The Run To Monaco 2017 with Roger Dubuis31 May 2017
Watches and cars have been paired since ever to amaze the world with tradition and beauty. What if beyond those two elements, we add performance and technology? Roger Dubuis and Pirelli began a partnership that combines the best of both, to create a product of absolute excellence, the Excalibur Spider Pirelli.
Presented in a collection of three pieces, the new timepiece is inspired by automotive racing challenges, and every element evokes the characteristics of those two worlds.
Curious to finally discover in person the result of this extraordinary partnership we went to Bordeaux, in France, to attend the start of the Run To Monaco 2017. For those who do not know, the Run To Monaco is a unique experience, where Formula 1 lovers meet every year in a different location and, start a race to attend the F1 Montecarlo Grand Prix. A six days route with incredible landscapes together with their ladies, “the automobiles”.
Surrounded by a suggestive scenery, between vineyards and supercars, we’ve had the chance to wear the new collection Excalibur Spider Pirelli. Available in three models, yellow, red, and blue (The colors used by Pirelli to identify the mix of is tires) the Excalibur Spider Pirelli has a 45mm case in titanium with black DLC, as well as the black engraved bezel. The skeletonization is a RD trademark, and is masterfully done on the automatic movement enclosed in this new timepiece. Every dial has a skeletonized rehaut black and yellow, blue or red, matching the color of the titanium DLC crown and the rubber strap, produced with Pirelli tires that competed and won many races. Every internal part of the straps is featured with an exclusive Pirelli tire tread, and is locked by an adjustable buckle deployante in titanium with black DLC.
The Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Pirelli is certified with the Poincon de Géneve and produced in a limited edition of only 88 pieces.