The term “metallic glass” conjures up the image of a trans- parent and brittle type …
Earlier this year Roger Dubuis revealed a brand-new alliance with Pirelli and presented two Excalibur models developed in collaboration with Pirelli. In the latest and colourful new lap of this exclusive luxury alliance, the two Excalibur Spider Pirelli Yellow and Red feature the colours of the iconic tyre logo in a stunning complement to the proudly unmistakable features of the Excalibur line.
Roger Dubuis additionally asserts that about 1,950 hours of human time were involved in the restoration and re-engineering of the movement that operates at 18,000 bph and is produced from 558 parts. Section of this seal’s criteria is precision over time. With that said, it is interestinTwenty different professions using their particular skill-sets were included in the ribbon and the timepiece was also tested in line with the technical standards of the new Poinçon de Genève, involving a simulation of wear on the wrist for a week, using a one-minute variation of precision. This is a genuine effort, because the evaluation is even more demanding on an over century-old pocket watch.Developed to be skeletonized and open through the dial of this watch, the movement looks very striking, and I look forward to watching it in the flesh. Produced in accordance with the aesthetic of the Hommage watch assortment, the Roger Dubuis Hommage Millesime chooses the look of the wrist watch set (of the identical title) and adds a distinctive decorative flair that would not be completely out of the question for some thing out of the turn of the 20th century. As a collectible, the Roger Dubuis Hommage Millesime has a beautiful look for this, but its status as a pocket watch largely prevents it from being used by anybody on a regular basis — so think about it a “display piece. “Actually, in my view, pocket watches look a lot nicer in a situation and “on display” than the wrist watch will. The Roger Dubuis Hommage Millesime includes a 60mm broad situation in 18k pink stone that’s 22mm thick (and signed by Mr. Roger Dubuis on the hinged caseback). Actually, I think for the perfect wrist, someone could pull off the Roger Dubuis Hommage Millesime as a wrist watch — at least we understand it would be true enough.
Entirely in chromatic tune with these bold new timepieces, the Pirelli Color Edition tyres made their debut at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show. It is no coincidence that Pirelli, taking inspiration from its longstanding experience in racing competitions – where the colouring of the tyres identifies the different compounds – will soon be applying colour to certain road tyres so as to emphasize their uniqueness.
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Distinguished by a black and blue, red or yellow skeletonised flange, the colour coding of these vibrant new Excalibur Spider Pirelli models is further accentuated by a titanium black DLC crown over-moulded with matching-colour stitching on the straps as appropriate.
And as an ultimate nod to the winning streak that is embedded in the DNA of these two exceptional brands, the straps of these ruggedly reliable timepieces are manufactured from winning Pirelli motorsport tyre rubber, and their interior features the distinctive tread profile. Issued in an 88-piece limited edition, the robust 45mm skeleton case of the Excalibur Spider Automatic Skeleton provides a perfect frame for the brand’s best- selling Calibre RD820SQ.
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