Roger Dubuis recently launched a new Lamborghini-inspired Excalibur Spider Huracán Serrato Monobalancier at Art Basel in Miami. The Excalibur Spider Huracán Sterrato MB timepiece is powered by the RD630 calibre. This horological “engine” is designed specifically to reflect the hexagonal air intakes of Lamborghini Squadra Corse racing cars, just as the symmetry of the twin barrels offers a further nod to the Huracán collection and the multi-fuel tanks of its supercars.
Dressed in electrifying orange and audacious red, the timepiece is a stunning demonstration of super-sleek aesthetics. A distinctive feature of every Excalibur Spider Huracán is its crown: inspired by racing nuts, it brings even more roaring style to the wrist.
Adopting an unconventional approach, the watchmakers of the Maison have tilted the balance wheel to 12 º to obtain the maximum performance. Another key point is its position at 12 o’clock in the inverted position, on the one hand recalls the revolution counter of the Sterrato and on the other allows the wearer to freely observe the oscillations of the spiral – the beating heart of the timepiece.
To complete this surprising mechanism, the date window is placed at 6 o’clock. When you look at it from the back, the semi-skeleton movement reveals a 360º oscillating mass that faithfully reproduces the effect of the rim of a Hurácan that spins at speed.
With its 60-hour power reserve, the monobalancier automatic calibre is a mechanical engineering marvel. The Excalibur Spider Huracán Serrato Monobalancier is a limited edition of 28 pieces. Price is on request. Meanwhile be sure to check our list of the most expensive watches in the world.