Late 2017, Lamborghini Squadra Corse toasted its 50th anniversary in Tokyo with the launch of the Aventador S Roadster 50th Anniversary Japan: a limited series of five unique cars representing the five elements. The first is a dark blue shaded version linked with water, and the others will be presented in November. Each is one-of-a-kind. In 2018, Roger Dubuis joins with Lamborghini Squadra Corse in celebrating Japanese culture and its key values of respect and strength through the introduction of five spectacular watches likewise inspired by the five elements.
Taking place beginning of June 2018, this explosive limited series was staged in Tokyo’s underground Terrada Space, a venue in stark contrast to the sleek design of the Lamborghini Squadra Corse and the Excalibur Aventador S timepieces themselves. Here, in the heart of this rough, raw and virile setting enhanced by motorsports-inspired design elements, a lucky few sat down to dinner surrounded by the ultimate Lamborghini supercars, including the Huracan Super Trofeo Evo.
Powered by a brand-new calibre co-developed with Lamborghini Squadra Corse, and dedicated to this collection only, this latest world premiere in the Excalibur Aventador S line-up is the proud bearer of no less than five patents inspired by motorsports. The robust 45mm C-SMC carbon cases of each model feature design cues drawn from Japanese culture and the inspiration it also provided to Roger Dubuis’ Raging Mechanics partner. All the straps reminiscent of Lamborghini Squadra Corse upholstery feature Nero Ade black leather and black Nero Cosmus Alcantara, as well as the Y symbol for bamboo in Japanese culture and stitching matching the colour of the exterior. Just as on the cars, the calibre is characterised by a hexagonal carbon plate with the calligraphed Japanese symbol of its elemental namesake.