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Jalal’s timely tips on the latest trends

Januaray 9 - 15, 2019

Gulf Weekly Jalal’s timely tips on the latest trends

The Roger Dubuis brand has unveiled another sleek and stylish watch inspired by the sporty and sexy Lamborghini Squadra Corse.

The cutting-edge timepiece, which features aesthetics fuelled by a high-impact R&D vision, was designed by the Swiss-watch manufacturer and the Lamborghini’s Squadra Corse motorsport department. Their partnership, which started in 2017, resulted in models “Powered by raging mechanics” and since then, the Italian aesthetic flair continues to merge with Swiss precision and mechanical instruments.

In 2018, the automobiles aesthetic were showcased in the Huracán Performante. This timepiece, the Excalibur Huracán Performante, is brimming with racing design codes such as the RD630 movement with its 12° inclined balance wheel representing the calibre signature associated with Lamborghini.

Taking strong visual cues from the shapes on which the supercar is based, this watch notably gives pride of place to the hexagon- a geometrical figure used to construct the volume of the supercar. It appears throughout the timepiece in various guises and is notably reproduced to symbolise strut bars.

The stand-out half hexagon appearing on the louvered air intakes of the Lamborghini Huracán Performante are repeated as miniature versions visible through the openwork dial of the Excalibur Huracán Performante timepiece.

Other special decoration includes a new crown inspired by racing nuts on supercar wheels, a twin-barrel energy tank and a multi-material spoiler, used for the decorative openworked bridges.

Even the complete circular weight of the automatic movement emulates the design of the wheel rims of Lamborghini’s Huracán family. The Excalibur Huracán Performante timepiece sports distinctive Technical Titan Grey livery complete with signature bright yellow accents. The lining of the Alcantara strap boasts a rubber inlay featuring the Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tyre pattern design.

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