The Excalibur is Roger Dubius’ harpoon for extreme expression. Reinventing existing codes of watchmaking and pushing the aesthetic boundaries of chic skeletal silhouettes, they’ve always indulged in collaborations with a unique luxury partners. Their most recent association with the specialist tyre-manufacturer Pirelli marks the innovation of a newly launched tyre, the Ice Zero 2, unveiled last month. The occasion also saw Roger Dubuis release its commemorative watch, the Excalibur Pirelli Ice Zero 2.
This icy Excalibur features a strap with a pattern modelled after its namesake Pirelli tyre, complete with steel studs that mimic the patented stud distribution. Roger Dubuis’ signature skeletal design makes its mark here as well.
Considering the previous Excalibur editions, the double flying tourbillon feature is a trademark for the Swiss watchmaker. It self-wound calibre RD105SQ mechanism comes with the coveted Poinçon de Genève certification.
The timepiece is an absolute sight to behold, with both the tourbillons caged by Celtic cross-styled entrapments and complemented by star-shaped architecture. The power reserve, highlighted in green at nine o’clock, will keep track of the watch’s 52-hour charge. The case embodies the silhouette of an off-road snow tyre.
The Ice Zero 2 shares the same visual cues offered by the Excalibur Spider Sottozero and Shooting-Star-flying tourbillon. This exquisite eight-piece limited edition Excalibur Pirelli Ice Zero 2 timepiece gets off to a sizzling start with a strap complete with the same state-of-the-art steel nail studded pattern.
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