Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Pirelli Single Flying Tourbillon
The tarmac is still hot in Monaco and for a very good reason, because the Monaco GP has only just recently concluded. While F1 was the sole reason for the fresh tyre marks by the French Riviera, there was another reason for the sizzling motorsports vibes- the Excalibur Spider Pirelli Single Flying Tourbillon. And it was launched in the a very interesting way.
This RD Excalibur Spider Pirelli Single Flying Tourbillon is the climax of the second season of Roger Dubuis X Pirelli. Minutes after the Monaco F1 race’s completion, this high-spec model hit the market complete with a strap matching the colour of the winning car tyres driven by Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull Racing. What’s more, it comes with a complementary ‘Pit Stop Collector Box’ which houses seven of interchangeable straps, each in Pirelli and Roger Dubuis accents from start to finish.
Each conveys part of the Pirelli logo positioned on the side of every high-speed motor racing tyre and is engraved with the code used by Pirelli to track its winning tyres. The very same code appears on the Certificate of Authenticity signed by both Pirelli and Roger Dubuis. These unique straps are crafted to feature rubber inlays from certified Pirelli winning tyres from official races. This motorsports-inspired set contains no less than seven different straps echoing the seven Pirelli tyre colours used for competitions during the previous season. The timepiece also comes with a QRS (Quick Release System) on the strap and buckle to enable easy changes in as quick as three seconds.
Elsewhere, this Single Tourbillon comes with a black DLC-coated titanium case. Limited to just 28-pieces, it comes with a new trigger and bridge design, along with a transparent view of the new RD508SQ hand-wound calibre with power reserve indicator and that ridiculous Astral Skeleton. The speedometer-like second counters is all motorsports inspired and as is with its neat pointers. The star of the movement, the single flying tourbillon, is stationed at 7 o’clock, while the multi-coloured power-reserve indicator takes on racing car cockpit fuel gauges.