Roger Dubuis and Pirelli Celebrate 150 Years of Excellence with Excalibur Spider Pirelli Monotourbillon

Roger Dubuis and Pirelli Celebrate 150 Years of Excellence with Excalibur Spider Pirelli Monotourbillon

Adrienne Faurote
By Adrienne Faurote October 4, 2022

Brimming with racing codes, the latest Roger Dubuis x Pirelli creation is a roaring example of versatile design crafted with horological excellence and hyper-tech materials.

Roger Dubuis x Pirelli Excalibur Spider Pirelli MT

Photo Credit: Roger Dubuis

Inspired from the desire to create adrenaline-charged masterpieces, Roger Dubuis and Pirelli demonstrate the consequence of combining the finest minds from different industries to share their unrivaled know-how, breakthrough research and boundless creativity. This new collaborative masterpiece is set to be unveiled to the world as the Singapore motor race starting flag its raised. The watch is an ode Pirelli’s 150 years of tradition, innovation, and passion, and the result of a long-lasting relationship between a tire performance pioneer and a serial horological innovator.

The Excalibur Spider Pirelli MT is the result of a shared obsession of excellence and innovation between Roger Dubuis and Pirelli. Roger Dubuis’ hyper-skilled watchmakers chose to feature the Maison’s iconic Monotourbillon in the new sporty masterpiece. Inspired by the motorsport’s universe, the masterpiece also displays a power reserve indicator at nine o’clock that is playfully reminiscent of a car’s fuel gauge. With 60 hours of power reserve, the timepiece’s lucky owner can race through the weekend without the need for a horological pit stop.

Photo Credit: Roger Dubuis

The Excalibur Spider Pirelli MT binds these iconic partners while celebrating a momentous anniversary. Bringing this shared fascination to their latest creation, the case and bezel of the 45mm Excalibur Spider Pirelli MT are crafted from pure white Mineral Composite Fiber (MCF). This hyper-tech material is owned exclusively by Roger Dubuis and is a true demonstration of technical mastery. Thanks to a process known as Sheet Molding Compound (SMC), silica is engineered in a way that produces MCF. 13% lighter than SMC carbon, its lightness makes it extremely comfortable to wear on the wrist, while its sturdy structure enables the creation of intricate designs.

The watch is dressed in a stunning white, from the case to skeleton, bracelet and iconic astral signature. A first for a timepiece from the Excalibur Spider Pirelli collection, the shade was chosen specifically to stand out and honor the significance of Pirelli’s anniversary.

As a dedicated celebration design, the timepiece includes additional unexpected features, such as the bezel, logo, and hour markers’ ability to glow in the dark with SuperLuminovaTM technology. Likewise, the distinctive Pirelli 150th anniversary logo featured on the strap also shines at night thanks to SuperbiwinovaTM.

Making the timepiece even more remarkable, the inner design of the strap displays the recognizable Pirelli CinturatoTM pattern, as well as their unforgettable motto, “Power Is Nothing Without Control.”

Photo Credit: Roger Dubuis

Knowing every minute counts on and off the track for the Roger Dubuis x Pirelli tribe, the new Excalibur Spider Pirelli MT features an interchangeable strap, crown, and bezel – all with a simple click. Just as swift changes are crucial in the world of motorsports, this Quick Release System ensures the timepiece can be switched up and customized in no time.

The three additional kits (Oro, Silver and Red) feature Pirelli’s distinctive iconic curved lines in a stylish nod to its motorsports alter ego. While these design details allow the wearer to decide what look best suits their mood, they also honor the official colors of Pirelli’s 150th anniversary.

The Excalibur Spider Pirelli MT – limited to just 8 pieces – boasts an expressive blend of advanced mechanics, hyper materials, and versatile design that celebrates a true milestone for the Maison’s long-lasting partner. Both an ode to 150 years of excellence, and to an enduring partnership, the timepiece continues to show the world that Roger Dubuis is and always will be the most exciting way to experience Hyper HorologyTM.