Roger Dubuis & Pirelli Unveil The Excalibur Spider Pirelli Monotourbillon To Ring Its 150th Anniversary

An ode to 150 years of excellence
By: Aqilah Najwa Jamaluddin
October 17, 2022

The engines fire up. The crowds cheer wildly. The excitement is palpable: Get ready to celebrate Pirelli’s 150th anniversary as Roger Dubuis x Pirelli unveil the Excalibur Spider Pirelli Monotourbillon (MT). Driven by a desire to create adrenaline-charged masterpieces, the partners show once again what happens when the finest minds from different industries come together to share their unrivalled know-how, breakthrough research, and boundless creativity.

Excalibur Spider Pirelli Monotourbillon

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. Unveiled as the Singapore motor race raises its starting flag, the new masterpiece is an ode to Pirelli’s 150 years of tradition, innovation, and passion, and the result of a long-lasting relationship between a tyre performance pioneer and a serial horological innovator.

Continuing to push boundaries to achieve its ambitious goal, Roger Dubuis’ hyper-skilled watchmakers chose to feature the Maison’s iconic Monotourbillon in the new sporty masterpiece. A significant undertaking, this feat of advanced mechanics is placed at 7 o’clock on the timepiece; Roger Dubuis’ signature position.

Excalibur Spider Pirelli Monotourbillon

Inspired by the motorsports universe, the masterpiece also displays a power reserve indicator at 9 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. Such exceptional, hand-finished mechanics are rewarded with the Poinçon de Genève, one of the most demanding certifications in fine watchmaking.

Owned exclusively by Roger Dubuis, this hyper-tech material 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.

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

Excalibur Spider Pirelli Monotourbillon

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 SuperLuminova™ technology. Likewise, the distinctive Pirelli 150th anniversary logo featured on the strap also shines at night thanks to Superbiwinova™. 

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

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