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Roger Dubuis Go Off-Road With Excalibur Spider Monobalancier Huracán Sterrato

Roger Dubuis take inspiration from the off-roading Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato for their newest piece....

The Excalibur Spider Monobalancier Huracán Sterrato sees Roger Dubuis taking inspiration from the off-road Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato to produce the brand’s signature “hyper-horology” design philosophy, the results of which are… interesting, to say the least. 

Roger Dubuis, much like a Lamborghini, is loud and ostentatious. Some may even call them gaudy. The focus isn’t on time-telling, rather on engineering, which is why they’ve collaborated with Lamborghini Squadra Corse for several timepieces, including this new one. 

The inspiration is very clear even with the case material, being crafted from Sheet Molding Compound Carbon, a hyper-technical material reminiscent of the Huracán’s chassis and panels. 

The materials aren’t the only racing inspiration present. The large lacquered markers on the titanium bezel are inspired by the car’s fender protectors while the addition of a racing nut crown is fairly self explanatory. Across the dial, the lines are designed to evoke the shape of the car’s roof rack, the downside of this design means that legibility isn’t high on this piece. 

Powering this watch is the automatic RD630 calibre movement good for 60 hours of power, specifically developed for the Lamborghini Squadra Corse, mirroring the hexagonal air intakes of the Huracán. The same can be said for the balance wheel at 12 o’clock titled at a 12º angle to evoke Sterrato’s rev counter. You can take a peek at the semi-skeletonised movement and its rotor that resembles the Huracán’s wheel rim in motion through the exhibition caseback. 

There’s a date display at 6 o’clock with a rotation in front of a coloured decoder to produce an interesting effect. 

These come delivered with a camo-patterned strap created by vulcanising several coloured rubber plates. Though if this strap doesn’t tickle your fancy, the Quick Release System allows for rapid strap changes. 

These are available now for $106,000 AUD ($70,000 USD) though only 28 will be made with the first five customers receiving a “custom-made, hand-painted helmet.” 

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