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The New Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Huracán Monobalancier & Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato Get Unleashed in Courchevel

Last week, in the frosty beauty of Courchevel, France, we witnessed a power-packed spectacle unfold on the winding alpine roads. But it wasn’t your run-of-the-mill test drive; it was a meeting of two heavy hitters in hyper-design: Roger Dubuis and Lamborghini.

By Ash Longet
PR & Business Development

Let us set the scene: The Huracán Sterrato made by Lamborghini is tearing through the snow-covered streets, turning heads like a rare find in a hidden stash. Meanwhile, the racing-inspired Excalibur Spider Huracán Monobalancier from Roger Dubuis, intended for folks who understand that time is a luxury, is the perfect wrist companion.

Of course, this excursion wasn’t just your average spin around the block; it was a rare opportunity to go fast with an amazing crew and to witness the sublime intersection of power and class. It was a thrilling adventure, to say the least.

Unleashing the Raging Bulls

Assisted by Lamborghini’s Squadra Corse pilot Pietro Perolini, we got to test the new Huracán Sterrato roadster, which was good because, as the first V10 “all-terrain” sports car, the Huracán Sterrato, introduced in 2023, allows for high-speed exploration beyond the impressive capabilities of Lamborghini’s signature all-wheel-drive sports car platform.

Its driving dynamics have been optimized for blistering performance beyond the asphalt onto dirt, gravel, and weather-challenged surfaces. Plus, a new “Rally” mode drive setting option appears for the first time on a Huracán vehicle, which brings some unexpected flexibility into Lambo’s signature angular bad-ass curb presentation.

The Huracán Sterrato is a true double agent, with increased ground clearance, longer front and rear track widths, aluminum front under-body protection, and reinforced sills to answer any off-the-pavement demands. Starting at about $270,000, you can expect thrilling Lamborghini power via a 5.2-liter V10 engine (with a horsepower rating of just over 600 and delivering 560 newton-meters of torque).

Lastly, to round out the Huracán Sterrato’s impressive specs, the 0 to 60 mph giddy-up is just 3.4 seconds and has a top speed of 160 mph, which results in loads of fun, unforgettable emotions, and the irrepressible urge to hit the gas repeatedly to bask in the raw power of this car.

Still, despite the Huracán’s barrage of impressive stats designed to dazzle, Roger Dubuis’ Excalibur Spider Huracán Monobalancier defies quantification. It’s not about the digits; it’s all about strapping the Lamborghini experience onto your wrist.

Our Roger Dubuis Co-pilot

Not only did we get to hit the road in the new Huracán, but we had it all to ourselves with only my co-pilot, the Excalibur Spider Huracán Monobalancier, for company. But let’s back up a bit.

The Roger Dubuis and Lamborghini Squadra Corse collaboration kicked off in 2017 with a mission to blend the expertise of both brands in precision engineering, avant-garde design, and a mutual love for performance and innovation. As a result of this partnership, Lamborghini’s designers and Roger Dubuis’ watchmakers have created no fewer than five new calibres in only seven years – bold when you think about how long it takes to make a new calibre!

Among the calibres created under the remit of this powerful collaboration is the impressive RD630 inside the Excalibur Spider Huracán Monobalancier, which flaunts a robust 60-hour power reserve thanks to the twin barrels strategically placed between 5 and 7 o’clock acting as the watch’s fuel tanks.

Meanwhile, its rotor, which resembles a wheel ring, is a 3D marvel with mind-bending angles and finishings. Unsurprisingly, crafting this intricate piece demanded a sky-high level of expertise, a testament to Roger Dubuis’ accumulated prowess from years of crafting high-end watchmaking marvels.

However, it is the RD630’s balance wheel (which draws inspiration from the rev counter on the Huracán’s dashboard) that takes the prime spot on these new Excalibur Spider Monobalancier model because of its clever 12° angle. It’s a game-changer because this innovative tilt compensates for the wearer’s wrist position on a table, ensuring the balance wheel stays horizontal, enhancing performance without altering the watch’s proportions.

All contained within a 45mm black DLC titanium and titanium DLC bezel, Lamborghini’s iconic hexagonal air intake grilles have been seamlessly incorporated onto the watch, creating a sort of micro-grille on the watch that mirrors the front of the car and adding that unmistakable Lamborghini flair to your wrist.

Fine Touches

Revved up with a nod to the legendary racing colors of the 1980s and ‘90s, this watch are infused with its own retro spirit, with one of the timepieces – the Reference RDDBEX1103 – even featuring a dynamic blend of light and dark blue coupled with a vibrant red, creating a design that echoes the adrenaline of the racetrack.

Finally, modeled after the wheel nut of the Lamborghini Huracán, the crown has a red or blue racing stripe (depending on the model) and a series of winglets, which are striking to look at and ideal for attaining an effective grip.

Pricing & Availability

The red and blue Excalibur Spider Huracán Monobalancier Ref. RDDBEX1103 is limited to 50 pieces and available for CHF 57,500. For more information, visit the Roger Dubuis website.

(Images © Roger Dubuis)

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