The watchmakers at Roger Dubuis have created a few fantastic watches full of racing design codes, drawing influence from the Lamborghini Huracan. The bridge of the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Huracán Black DLC Titanium’s calibre RD630, which has a 12-degree inclined balance wheel, is built like the ones on the V10 engine of the Lamborghini Huracán supercar and has a 45mm case.
This watch features the hexagon, a significant aesthetic cue from the geometries of the supercar. It is a flexible geometric shape that was utilised to build the supercar volume and can be seen throughout the timepiece in a variety of forms, most notably being replicated to represent strut bars.
The Excalibur Spider Huracán Black DLC Titanium’s openwork dial has small replicas of the eye-catching half hexagon that can be seen on the Lamborghini Huracán louvred air intakes. The titanium container for the 45 mm Black DLC titanium case has blue rubber inlays. Both the black DLC titanium bezel and the blue lacquered ring on the black DLC titanium crown have blue markings on them.
The skeletonized dial has a blue bottom flange and a rhodium-plated upper flange. It also has 18K black PVD coated gold hands with blue transfers and white luminous SLN tips, as well as rhodium-plated indexes filled with white luminous SLN. The date is shown at 6 o’clock in a very modest manner, and the second hand is made of blue polished metal.
A bi-material strap with a black rubber base, a grey Alcantara inlay, blue contrast stitching, and a titanium black DLC adjustable folding clasp is included with the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Huracán.
The calibre RD630, an automatic movement with 233 parts and 29 jewels, powers this watch.The calibre RD630 was created especially for the collaboration with Lamborghini Squadra Corse.
Its structure was modelled after a supercar engine, with strut bars creating a distinct aesthetic mark on the front side and the rotor being made to resemble a Lamborghini wheel rim. The calibre has a 12-degree slanted balance wheel and a twin-barrel power supply that enables it to have a 60-hour power reserve.
The Excalibur Spider Huracán Black DLC Titanium 45mm sits well on the wrist and is fairly light.
A superb timepiece from one of the best watchmakers out there. For more information about the Roger Dubuis collection, visit The Time Place boutique.