Bucherer Blue Editions x Roger Dubuis x Lamborghini
From 7 December 2018 to 6 January 2019, Bucherer will present the complete Bucherer Blue Editions collection at a pop-up event that will be held in the departure area of Zurich Airport. Since its initial launch in 2016, the collection, which is exclusively available at Bucherer, has not merely grown, but rather has evolved into a success story for Bucherer and the watch manufacturers involved. Now, thanks to the limited-edition creations by Roger Dubuis and the watchmaker’s partnership with Lamborghini Squadra Corse, the collection has reached even greater heights.
The famed watch manufacturer is known for extravagant timepieces that feature unmistakable design and expert craftsmanship. Fans of Roger Dubuis will not be disappointed by the spectacular, technically complex creations that the watchmaker has developed for the Bucherer Blue Editions collection: they are rule breakers in the best sense.
A masterpiece of watchmaking, the Excalibur Aventador S, which is limited to just eight pieces, is certainly in the fast lane in terms of technology, and is a thrilling homage to Roger Dubuis’s partnership with Lamborghini Squadra Corse. Both the Excalibur Aventador S and the luxurious supercar Lamborghini Aventador S, boasting the highly impressive V12 engine, turn heads with their spectacular mechanical developments and bold, iconic features. Both brands offer their customers entry into an exclusive world filled with passion and emotional experiences that promise a rush of adrenaline.
Roger Dubuis decided to develop a Bucherer Blue Editions S watch on the basis of the Excalibur Aventador S because it is the watchmaker’s most exclusive, most innovative and sportiest model. A true icon that was inspired by the design and the unique features of the Lamborghini Aventador S and its V12 engine. The Excalibur Aventador S Bucherer Blue Editions is powered by a Duotor – a hand-wound calibre that was designed and developed at the Roger Dubuis factory and that celebrates the company’s unparalleled expertise. Moreover, the Excalibur Aventador S Bucherer Blue Editions also houses five patented technological innovations that were inspired by motorsport. The calibre’s balance wheels have been turned by 45 degrees and positioned in a V, making it resemble the pistons of the 12-cylinder engine of the Lamborghini Aventador S. The various elements are all connected by a differential. The combination of the materials used – titanium and coated carbon in dynamic Bucherer blue – is also unique.
The second Bucherer Blue Editions model from Roger Dubuis is an Excalibur 42 Automatic in stainless steel. The blue dial features Roger Dubuis’s signature sunburst dial design. To honour the fact that this is the 30th model in the Bucherer Blue Editions portfolio, Roger Dubuis decided to limit the watch to 30 pieces. This model is also clearly a Roger Dubuis creation that offers exceptional elegance at a price that grants access to the exclusive world of Roger Dubuis.
If the colour blue symbolises our longing for the unattainable, the Lamborghini Aventador S Blue Editions is the epitome of this longing. It starts with the technical features of its 750-horsepower V12 engine, which can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds, can reach a high speed of 350 km/h, and is sure to get pulses racing and adrenaline pumping. More than just a car designed to match the Roger Dubuis watch, this vehicle is top of the range; the best that the world of sports cars has to offer. The matt blue nuance, Blu Kairos, which was developed exclusively for Bucherer, and the SVJ rims in Silver Dianthus make this dream car a fascinating, one-of-a-kind eye-catcher.
Another highlight from the Bucherer Fine Jewellery atelier adds an extravagant touch: nothing could make starting the Aventador’s engine more thrilling than when your hand glides over the flap that is studded with blue gemstones and covers the start button. A total of 207 sapphires, to be exact, with a total weight of 7.47 carats adorn the black rhodium-plated flap in white gold. The experts spent 64 hours fine-tuning this detail alone, from the CAD drawing to crafting the button itself by hand in the goldsmith’s workshop, all the way to setting the gemstones in the atelier.
The price for the supercar is also record-breaking: the unique piece can be bought for CHF 600 600 (approx. £472,000) – at Lamborghini Zurich. Sheer luxury, exquisite craftsmanship and turned heads guaranteed.