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Roger Dubuis dares to be rare and races with Pirelli

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Roger Dubuis CEO Jean-Marc Pontroue, celebrated recently the Swiss fine watch maison’s high-octane partnership with iconic tyre manufacturer Pirelli, by presenting the all-new special edition timepieces, especially crafted to mark the landmark partnership, to a select VIP audience at The Address Boulevard Downtown Hotel in Dubai.

Roger Dubuis and Pirelli fast-track a new lap side by side in their adrenaline-charged partnership this May, with a new iteration of the recently launched Excalibur Spider Pirelli.

From May 23rd to 29th 2017, Roger Dubuis and car tyre legend Pirelli will once again demonstrate their “perfect” partnership by challenging all-comers to dare to be rare as they dare to race alongside the Run to Monaco on its 2017 journey.

Characterised by privileged exclusivity, rampant virility and shared commitment to providing authentic money-can’t-buy experiences, this great match between Roger Dubuis and Pirelli is rooted in the fact that exclusive service is a must for those who want to make a lasting imprint on scorching tarmac.

With its fantastic scenery, stunning performance, adrenaline-pumping excitement and total luxury from start to fi­nish, the Run to Monaco undoubtedly qualifi­es as one of life’s extraordinary experiences, culminating in one of the world’s most famous and lavish motorsports events in the iconic town by the same name.

When the engineers from two separate ­fields share their knowledge, comprehensive know-how, sophisticated research and innovative drive, the result is an exclusive series of the Excalibur Spider Pirelli – Automatic Skeleton.

In the latest and colourful new lap of this exclusive luxury alliance, the two Excalibur Spider Pirelli

Yellow and Red feature the proud colours of the iconic tyre logo in a stunning complement to the proudly unmistakable features of the Excalibur line.

Entirely in chromatic tune with these bold new timepieces, the Pirelli Color Edition tyres made their debut at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show. It is no coincidence that Pirelli, taking inspiration from its longstanding experience in racing competitions – where the colouring of the tyres identi­fies the different compounds – will soon be applying colour to certain road tyres so as to emphasize their uniqueness. Distinguished by a black and blue, red or yellow skeletonised ‑flange, the colour coding of these vibrant new Excalibur Spider Pirelli models is further accentuated by a titanium black DLC crown over-moulded with matching-colour stitching on the straps as appropriate.

And as an ultimate nod to the winning streak that is embedded in the DNA of these two exceptional brands, the straps of these ruggedly reliable timepieces are manufactured from winning Pirelli motorsport tyre rubber, and their interior features the distinctive tread profi­le. Issued in an 88-piece limited edition, the robust 45mm skeleton case of the Excalibur Spider Automatic Skeleton provides a perfect frame for the brand’s best-selling Calibre RD820SQ.

Excalibur Spider Pirelli – Automatic Skeleton

Mood Picture 2017 - Excalibur Spider Pirelli -  RDDBEX0617 RD820SQ calibre
Mood Picture 2017 – Excalibur Spider Pirelli – RDDBEX0617
RD820SQ calibre
Case: Skeletonized, Ø45 mm, titanium black DLC case, ‑fluted titanium black DLC bezel with tone on tone markings, titanium black DLC crown overmolded with red rubber. Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment glass. Titanium black DLC and sapphire crystal case back

Thickness: 14.02 mm

Dial: Black and red skeleton ‑flange with rhodium plated indexes ­filled with white luminous SLN, 18K Gold black PVD hands with red transfer and white luminous SLN tips

Water Resistance: 5 BAR (50 m)

Strap: Bi-material strap with black rubber base and Pirelli winning motorsport tyre rubber inlay, red stitching. Unique Pirelli tyre profi­le on the inside of the strap

Clasp: Black DLC Titanium, cover on titanium adjustable folding clasp

Calibre: Automatic Skeleton with micro-rotor, RD820SQ

Production: 88 pieces

Certification: Poinçon de Genève

 

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RD820SQ Calibre: Automatic Skeleton with micro-rotor

Features: Self-winding mechanical caliber with skeleted micro-rotor, fi­nely adjusted in six positions

Functions: Hours and minutes,

Decorations: Skeleton calibre, NAC coated plate and bridges, circular-grained plate and bridges, “Poinçon de Genève” fi­nishing. White and red transfers on the micro-rotor bridge

Number of parts: 167 components

Jewels: 35

Diameter: 16’’’

Thickness: 6.38 mm

Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 vph)

Power-reserve: 60 hours

 

Excalibur Spider Pirelli – Automatic Skeleton

Mood Picture 2017 - Excalibur Spider Pirelli -  RDDBEX0616 RD820SQ calibre
Mood Picture 2017 – Excalibur Spider Pirelli – RDDBEX0616
RD820SQ calibre
Case: Skeletonized, Ø45 mm, titanium black DLC case, ‑fluted titanium black DLC bezel with tone on tone markings, titanium black DLC crown overmolded with yellow rubber. Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment glass. Titanium black DLC and sapphire crystal case back

Thickness: 14.02 mm

Dial: Black and yellow ‑flange with rhodium plated indexes filled with white luminous SLN, 18K Gold black PVD hands with yellow transfer and white luminous SLN tips

Water Resistance: 5 BAR (50 m)

Strap: Bi-material strap with black rubber base and Pirelli winning motorsport tyre rubber inlay, yellow stitching. Unique Pirelli tyre profi­le on the inside of the strap

Clasp: Black DLC Titanium, cover on titanium adjustable folding clasp

Calibre: Automatic Skeleton with micro-rotor, RD820SQ

Production: 88 pieces

Certification: Poinçon de Genève

 

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RD820SQ Calibre: Automatic Skeleton with micro-rotor

Features: Self-winding mechanical caliber with skeleted micro-rotor, finely adjusted in six positions

Functions: Hours and minutes,

Decorations: Skeleton calibre, NAC coated plate and bridges, circular-grained plate and bridges, “Poinçon de Genève” finishing. White and red transfers on the micro-rotor bridge

Number of parts: 167 components

Jewels: 35

Diameter: 16’’’

Thickness: 6.38 mm

Frequency: 4Hz (28,800 vph)

Power-reserve: 60 hours

 

About Roger Dubuis

Roger Dubuis has been at the forefront of contemporary Haute Horlogerie since 1995. Its audacious creations, firmly anchored in the 21st century, embody substantial expertise expressed through the finest watchmaking mechanisms combined with powerful and daring designs. Boldness and extravagance are the brand’s signatures, and determination its driving force.

Roger Dubuis CEO, Jean Marc Pontroué
Roger Dubuis CEO, Jean Marc Pontroué

The Roger Dubuis collections Excalibur and Velvet are distributed worldwide through an exclusive sales network and boutiques. The quest for excellence, the long search for the right gesture, as well as the development of unique skills are all constants of the Geneva-based Swiss Maison.

 

About Pirelli

Founded in 1872, Pirelli is one of the world’s major tyre operators in terms of sales. With a commercial presence in more than 160 countries, the Group has a production capacity distributed over 18 plants in 12 countries and employs about 30.000 people. Pirelli is also a leader in the production of high and very high end tyres, thanks to its commitment to Research & Development, an area in which it annually invests about 6% of Premium revenues, one of the highest levels in the tyre sector, with the goal of constant improvement of performance and safety and the containment of environmental impact. Present in sporting competitions since 1907, Pirelli is the exclusive supplier for the World Superbike championship and many prestigious single marque championships, but above all of the Formula 1 champion-ship for which it has been the sole supplier since 2011.

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