Richard Dubuis is Lamborghini’s watchmaking partner and to celebrate the new Countach, he and his team have created the watchmaking equivalent, the Excalibur Spider Countach DT/X.
The 47mm watch has been built from the scratch and has been designed in conjunction with the development of the Lamborghini Countach.
The $720,000 watch is so exclusive that only eight have been made and they’ve all sold out as soon as it they were announced.
They don’t even call this a watch; they call it a ‘hyperwatch.’ Makes sense since its release has coincided with Lamborghini’s own hypercar.
The RD112 movement (which also references the number of cars being built) includes two twin tourbillons that are connected by a differential. Both tourbillons are mounted at a 90-degree angle in order to compensate the effect gravity has on them.
The case and bezel are made from Mineral Composite Fibre (MCF). MCF is a new type of material for reinforcement in construction. It retains all the benefits of carbon fibre whilst surpassing it. It can stand higher temperatures and is more flexible. Might seem like overkill but you have to remember, this is a ‘hyperwatch.’
The colouring of the MCF is also the same white used on the car, Bianco Siderale.
The Excalibur replicates the aesthetics of the car very well. You can see on the dial between the two tourbillons that the engine bay vents are replicated. The skeleton movement even replicates the angular bodywork of the car. You can also see red and black all over the watch representing the interior.
This is an impressive and aggressive watch. Just like a Lamborghini really. It fits the bill perfectly and is a fantastic partner to the Countach. It succeeds on design premise alone. It means business, but with a little flair for showing off.