Roger Dubuis Excalibur Timepiece Made for Extreme Conditions

By Paul Joseph

Swiss luxury watchmaker Roger Dubuis has expanded its hugely popular Excalibur collection by adding a brand new timepiece designed to cope with the most extreme of weather conditions.

Spawned out of the brand’s collaboration with Italian high-end tyre experts Pirelli, the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Pirelli Ice Zero 2 is billed as pushing technical and aesthetic boundaries through its expression of horological extremes.

The watch has been revealed in tandem with the launch of Pirelli’s Ice Zero 2 studded tyres, which recently made its debut in Sweden. The studded Pirelli tyres have been specially developed for high-end cars to tackle the harsh wintery conditions of the Nordic region and Russia.

The highlight of the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Pirelli Ice Zero 2 watch is its strap featuring the new pattern created by Pirelli for ice tracks, which includes titanium nails for a better grip on icy curves.

The timepiece also comes with the QRS (Quick Release System), which allows the patterned strap to be quickly swapped with alternative straps that come with the watch.

The black titanium case measures 47mm and houses the RD105SQ automatic movement. It is the first Double Flying Tourbillon in a skeletonized caliber with power reserve indication and offers a power reserve of 52 hours.

The sub-zero temperatures can have an adverse effect on the caliber’s lubrication; however, its makers have ensured it works perfectly in cold and icy conditions.

The Roger Dubuis Excalibur Pirelli Ice Zero 2 will be limited to only 8 pieces, although pricing has not yet been confirmed.

By Paul Joseph