First Drive: BMW’s New 5 Series Lets You Actually Steer With Your Eyeballs

Along with the innovative tech, the new four-door is also more agile than others in the category.

By Angus Mackenzie 08/11/2023

As a sign of the times, for the first media test-drives of its eighth-generation 5 Series sedan, BMW presented just two models, both electric-powered vehicles. That doesn’t mean the new model line is EV only—when the car goes on sale, the lineup will also include variants powered by mild-hybrid internal-combustion engines. And enthusiasts need not panic: A muscular M5 is also coming.

The new 5 Series also takes BMW’s “ultimate driving machine” schtick in a startling new direction. An available adaptive cruise-control system allows you to steer the car from lane to lane on the freeway using only your eyeballs. Yes, you read that right: The 5 Series can be ordered with steer-by-eyeball technology. We’ll explain in a moment.

The 2024 BMW i5 eDrive40.
The 2024 BMW i5 eDrive40.

But first, the focus on electric power as the headline technology of the new 5 Series shows how serious BMW is taking the transition to EVs. Not that you’d immediately think so, as the i5 eDrive40 and the i5 M60 look just like contemporary internal-combustion-engined BMWs: Chiselled, athletic four-doors with big wheels and tires, a greenhouse with a Hofmeister-kinked C-pillar, and a grimacing kidney grille that looks ready to chomp slow-moving Toyotas. No aero-blob sheet metal here.

That’s because the new 5 Series has been designed from the ground up to accommodate mild-hybrid internal-combustion-engine power trains as well as plug-in-hybrid configurations. This, of course, is all in addition to full battery-electric versions. Such an approach allows BMW to build all three variants on the same production line, and to adjust the mix between power-train production to suit market demand.

The interior of the 2024 BMW i5 eDrive40.
The interior features a curved display screen, which incorporates a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel and a 14.9-inch touchscreen above the centre console.

Usually, the risk of this convergence-platform strategy is that the inevitable engineering compromises involved result in a car that is competent at everything, but outstanding at nothing. However, the i5 eDrive40 and i5 M60 prove that if your engineers are good enough, it’s a risk worth taking. They might look like regular BMWs, but they are also impressive EVs.

The new 5 Series is slightly larger all round than its predecessor. Overall length has increased by 3.4 inches to 199.2 inches, width by 1.3 inches to 74.8 inches, and height by 1.4 inches to 59.6 inches. And the wheelbase has been stretched by 0.8 inches to 117.9 inches. Inside is an all-new interior that features a curved display screen which incorporates a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel behind the steering wheel, and a 14.9-inch touchscreen above the centre console.

The screens are powered by the new BMW Operating System 8.5, which not only improves operational speed and graphics quality, but also allows functions such as video streaming and gaming courtesy of an app from gaming platform AirConsole that allows occupants to use their smartphones as controllers and can host multiple players.

The 2024 BMW i5 eDrive40.

Both the i5 eDrive40, the entry-level EV model, and the sport-oriented i5 M60 have a battery with a total useable capacity of 81.2 kWh. Unlike the wide and flat battery packs that sit under the floor of so-called skateboard-platform EVs, the BMW battery fills some of the space in the transmission tunnel and the void ahead of the rear wheels left by the absent gas tank. This all gives the car a much thinner under-floor section. That translates to giving the i5 a lower seating position than most skateboard-platform EVs.

The i5 eDrive40 has a single e-motor mounted at the rear axle, driving the rear wheels. It produces 335 hp and 542 Nm of torque, though a paddle on the left-hand side of the steering wheel bumps that to 430 Nm by activating the Sport Boost or Launch Control functions. BMW claims the i5 eDrive40 will accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 120mph.

The i5 M60 adds an e-motor to the front axle to create an all-wheel-drive power train with a punch comprising 593 hp and 794 Nm of torque, or 820 Nm with Sport Boost or Launch Control activated. That’s enough to hurl this 2,380-kg sedan from zero to 100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds, and to an electronically limited top speed of 230 km/h on summer tires, or 210 km/h on all-season rubber. The M60 also comes with the BMW M Sport Package, which includes M Sport brakes with red or blue painted calipers, plus Adaptive M Suspension Pro, which includes rear-wheel steering, along with standard heated front seats and a Bowers & Wilkins sound system.

The 2024 BMW i5 M60.
The 2024 BMW i5 M60

Both versions of the i5 are as smooth to drive as you’d expect of an EV, surging away from a standstill the moment you squeeze the accelerator pedal. But what impresses most is how remarkably well-suppressed the noise is, especially from the suspension and tires, and how well both cars ride, even in Sport mode. What makes the overall refinement of the i5 even more noteworthy is that our testers were fitted with the optional, top spec 21-inch wheels and low-profile Continental Eco Contact 6Q tires. The lower seating position also means the i5 feels more agile through the turns than its skateboard-platformed rival, the Mercedes-Benz EQE.

Of the two, the M60 is obviously the quickest on a fun road, darting out of corners as the dual-motor power train modulates the front-to-rear torque split for maximum traction. And though it has rear-wheel steering, you’re never aware of it snapping the tail around on slower turns as in some other cars with rear-steer; all you sense is great turn-in response with terrific front-end grip.

The 2024 BMW i5 M60.
The i5 M60 adds an e-motor to the front axle to create an all-wheel-drive power train

Priced from $99,900, the eDrive40 costs $28,300 less than the M60. But it feels every bit as smooth and refined on the road, courtesy of the standard air suspension at the rear, and shocks that automatically adapt their damping rates in direct relation to spring travel. And without power going through the front wheels, it also has slightly cleaner, more communicative steering than the M60.

The eDrive40 flows beautifully down a winding road and is almost as quiet on the highway as the ultra-luxe i7 electric limo. And with the same size battery as in the M60, powering just one e-motor in a car that’s 150 kg lighter, the eDrive40 is claimed to travel 15 percent further on a single charge.

The interior of the 2024 BMW i5 M60.
The screens are powered by the new BMW Operating System 8.5, which not only improves operational speed and graphics quality, but also allows functions such as video streaming and gaming.

Speaking of which, the peak charging rate of 205 kW means the i5’s battery can be boosted from 10 percent to 80 percent in just 30 minutes when the car is hooked up to a fast charger. And first-time owners will receive two years of complimentary 30-minute charging sessions at Electrify America DC fast-charging locations.

One gripe: Unlike many other EVs, the i5 does not allow easy manual adjustment of lift-off regenerative-braking levels; you must go into a menu on the touch screen to choose between high, medium, or low recuperation levels. The car’s default setting is an adaptive recuperation mode that can use navigation data and information from sensors of the driver-assistance systems to adjust how much power is recuperated at any given time.

The 2024 BMW i5 M60.
A 5,247-pound sedan, the i5 M60 can hit zero to 100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds on its way to an electronically limited top speed of 230 km/h on summer tires.

Steer-by-eyeball? Yes, it’s real, and a genuinely clever piece of lateral thinking. Part of the Driving Assistance Professional package—that’s available as an option across the new 5 Series range, and called Highway Assistant—the system uses cameras to ensure your eyes are looking ahead at the road when the adaptive cruise-control system is engaged. The logic here is simple: If it knows you’re looking at the road ahead, there’s no need for your hands to be on the steering wheel for the BMW to know you’re paying attention when its Level 2+ autonomous-driving systems are active.

Take your eyes off the road to, say, stare at your cell phone or scroll through menus on the central touchscreen, or turn your face away to look out the side window or at another passenger, and you’ll get a series of warnings before the system deactivates and forces you to take over the driving chores. Keep looking ahead and you can drive hands-free on a freeway at speeds up to 137 km/h for as long as you want, the car turning, braking, and accelerating automatically in the traffic in response to data streaming through its suite of high-precision long-range radar sensors and eight-megapixel cameras.

When activated, the i5’s Level 2+ autonomous drive systems allow you to navigate select highways without using your hands, as long as you keep looking at the road ahead.

Now, here’s the clever bit. As in other cars with advanced Level 2+ autonomous drive systems, the BMW 5 Series can figure out whether it’s safe to change lanes to the left or to the right and will let you know when the maneuver can be made. Unlike other cars, though, you don’t have to touch the steering wheel or tap the turn-signal stalk to make it happen. Instead, you just look to the left or right at the exterior rearview mirror you would normally check before making a lane change, and the BMW will activate the correct turn-signal move all by itself. It sounds disconcerting. But after only a couple of minutes it becomes as natural as breathing. Relaxing and easy to use, Highway Assistant is a game changer.

The electric-powered i5 models will be joined by the mild-hybrid, internal-combustion-powered 530i and 530i xDrive variants. These models are powered by BMW’s 2.0-litre TwinPower turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 255 hp and 400 Nm of torque. The rear-drive 530i will accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 5.9 seconds, while the xDrive’s all-wheel-drive traction gets it to 100 km/h from standstill in 5.8 seconds.

The 2024 BMW i5 M60.
The peak charging rate of 205 kW means the i5’s battery can be boosted from 10 percent to 80 percent in just 30 minutes

The 5 Series lineup will be later expanded to include the 540i xDrive, which goes into production this month and features a more powerful iteration of BMW’s 3.0-litre, turbocharged inline-six engine under the hood and an e-motor mounted between the engine and the eight-speed transmission. Total system output is 381 hp and 540 Nm of torque, which will enable the 540i xDrive to hit 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds.

BMW execs won’t reveal any details on the forthcoming M5, other than to hint that it will be a plug-in hybrid like its arch-rival, the Mercedes-AMG E63. That suggests it will have the 3.0-litre six under the hood supported by powerful e-motors that will deliver a total system output of about 700 hp. Oh, and European customers will be able to buy a wagon version.


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Rafael Nadal and Richard Mille Just Dropped Another Watch Collab. Here’s Every One They’ve Made Together.

The duo has launched 11 models in less than 15 years, including the brand new RM 27-05 Flying Tourbillon.

By Cait Bazemore 30/05/2024

Rafael Nadal really needs no introduction. He’s arguably one of the best tennis players of all time, notching 22 Grand Slam men’s singles titles, including a record 14 French Open titles. Thanks to 81 consecutive wins on clay (the longest single-surface win streak in the Open Era), he’s more than earned his unofficial title as the King of Clay. His first major title came in 2005, and for more than 15 years, he never slowed down, clenching yet another French Open win in 2022. However, the tides turned for the star player last year when injury knocked him out of the second round of the Australian Open at the start of the 2023 season. As a result, he exited the Top 10 for the first time since 2005 and later declined to enter the French Open. After a year of recovery, the beloved Spanish player announced his triumphant return to the ATP tour at the end of 2023. However, after withdrawing from the season’s first major, the Australian Open, and losing in the first round at the French Open to Alexander Zverev, it looks like it may be Nadal’s final season before retirement.

Watches and tennis have long gone hand in hand ever since Rolex became the official timekeeper of Wimbledon back in 1978. Since then, countless players have landed partnerships with watchmakers or served as brand ambassadors. If you look closely, you’ll often notice one of the first things that players do upon exiting the court is strap on their favorite timepiece. But Nadal is one of the few pros who actually wears his watch during the match. Most timekeepers aren’t fit to withstand the force of a tennis swing, but Nadal teamed up with one of the few brands able to deliver a truly performance-driven timepiece that’s up for the challenge, Richard Mille. The duo has been developing watches together since 2010, resulting in 11 exceptional models including their latest collaboration, the RM 27-05 Flying Tourbillon, which just dropped over Memorial Day weekend. Here, we take a deeper look at the evolution of Nadal and Richard Mille’s partnership and the wild watches they’ve created.

Richard Mille

Richard Mille

Richard Mille created its debut model for Nadal in 2010 with the RM 027. This tourbillon thoughtfully optimizes both form and function for the court. It features a carbon composite case and flexible polycarbonate strap, keeping it ultra-lightweight. However, the real genius comes in the design of the movement, which is made of titanium and a unique alloy called LITAL. The combination of materials from the inside out results in a timepiece weighing less than 20 grams, including the strap, making it the lightest watch ever produced at the time.

Richard Mille

A year later, the duo switched things up with the launch of the RM 035. While the model lacks the tourbillon functionality, it’s anything but a simple timepiece. The initial RM 035 features a skeletonized dial with a similar lightweight build, this time thanks to a magnesium and aluminum alloy. In addition, it marked the first Richard Mille Chronofiable-certified timepiece, representing a new milestone in the quest for long-lasting performance under extreme conditions.

Richard Mille

We wouldn’t see the next collaboration for another two years. In 2013, the pair unveiled the second generation of the RM 027, and somehow, they managed to make it even lighter than the original, now weighing just 18.83 grams. In addition, the RM 27-01 features a new system that can withstand up to 5000 Gs of force.

Richard Mille

In 2014, Nadal and Richard Mille released the second generation of the RM 035. This model features more subtle updates from the original, with a more ornate case and dial design. Here you’ll note pops of Rafa’s signature colors, red and yellow, as an homage to the Spanish flag. In addition, the RM 35-01 gets an upgraded movement, replacing the original caliber RMUL1 with the RMUL3. The RMUL3 offers a slightly more lightweight build (a mere 4 grams down from 4.3 grams) and a power reserve of 55-hours provided by a double-barrel system.

Richard Mille

The following year, we got the next generation of the model that started it all. With the RM 27-02, the pair continued upping the ante on bolder styling with a red-clay colored strap. However, the major headline for the RM 27-02 was the introduction of the very first skeletonized baseplate known as the “unibody.” The idea is that the case and baseplate are fused into a single piece, resulting in greater impact resistance on the court.

Richard Mille

In 2016, Nadal and Richard Mille went back to developing the RM 035 line with the next evolution: the RM 35-02. The model comes in two variations, one in more classic black and one in bright red. The red iteration marked a major departure to the lineup, not only in its color scheme but also in its functionality. For the first time, we see an automatic caliber powering the model.

Richard Mille

A year later, the pair announced not one, not two, but three new additions within their partnership. The first was the fourth generation of the RM 027. With the RM 27-03, we see the loudest model yet in terms of styling with an attention-commanding yellow and red case and strap. The boldness of the model continues through its technical achievements thanks to a totally new tourbillon movement that can withstand shocks of up to 10,000 Gs, which marked an industry first.

Richard Mille

In addition to the RM 27-03, 2017 ushered in two models exclusively for the American market, perhaps in response to Nadal notching his third U.S. Open title that year. The RM 035 Black Toro and RM 035 Gold Toro both nod to another one of the player’s nicknames, “The Bull.” Stylistically, the Black Toro pays homage to the design of the original RM 035 with the upgrade of the new automatic caliber RMAL1 found in the RM 35-02. As the name suggests, the Gold Toro offers a new aesthetic to the lineup with an 18-karat rose gold case.

Richard Mille

The introduction of the RM 27-04 in 2020 marked the 10-year anniversary of Nadal’s partnership with Richard Mille. For the occasion, the duo debuted a brand new case material called TitaCarb, a carbon fiber reinforced polyamide with the strength of steel while remaining far more lightweight. The resulting design was totally unique with a dial featuring metal mesh “strings” reminiscent of those of a tennis racket. The RM 27-04 also boasts upgraded functionality with a new caliber able to absorb 12,000 Gs in shock.

Richard Mille

In December 2023, on the heels of Rafa’s announcement to return to the game, Richard Mille unveiled its next model for the King of Clay’s comeback: the RM 35-03. The all-new timepiece is available in three versions: one in blue Quartz TPT with a white Quartz TPT caseband, one in white Quartz TPT and Carbon TPT with a Carbon TPT caseband, and one in full Carbon TPT. Of course, the RM 35-03 also showcases new technical achievements with a butterfly rotor that allows the wearer to directly interact with the rotor’s geometry, controlling the movement’s winding speed based on lifestyle and activity levels.

This article was originally featured in Robb Report

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How To Make the Ultimate Hangover Cure

Is this the ultimate cocktail to know by heart?

By Belinda Aucott-christie 29/05/2024

The Savoy in London, a beacon of luxury and opulence, holds a significant place in British history as the nation’s first luxury hotel. It was a haven where the affluent sought to experience a taste of royalty. Interestingly, it was within these grand walls that the alleged liquid remedy for hangovers, The Corpse Reviver, was born.


Due to its medicinal qualities, this cocktail has passed into drinking folklore, making its recipe a right of passage for any lush.

The Corpse Reviver is aptly named for its life-affirming qualities and claimed ability to knock a hangover on the head.

It’s reassuring to know that the dreaded hangover was such a cause of social consternation in the late 1940s, that it demanded a creative response from Savoy’s hotel bar staff. We’ll drink to that.

Adding to the Corpse Reviver’s allure is the mystery surrounding its creation. Was it the ingenious work of Savoy bartender Johnny Johnson or the creative genius of Joe Gilmore? The exact timeline of its inception between 1948 and 1954 remains a tantalising enigma. 

It’s a zesty, slightly sour hangover cure with a cheeky touch of absinthe shining through. If your hangover is very bad, add a little more syrup to the mix.

To make, take a cocktail shaker and add equal parts dry gin, triple sec, lemon juice, and Lillet Blanc (3/4 of a shot each). 

Add a tiny dash of sugar syrup and absinthe, shake all ingredients with ice until very cold, strain and pour into a chilled coupe.

Garnish with a chic lemon twist and say cheerio to your hangover. 

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ThirdHome Arrives Down Under

The global home-swap club targeting Australia’s millionaires.

By Belinda Aucott 24/05/2024

Wayne Shealy made his name developing resorts from New England to the Caribbean, and shifting more than $3 billion in luxury real estate. In 2010 he started ThirdHome to let luxury homeowners leverage the empty parts of properties in their portfolio to enjoy better holidays. Billed as an exclusive community of ‘neighbours’, ThirdHome now facilitates swapping second and third homes for the super-wealthy.

Wade Shealy, CEO and Founder of ThirdHome, a luxury home-swapping membership program. THIRDHOME

While the glamorous international portfolio spans illustrious private residences, including castles, ranches and chalets, it has been extended to private islands, pieds-à-terre, safari camps, wineries, boutique hotels and yachts.

Turin Castle in Forfar, Scotland. THIRDHOME

Purpose-built for people who own at least two residences and have homes to spare valued at over $2 million, all applicants are vetted and assessed, before being allowed to join. With a global portfolio across 100 countries and 2500 destinations, Shealy is now focusing on Australia.

“We’re super excited for the next chapter of our Australian journey,” Shealy says, from his horse farm outside Nashville in Franklin, Tennessee. 

“We know there’s an extremely healthy appetite for Australians with second homes wanting to become members, who love to travel and want to enjoy exclusive access to the world’s more exceptional stays for a fraction of the price,” he says of his motivation for extending the network Down Under.  He notes that by cleverly utilising the downtime in their own homes, they can fund extravagant trips they may have never dreamt possible. Doing so in a gated community that values trust and respect.

Château De Vézins in Loire Valley, France. THIRDHOME

The spirit of sharing drives the sservice, with ThirdHome members acquiring points in the system each time they open their doors to others. This makes it a self-regulating community backed by solid technology and vigilant management that keeps applicants A-grade.

“Our members are house proud and guest proud,” he adds. “They want the guests to have a great experience.”

Learn more about membership and the rules of engagement here

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Art for Investment

A new private gallery in Sydney helps collectors enter the secondary market.

By Belinda Aucott-christie 24/05/2024

When Art Basel opens next month in Switzerland, it will do so with fresh power under its wings. In 2022 the global art market totalled $67.8 billion, showing 3 percent year-on-year growth*. This year, art topped Knight Frank’s Luxury Investment Index, with prices rising by 11 percent over 2023. According to most reports, art is now a positively appreciating asset class. By comparison, the values of rare whisky, classic cars, handbags, and furniture fell.

This raises the question of how to invest wisely in art and ensure the sound provenance of your investment. Jesse Jack De Deyne and Boris Cornelissen from A Secondary Eye are here to help art collectors. Conceived as a private gallery with rotating exhibitions, the space is designed to help serious investors confidently buy and sell.

“We offer access to some of the finest works entering the secondary market in Australia and operate with a stringent provenance framework in place,” says Jess Jack De Deyne from the company’s top-floor space overlooking leafy Queen Street in Sydney’s Woollahra.

De Deyne and Cornelissen opened in May with a presentation of rare works by Rover Thomas, the late East Kimberly artist who represented Australia at the 1990 Venice Biennale.

Rover Thomas, Desert Meeting Place, 1994 natural earth pigments on canvas.

De Deyne specialises in Indigenous Australian art and comes to Sydney with a background as a Director in an Aboriginal Arts Centre and working for a leading auction house. Cornelissen is a former contemporary art specialist from Sotheby’s in London and Hong Kong.

“We are most effective when a prospective client comes to us with a specific artwork in mind,” explains De Deyne. “They may have recently been to Canberra to visit the highly regarded exhibition of Emily Kame Kngwarreye at the National Gallery of Australia and there is a specific period of the artist that they are drawn to. Through our contacts, we may be able to help source available related works that would not necessarily appear at auction.” 

Though A Secondary Eye was founded in 2020 in Brisbane, De Denye says the larger pool of collectors drew them down to Sydney. The new gallery’s private aspect seems to be a key selling point for the duo, who prize discretion and private sales. 

Rover Thomas, Lake Argyle, 1994 natural earth pigments on canvas

“Whereas auctions are publicly advertised, a private dealer can offer a work discreetly to a handful of clients without over-exposing it. And we can also present works in a more considered way through curated, high-quality exhibitions that tell the story of each work.”

While some may be intimidated by entering the art market, these art dealers say exposure to the art world is key to unlocking its potential. “Take the time to attend art fairs, exhibitions and auction viewings. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and ask for advice. With time and experience, you will learn what you are drawn to and how the offered prices sit relative to other works in the market.”

In an art world overflowing with rules, customs, and jargon, De Deyne is quick to clarify the key difference between dealers and advisers for newbies. 

“An art dealer helps collectors buy and sell artworks and therefore has a commercial incentive in selling a work. The best art advisors work independently, often on a retainer, and don’t profit from the transaction, which means they can give their clients honest advice. 

De Deyne and Cornelissen are well-placed to help people get a foot in the market, no matter how experienced they are. Ultimately, they preach to the choir, appealing most to fine art collectors searching for a specific work. 

“We work in a niche area and ultimately attract people who share our interests. Art collectors, particularly on the secondary market, often follow the art, rather than the person selling it.”

Follow A Secondary Eye here for future exhibitions. 

*According to the 2023 Art Market 2023, authored by Dr. Clare McAndrew, Founder of Arts Economics and published by Art Basel in partnership with UBS

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Watch of the Week: Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Flyback Chronograph

Roger Dubuis unveils its innovative chronograph collection in Australia for the very first time.

By Josh Bozin 21/05/2024

When avant-garde Swiss watchmaker Roger Dubuis revealed its highly anticipated Chronograph Collection halfway through 2023, it was a testament to its haute horology department in creating such a technical marvel for everyday use. Long at the forefront of cutting-edge design and technological excellence, Roger Dubuis (pronounced Ro-ger Du-BWEE) is no stranger to such acclaim.

Now, fans down under will finally get a taste of the collection that made headlines, with the official Australian unveiling of its Chronograph Collection. Representing precision engineering, extraordinary craftsmanship, and audacious design, this collection, now in its fifth generation, continues to redefine the chronograph category.

Roger Dubuis Australia welcomes the Excalibur Spider Collection to the market, featuring the exquisite Excalibur Spider Flyback Chronograph, as well as the Excalibur Spider Revuelto Flyback Chronograph (a timepiece made in partnership with Lamborghini Squadra Corse). Each model speaks at lengths to the future of ‘Hyper Horology’—watchmaking, as Roger Dubuis puts it, that pushes the boundaries of traditional watchmaking.

Roger Dubuis

“Roger Dubuis proposes a unique blend of contemporary design and haute horlogerie and the Excalibur Spider Flyback Chronograph is the perfect illustration of this craft,” says Sadry Keiser, Chief Marketing Officer. “For its design, we took inspiration from the MonovortexTM Split-Seconds Chronograph, while we decided to power the timepiece with an iconic complication, the flyback chronograph, also marking its come back in the Maison’s collections.”

The Excalibur Spider Flyback Chronograph is bold and flashy—a chronograph made to be seen, especially at its 45mm size. But Roger Dubuis wouldn’t have it any other way. The supercar-inspired watch is certainly captivating in the flesh. Its multi-dimensional design reveals different layers of technical genius as you spend time with it: from its case crafted from lightweight carbon to its hyper-resistant ceramic bezel, black DLC titanium crown, open case back with sapphire crystal, and elegant rubber strap to tie the watch together, it’s a sporty yet incredibly refined timepiece.

The new RD780 chronograph calibre powers the chronograph, a movement fully integrated with two patents: one linked to the second hand of the chronograph and the other to the display of the minute counter. The chronograph also features a flyback function.

The complete set is now available at the Sydney Boutique for those wishing to see the Roger Dubuis Chronograph Collection firsthand.




Model: Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Flyback Chronograph
Diameter: 45mm
Material: C-SMC Carbon case
Water resistance: 100m

Movement: RD780 calibre
Complication: Chronograph, date
Functions: hours, minutes, and central seconds
Power reserve: 72 hours

Bracelet: Black rubber strap

Availability: upon request
Price: $150,000

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