Focus: Roger Dubuis

Excalibur Huracàn Performante

CASE : skeletonized titanium, sapphire caseback, titanium crown with rubber yellow ring, water-resistant to 50m


MOVEMENT : mechanical self-winding (Caliber RD630, 60h power reserve), skeletonized, 233 parts

FUNCTIONS : hours, minutes, seconds, date

DIAL : skeletonized, black PVD-coated gold hands, luminescent hour-markers

STRAP : black rubber, gray alcantara lining and yellow topstitching, Pirelli P Zero Trofeo symbol, tintaium folding clasp

When superlatives meet and mingle

Certain announcements leave their own tire marks on tarmac, including some that outlast the implacable onward rush of time. Two years after the start of its partnership with Pirelli based on performance, further reinforced by another with Lamborghini last year, Roger Dubuis takes its place at the wheel of the Lamborghini Squadra Corse, the motorsport department of the brand specializing in speed machines for millionaires. This cooperation is notably embodied in the launch of the Excalibur Huracàn Performante, whose aesthetic codes are strongly inspired by the eponymous Lamborghini. The engineers of the racing stable and the watchmakers of the Geneva-based Manufacture have joined in creating a watch symbolizing strength and all that is exceptional, starting with its bridges evoking the shape of a V10 engine, its hexagonal nods reflecting the geometry of the supercar, as well as its brand-new caliber featuring a balance wheel inclined at a 12° angle. This titanium limited series with its strong personality also flaunts its status as the only all-skeletonized timepiece currently available. Ramp up your wrist power.


Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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