In 2017 Roger Dubuis truly cemented its connection with the world of high-performance cars. Not only did they enter into a unique alliance with Lamborghini, and introduced two amazing watches to mark the occasion, they also joined forces with Pirelli. One of our favorite watches from that collection is the Excalibur Spider Pirelli Double Flying Tourbillon.
The Double Flying Tourbillon is a complication with which Roger Dubuis that quickly became one of the brand’s signatures, and for a good reason! It is simply mesmerizing to see the two tourbillons turn in unison, even though the watch has so much more to offer. Being part of the Excalibur Spider collection, it means that the entire movement is skeletonized, giving you a view of the intricate inner workings of this watch, and all its 301 components. They have even included a sophisticated power reserve indicator on the left side of the dial, that would with many brands get center stage attention, yet with this watch has an important, yet supporting role!
The Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Pirelli Double Flying Tourbillon is a very modern looking watch, with its large, 47 mm case crafted from titanium with a black DLC coating and fitted with a rubber strap crafted from a Pirelli tire that has actually competed in a real race. Even the color used in the watches has a meaning, as it refers to the color coding of the hardness of the tires Pirelli makes for the race cars. However, the craftsmanship applied to it is old school, as the watch meets all the requirements of the Geneva Seal.
The Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Pirelli Double Flying Tourbillon is one of those rare watches that gives the best of both worlds, and quite frankly only comes with one downside….They only made eight pieces of them.