MR PORTER TO LAUNCH WITH ROGER DUBUIS
MR PORTER, the award-winning online destination for men’s style, is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of Swiss-based watch maison Roger Dubuis on Monday 19 November. The offering will include a curated selection of seven timepieces, along with an exclusive “one-of-a-kind” timepiece from the brand’s iconic Excalibur family.
Founded in 1995 and based in Geneva, Roger Dubuis is one of the youngest luxury-watch brands in the industry and creates some of the most innovative and complicated timepieces available. Each Excalibur timepiece is manufactured with its famous skeleton movements and is finished, polished and assembled using both traditional and modern techniques.
Within MR PORTER’s offering is an exclusive “one-of-a-kind” Excalibur Aventador S timepiece, built in partnership between Roger Dubuis and high-performance car manufacturer Lamborghini Squadra Corse. This unique piece houses a double sprung balance with a differential – both placed at 45-degree angle, and “engine strut bars” placed across the movement – highlighting design features of the Lamborghini V12 engine. These elements are placed within a light and agile titanium black DLC case.
To complement the purchase of this single, “one-of-a-kind” timepiece, Roger Dubuis and MR PORTER will present the owner with a visit to the Roger Dubuis Manufacture in Switzerland, followed by an exclusive Lamborghini driving experience throughout the Jura Mountains.
These additional timepieces round-out the MR PORTER and Roger Dubuis offer:
Three timepieces from the Roger Dubuis and Pirelli collection, including the Excalibur Spider Pirelli Automatic Skeleton in orange, red and blue accent colours. Of note, each colour matches the Pirelli tyre compounds of an iconic race. This unique partnership is famous for inserting motorsport winning tyre rubber into every watch strap; each reference is limited to 88 timepieces available globally.
Excalibur Automatic Skeleton pink-gold timepiece with a calf strap, alongside Excalibur Automatic Skeleton timepiece titanium black DLC and Excalibur Skeleton Flying Tourbillon Carbon SMC with a rubber strap.
“Incredible watches deserve a special place. Roger Dubuis and MR PORTER share the taste of boldness to offer original style to the most avant-gardists customers. We are convinced that our highly complicated and rare timepieces have found the perfect place to express our roaring product story telling. For this special occasion, we offer for the first time a unique Excalibur Aventador S timepiece, and the owner of the piece will be invited to live a Raging Mechanics experience in Geneva, mixing the supercar and the high-end horology worlds.”
Ms Dorothée Henrio, International Marketing Director, Roger Dubuis
“We’re thrilled to be launching with Roger Dubuis on MR PORTER. The maison’s forward-thinking design process, individuality within the industry, and its partnerships with both Pirelli and Lamborghini, creates a truly unique watch offering for our customers. We’re particularly fond of the Excalibur collection, which is highlighted by the ‘one-a-kind’ Aventador S timepiece and experience, available only at MR PORTER.”
Mr Toby Bateman, Managing Director, MR PORTER
Roger Dubuis has been at the forefront of contemporary Haute Horlogerie since 1995. Its audacious creations, firmly anchored in the 21st century, embody substantial expertise expressed through the finest watchmaking mechanisms combined with powerful and daring designs. Boldness and extravagance are the brand’s signatures, and determination its driving force.
The Roger Dubuis Excalibur and Velvet collections are distributed worldwide through an exclusive sales network and boutiques. The quest for excellence, the long search for the right gesture, as well as the development of unique skills are all defining characteristics of the Geneva-based Swiss Maison.
About MR PORTER
Since launching in February 2011, MR PORTER has established itself as the award-winning global retail and content destination for men’s style, with an unparalleled product offering from the world’s best menswear and lifestyle brands, including own labels Mr P. and Kingsman. MR PORTER publishes unmatched content through its weekly shoppable digital magazine, The Journal, its bimonthly newspaper, The MR PORTER Post, and its bite-sized, several-times-a-day digital news source, The Daily. MR PORTER offers express worldwide shipping to more than 170 countries, including same-day delivery to New York and London, and provides a seamless shopping experience across mobile, tablet, and desktop, with easy returns and multi-lingual customer care and personal-shopping teams who are available 24/7, 365 days a year.