Laura Lan, a famous Chinese and Chinese critic of clocks and jewellery, the main author of ‘Large in Uppercase’, also specializes in the appreciation of mechanical watches. . Established ‘Attractive Studio’ to engage in professional copywriting, consulting, and lectures. Entering the era of technology, mechanical watches and supercars are facing the same design challenge: cool and light. To be cool, you have to rely on design aesthetics, and to be light, you have to look at materials and manufacturing processes. Car lightness helps speed and performance, but why must mechanical watches be light? The lightness of the case is just to be cool: it looks cool and looks cool, others look cooler. But while looking cool, the case also bears a heavy responsibility expectation: to be resistant to falls and bumps, it is best to be shockproof and protect the movement. Today, with the advancement of modern science and technology, the watchmaking industry has always been pursuing such a question: how can we create the most accurate and least vulnerable watch, low energy consumption and least friction and wear watch? Roger Dubuis Excalibur Huracán watch. The ideal of using lightweight materials has of course not been fully realized, but let us first see the possibility of this limit on the case and movement materials. Titanium or some special alloys used in aerospace aircraft were the first lightweight materials used in the watch case, creating a lightweight case and enhancing the characteristics of scratch resistance, corrosion resistance and low sensitivity. Later, The carbon fiber material commonly used in the sports car field has become one of the pursuit of lightweight solutions. Like the automotive industry’s continuous research and development of the potential of carbon fiber material, although the watch industry started a little later, Roger Dubuis, in cooperation with Lamborghini, Started the pace of follow-up. Roger Dubuis’ second important collection after cooperation with Lamborghini: the Excalibur Huracán series of watches, inherits many aesthetic features of Lamborghini supercar in design. In the super running industry, Lamborghini is one of the best at developing and using carbon fiber materials. The patented C-SMC sheet mold carbon fiber material developed by it is generally used in the construction of car body structures. -SMC carbon fiber made of this special forged polymer not only has better toughness and strength, but also can increase the output steadily. The material itself can be shaped freely, even for the entire car shell and internal structure. Made of carbon fiber, which means that even the parts used in the movement can reach very precise and good quality. The future of lightweight and super performance of supercars has arrived, and so is high-end mechanical watches. . The Excalibur Huracán series watches are priced at RMB 338,000. The fusion of sports car elements Roger Dubuis and Lamborghini officially announced a cooperation relationship in October 2017. Roger Dubuy began to use Lamborghini’s sports car design as inspiration and integrated it into the cooperation series. In addition to closely following the design elements of the Lamborghini sports car in design, the C-SMC carbon fiber material developed exclusively by Lamborghini has begun to be used on sports car models of the same name. The Aventador S watch has started to use Lamborghini’s special C-SMC carbon fiber material to make the case and the movement splint. The latest Excalibur One-Off watch released in 2019 is to use this special carbon fiber material to make the case middle and mechanical Sandwich panel and dial edge. The Excalibur One-Off watch is made of C-SMC sheet-molded carbon fiber material and decorated with red lacquer. The middle layer of the case is woven carbon fiber, and the red minute scale ceramic bezel. The crown of the Excalibur One-Off watch is also made of C-SMC carbon fiber with black DLC titanium, which is also decorated with red paint. This unique watch in the world is for this Lamborghini SC18 Alston model. The RD106SQ double 90-degree tilt tourbillon is designed for it, and it is also a special movement that echoes the Lamborghini SC18 Alston model. The unique skill of the double tourbillon is the technical feature of Roger Dubuis, and the Quatour model in the four-tilt balance wheel structure is upgraded to a structure that cannot be broken without Roger Dubuis. The RD106SQ dual-tilt tourbillon device is connected by a differential gear train in the middle. It is not only the world’s first movement with two 90-degree tilt-angle tourbillons. It also fits the V-shaped engine of a sports car in appearance. . The SC18 Alston is Lamborghini’s first custom supercar. It is said to be priced at about 60 million yuan. The whole car is made of carbon fiber and equipped with a V12 engine. The sides of the front cover are inclined toward the center, and Roger Dubuis’s The Excalibur One-Off watch’s dual-tilt tourbillon does look a bit like it does. Excalibur One-off watch with RD106SQ movement. The Excalibur One-off watch’s tilted double tourbillon structure echoes the appearance of the Lamborghini SC18 Alston. The cooperation between Roger Dubuis and Squdra Corse, the sports department of Lamborghini, is not only based on the inspiration of sports cars and the design of the corresponding appearance. The close discussion on the technical exchange between the two parties has been in the beginning of the cooperation. From the beginning, Gregory Bruttin, director of product strategy at Roger Dubuis, has always been interested in the exploration of the use of carbon fiber materials in watchmaking. Through cooperation with Lamborghini, he can directly communicate with his team. For the use of C-SMC carbon fiber materials, he had It was mentioned in the interview that Lamborghini is good at manufacturing car bodies or parts from this material, but when it comes to watch parts, it requires repeated technical discussions and research, because watch parts are too small, C- SMC carbon fiber’s hardness, elasticity, and specificity of toughness are all items that need to be overcome. The familiarity of this material needs to be re-researched at the time. Therefore, it took a lot of time to get close cooperation and discussion and research. The ultimate perfect result. The Excalibur Huracán Performante watch is made of carbon fiber and equipped with a self-winding skeleton movement RD630. It is limited to 88 pieces. The two brands that are good at creating super mechanical beasts are definitely not just licensing brand logos to products of another brand. Starting with the first collaboration model Excalibur Aventador S from both sides, Roger Dubuis and Lamborghini’s engineering design team Let’s discuss the characteristics and characteristics of the latest car models as design inspiration, bring the design of the movement and appearance into the watch, and then redesign and make exclusive movements specifically for the watch. The dual-equipment on the Excalibur Aventador S The tilt-balanced leap second movement RD103SQ completely echoes Lamborghini’s Aventador S model in the overall movement plywood structure. Because of this close cooperation and communication mode, Roger Dubuis was able to simultaneously publish watches of the same name with Lamborghini at the Geneva Motor Show for two consecutive years. The Excalibur Aventador S watch equipped with the RD103SQ movement is the first collaboration between Roger Dubuis and Lamborghini. The new watch technology breaks through the 2019 Roger Dubuis’ latest Lamborghini collaboration Huracán series RD630 movement, which uses a single 12-degree tilt balance wheel design. For Roger Dubuis, after the previous Quatour model After the success of the four tilt balance structures, the technology of tilt balance has been proficient. In fact, this tilt balance structure has a relatively single orientation when the watch is worn on the wrist. In theory, it can play a role in compensating for position errors and letting time travel. More accurate. From the RD103SQ to the RD630 movement specially created for Lamborghini cooperation models, we can see a new perspective of the design perspective. From the RD103SQ, we can see the main splint of the Lamborghini super running characteristics, and the V-shaped engine The double-inclined balance wheel structure, to the latest RD630 12-degree inclined single balance wheel, and the 360-degree circular rotor of the wheel frame design of Huracán model, re-interpret the movement structure design with sports car design vocabulary. In the balance wheel position, movement All three-dimensional visual results are constructed on the splint structure. Roger Dubuis is not only a breakthrough in movement technology, but also a so-called contemporary mechanical watch design perspective. The Excalibur Huracán watch is equipped with the RD630 movement, and the upper splint emulates the ‘engine room tie rod’ design of the Lamborghini Huracán V10 engine. The date of the Excalibur Huracán Performante is only visible when read through a hexagonal window, and its design is unique and clever. In fact, when referring to the combination of Roger Dubuis and Lamborghini, it is necessary to mention its cooperation relationship with sports car tire manufacturer Pirelli Pirelli. From the Moroccan event to meet Pirelli and decide to cooperate, Pirelli will cooperate for more than 50 years of super running Brand Lamborghini introduced this combination to Roger Dubuis. The collaboration between Roger Dubuis and Pirelli is not simple. Gregory Bruttin, director of product strategy, said that to make watch parts from materials used in real tires, the first thing to overcome is selection: Roger Dubuis chooses to use The tires used in Formula One racing are actually a special material made up of seven different rubbers. Not all rubber types are suitable for long-term skin contact, so we must first make these tires into powder, then Using these powders in special methods to make wristbands that can be worn safely and worry-free, and all Roger Dubuis Lamborghini and Pirelli cooperation models will be accompanied by a certificate of the type of tire used. The blue version of the Excalibur Huracán watch (model DBEX0749), with a diameter of 45 mm, a power reserve of 60 hours, water resistance of 50 meters, is priced at 338,000 yuan. The strap of the Roger Dubuis Excalibur King Series Huracán model is a dual-material rubber strap, based on black rubber, inlaid with Alcantara fabric used in the Lamborghini sports car; limited-edition Huracán The Performate limited edition is printed with the unique texture of Pirelli Zero Trofeo R high-performance tires on the back of the black rubber strap. Both straps are equipped with quick-release devices and adjustable folding clasps. The Excalibur Huracán watch is paired with a dual-material strap. The interior is lined with black Alcantara®, which is consistent with the interior of the Lamborghini sports car. In order to convey the lightweight pursuit of supercars, in addition to the limited edition of C-SMC carbon fiber material with stronger shock resistance, in addition to the sensitivity and low corrosion of titanium alloy material, it is also used on the Huracán case, with DLC hardness treatment Paired with various aspects of the movement grinding process, 12 o’clock 12 o’clock tilt balance design, the suspension system fixed on the balance table bridge is more conspicuous, corresponding to the 6 o’clock position is displayed in the racing chronograph font The date, like the outer edge of the dial of the intake valve, every detail fits closely with Lamborghini lines and design elements. Excalibur Huracán watch (model DBEX0750), priced at 488,000 yuan. The yellow Excalibur Huracán Performante watch (model DBEX0792) is priced at RMB 378,000. The red Excalibur Huracán Performante watch (model DBEX0784) is priced at RMB 413,000. In the past, watches were mainly made of metal, but there was always a lack of breakthrough design. The birth of titanium metal took the watchmaking ring to another future, and the addition of carbon fiber material strengthened this in terms of light weight and impact resistance. In terms of technological innovation, the traditional watchmaking vision has never created a deeper and unique timepiece. The research results of Roger Dubuis in Lamborghini cooperation models not only create aesthetically upgraded and ground-breaking movements by hand, but also emphasize all the technical attention on the interior, outer shell, and strap fabrics like super running. 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