight editions were available and, incredibly, they sold out as soon as the watch was announced. It takes all kinds, I suppose.
Inspired by Lamborghini’s Countach LPI 800-4, Dubois’ Excalibur Spider Countach DT/X – technically known as ‘RD112′ in homage to the 112 Countach LPI 800-4 units – has a super sleek exterior that’s all aerodynamic curves and shiny metal, finished in Bianco Siderale (white) to match Ferruccio Lamborghini’s personal Countach.
From the ultra-ergonomic three-dimensional rubber strap to the high-technology MCF case, each detail of the new Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Countach DT/X has been designed to offer breathtaking aesthetics & top-level performance.
The Excalibur Spider Countach DT/X is quite literally aerodynamic: it incorporates the Countach’s ‘periscopio’ roof and NACA intakes into its design. From the intricate, gravity-compensating movement to the skeleton three-dimensional rubber strap inspired by tire company Pirelli, the Excalibur Spider Countach DT/X really is a perfect match for the Lamborghini that inspired it.
Both designs demand inconceivably exacting levels of engineering know-how, have more technical specs than anyone could ever need, and are long sold out.
Tag your adrenaline-seeking friends! The Roger Dubuis collection is available through Roger Dubois boutiques and selected jewelers worldwide. Enter the wonderful worlds of Roger Dubuis and Lamborghini.