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Watchmakers are usually more concerned with ensuring crowns and bezels stay fixed to their watches but Roger Dubuis’ new system, inspired by the pit stops in motorsport, allows the elements to be swapped out, with a single, positive click offering a reassuring signal that the new part is securely locked in place.
The Quick Release System, which is engineered with precision alignment of the elements in mind, sees the brand offer unrivaled levels of customization within high-end watchmaking.
The watch uses a 45mm all-black DLC titanium case which can be changed using one of three kits, offered in Pirelli’s Red, White and Blue shades, which are available in limited runs of 88 in each color. The straps are still made using the rubber from race-winning Pirelli tyres.
Inside is an RD820SQ 4Hz skeleton automatic movement with microrotor and a 60-hour power reserve.
The Excalibur Spider Pirelli is available with three new color kits, each limited to 88 pieces, via Roger Dubuis. Prices to follow.
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