The roar of the rules being broken. An invitation to be bold. Only true icons have the power to see the future like this. Strap in for the ride of your life with the legendary new Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Countach DT/X.
The new Excalibur Spider Countach DT/X is the latest creation to emerge from Roger Dubuis x Lamborghini Squadra Corse, a partnership defined by radical performance and razor-sharp aesthetics. Strengthening the link between the motoring and horological world, and built from scratch directly on the main attributes of its namesake car, this one-of-a-kind hyper watch is inspired by all elements of the legendary Lamborghini Countach legacy, while being fuelled by the innovation, sophisticated mechanical engineering and iconic aesthetics Roger Dubuis is known for. Always determined to do things differently, the avant-garde spirit and creativity of the Maison come together in this disruptive design powered by raging mechanics. Just as Lamborghini looks to reinvent boundaries by reinterpreting an ancient icon in a contemporary way, Roger Dubuis creates contemporary calibres born to race that play by no one’s rules except their own. Because the track awaits its next legend.
Named “RD112” in an ode to the limited number of supercars released, the Excalibur Spider Countach DT/X is powered by a calibre built to perform with the same efficiency as the supercar’s engine. A movement unrivalled in the world of Hyper Horology, both tourbillons being tilted at an exact 90° angle to each other to compensate the effects of gravity not only horizontally but also vertically; a complex engineering achievement pursued in the spirit of offering ultimate precision. They also rely on a differential gear train that acts like a scale to absorb any movement differences in the two oscillators, just as the car’s differential adapts to the behaviour of the wheels on the road. Thus, the energy transformation into time happens with supreme efficacy. Furthermore, creating the tourbillon cages with a lightweight material like titanium means less energy is required for them to turn, making it possible to ensure 72 hours of power reserve. Such a complex construction is sealed with the stamp of excellence in the form of the Poinçon de Genève, with every component meticulously finished by hand by the skilled watchmakers in the Roger Dubuis Manufacture in Geneva.
The Excalibur Spider Countach DT/X is proof of what happens when visionary engineers meet with incredible watchmakers. Moving from track to wrist, its unparalleled aesthetics take all the signature design elements of the Countach – the essential line running from front to rear, the sharp, futuristic angles – and emulates these. Perhaps the strongest of such features is the distinctive geometry of the Periscopio roof and NACA air intakes, both of which are found scaled to size within this striking timepiece.
Instantly recognisable for its clean crisp lines, the hexagon shape emerges all over the design of the watch in other ways too. Shaping the three-unit rear light clusters on the Countach, the same hexagonal structure is replicated and thoughtfully placed next to the ‘engines’ of the tilted flying double tourbillon. In homage to the strong partnership between the two rule-breakers, the red and black interior pattern of the Countach is also found on the inside of the watch engravings, parts of the glass, and its inner strap too.
Shaped to maximise breathability and movement, while always preserving the elemental style that makes up the Maison’s DNA, the skeleton three-dimensional rubber strap is ultra-ergonomic and formed of several materials inspired by those of its supercar alter-ego, while the technology is inspired by another ground-breaking partner; tyre expert Pirelli.
Carbon fibre on multiple sections of the car, including the monocoque chassis, cover air intakes and rocker panel, provides the optimum lightweight solution on the track with its resistance to torsion. At the same time, woven carbon found on the wing mirrors of the car drives its unique aesthetic. This inimitable chequered monochrome pattern features on the underside of the 47 mm case, while the inner strap of the timepiece features nylon mesh inserts nestled between rubber layers to bring strength to the structure.
Opening up the road to a new extraordinary era, Roger Dubuis uses its own exclusive high-technology Mineral Composite Fibre (MCF) material to capture the exact shade of the new Countach for the case and calibre décor. Finished in the same pearlescent Bianco Siderale white, the colour that Ferruccio Lamborghini specified for his own Countach, MCF represents a technical achievement in itself. Engineered from 99.95% silica and made via a Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) process, this sturdy material is 2.5 times lighter than ceramic and 13 per cent lighter than SMC carbon. Finally, a Quick Release System on the strap enables interchangeability at the click of a button, just as the same technology on the buckle ensures easy take off.
Such mastery in horology can only be owned by a few, which is why this audacious timepiece inspired by a legacy is limited to just eight pieces. Prepare for the legendary race of a lifetime. In 3, 2, 1…
Lamborghini, the super car manufacturer from Italy, and Roger Dubuis, the hyper watch manufacturer from Geneva, teamed up and unleashed their creativity to release audacious timepieces born to race. The result are watches with unique calibres built like engines. From this collaboration, several patents and World Premiere were registered by Roger Dubuis offering to its exclusive tribes models evoking the uncompromised machines made by the Italian brand of the bull. The collaboration is also the genesis of unique projects where the client sits with the manufacturer to create his or her very onw watch.