Lamborghini’s Idea of a Christmas Present is a $56,000 Timepiece
Say hello to the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Huracan STOby Kirby Garlitos, on LISTEN 03:51
It’s called the Excalibur Spider Huracan STO, and yes, it’s heavily inspired by the Huracan STO, the raunchiest and most expensive of Huracan models in the market today. It’s not going to help you go from 0 to 60 mph, but the Excalibur Huracan STO does have the ability to tell you the time for a cost of “only” $56,000. That’s Chevrolet Corvette C8 money. For a watch. Oh, to be rich and extravagant…
I’ve always been the type who doesn’t understand people paying premium prices for watches. I understand that there’s status that comes with wearing these watches, but I’m still not buying an item whose main function is to tell the time when I can find the same answer on a much cheaper watch. I can even tell time using my smartphone so the point of a watch seems redundant these days.
That said, I can’t begrudge anyone who spends $56,000 for a Roger Dubuis Excalibur Huracan STO. I can’t. Not only does it look incredible — it’s so beautiful that I want to cry — but it also works unlike any watch I’ve seen. Not that I’m an expert on timepieces, but I have heard of Rober Dubuis watches, and the brand, despite not being as old as its Swiss contemporaries, has earned its keep with an avant-garde approach to innovation and creativity.
The company produces some of the most unorthodox-looking watches you’ll ever see. The envelope-pushing approach has become a big part of its identity, and it’s all there, for us to see, with the Excalibur Huracan STO.
First of all, the decision to use the Huracan STO’s Blue Laufey and California Orange colors was a brilliant choice. Not only does it properly honor the range-topping — and potentially final edition — Huracan, but it also evokes memories of Gulf Racing’s Zenith Blue and Tangerine colors.
From afar, the Excalibur Huracan STO is unmistakably eye-catching. Up close, you’re going to want to touch it just to be sure that it’s real. The watch’s dial, bezel, and strap all include traces of the Blue Laufey and California Orange colors. It’s not just about the colors, too. In typical Roger Dubuis fashion, the limited edition timepiece also features a 45-mm skeletonized carbon case with rubber inlays.
It also has a titanium bezel and metallicized sapphire crystal that costs more than most brand-new compact cars.
Then there’s the strap. That’s perforated calfskin leather over a rubber interior liner. I didn’t know you could combine those two things, but I’m happy that it’s possible.
The Excalibur Huracan STO is powered by an automatic RD630 caliber with a honeycomb motif that’s exclusive for Roger Dubuis’ Lamborghini watches. There’s also a 12-degree angled balanced wheel with a 360-degree oscillating weight that can produce the same speed effect as the Huracan STO’s wheels. The strut bars — they’re called strut bar bridges in the watch world — also resemble the ones that protect the Huracan STO’s V-10 engine.
The watch is so beautiful, and it’ll probably look even more beautiful sitting on someone’s wrist.
It's also obscenely exclusive; Roger Dubuis is only launching 88 units of the Excalibur Huracan STO.
Even if you have the moolah to buy one, finding one is going to be as difficult, maybe more.
As for the rest of us lemmings, we’re content with admiring the special edition watch from afar. It’s the best we can hope for without having to spend a dime on it. After all, I can still tell what time is it using my smartphone. That’s good enough for me.
Source: Robb Report