RO G E R D UB UI S
Richard Mille has always had a penchant for working with various athletes, creating timepieces that are stylish yet functional for various athletic pursuits. This year sees a collaboration with a sport that is nothing if not elegant. Together world-renowned polo player Pablo Mac Donough, Richard Mille presents The RM 53-01 Tourbillon Pablo Mac Donough. What immediately catches the eyes is the Carbon TPT case laminated over sapphire glass. This tough exterior provides shock resistance, a crucial element for a timepiece to be worn during the high impact sport.
The watchmaker devised a cable-suspended movement to combat shock. Two baseplates are used to isolate the different parts of the movement to achieve this. The piece is fitted with an eye-catching blue perforated rubber strap. Inspirations from the automotive world have led to yet another Roger Dubuis timepiece. The Excalibur Aventador S Blue takes the aggressive and athletic personality of the Lamborghini supercar and turns it into a raging timekeeping machine. Taking on the same C-SMC carbon that's used in Lamborghini's cars, the black case is accented with Neptune blue markers around the bezel. A matching leather strap with a rubber underside, together with the red topstitching, gives the Aventador S Blue its sporty appeal. Roger Dubuis' iconic skeleton movement is found proudly spread across the dial. While the tourbillon dominates the centre of attention, the jumping seconds is also a welcome new feature in the Excalibur.