Thursday, March 19, 2015

Hublot - Big Bang Ferrari Black Ceramic & Big Bang Ferrari Grey Ceramic

Following the launch of the first two watches, the Big Bang Titanium and the Big Bang Magic Gold in 2012, the famous MP-05 LaFerrari – the only watch in the world with a 50-day power reserve – three Big Bang models in 2013, three Big Bang models in 2014, two new Big Bang Ferrari "racing" versions have now been unveiled.

In 2015, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Big Bang, Hublot is unveiling two new models developed with Ferrari: the first is the aptly named Big Bang Ferrari Black Ceramic, which is adorned with details in Ferrari's legendary red colour; the second is the Big Bang Ferrari Grey Ceramic, inspired by the historic NART (North America Racing Team) livery.
Constructed on a 45 mm diameter chassis in black or grey ceramic, the sporty design of the new Big Bang Ferrari models is enhanced by a profiled aerodynamic dial through which the depths of the movement can be glimpsed. The UNICO manufacture movement is dominated by the unique and distinctive Ferrari grille – a blackened criss-cross mesh which clearly reveals the main plates and bridges of the movement.
The dial features an appliqué of the iconic prancing horse at 9 o'clock, while the minute counter and date window appear at 3 o'clock in the colours of the Ferrari shield. The predominant colour on the strap also reflects the aesthetic of the dial, with indices and hands featuring a rhodium-plated finish for the grey ceramic and red varnish for the black ceramic. Recalling the distinctive codes of the five-spoke Ferrari wheels, the oscillating weight is visible beneath the transparent sapphire case-back.
The case middle incorporates elongated push-buttons in titanium and rubber, fixed to a rotating staff like the pedals of a car. The leather strap features a red or grey livery with "striping" reminiscent of that found on racing cars. It is equipped with the innovative "One click" attachment system inspired by car seat belts, making it easily interchangeable. Clearly displaying its affiliation with the automotive world, the new Big Bang Ferrari is available in two versions – black or grey ceramic –each numbering 250 pieces. They both have a 72-hour power reserve.
Technical details
References
401.CX.1123.VR (BIG BANG FERRARI Black ceramic) - Limited edition of 250 pieces
401.FX.1123.VR (BIG BANG FERRARI Grey ceramic) - Limited edition of 250 pieces

Case
Diameter 45 mm, made from black or grey ceramic
Bezel: Black or grey ceramic ; 6 H-shaped black PVD titanium screws, countersunk, polished & locked (Black ceramic) or 6 H-shaped titanium screws, countersunk, polished & locked (Grey ceramic)
Crystal: Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective coating
Bezel lugs: Black composite resin
Lateral inserts: Black composite resin
Crown: Circular satin-finished titanium with over-moulded black rubber (Grey ceramic) or Polished black PVD titanium with over-moulded black rubber (Black ceramic)
Push-pieces: Push-piece at 2 o'clock: Polished black PVD titanium with black rubber insert (Black ceramic) or Satin-finished titanium, black rubber insert (Grey ceramic); Push-piece at 4 o'clock: Satin-finished titanium, engraved Ferrari logo filled with red lacquer (Grey ceramic) or Polished black PVD titanium, engraved Ferrari logo filled with red lacquer (Black ceramic)
Case-back: Polished micro-blasted black ceramic or polished micro-blasted grey ceramic; Sapphire crystal with interior anti-reflective treatment
Water resistance: 10 ATM, i.e. approx. 100 metres

Dial
Base plate, blackened criss-cross mesh inspired by Ferrari grilles
Polished rhodium-plated Ferrari prancing horse appliqué
Satin-finished rhodium-plated indices on the grey ceramic version or red varnish on the black ceramic version

Hands
Hour and minute hands, satin-finished, rhodium-plated, white Super Luminova™
Counter hand, matt black varnish on the head, Ferrari red varnished point
Chronograph hand, satin-finished, rhodium-plated, Ferrari red varnished point, White Super Luminova™ (Grey ceramic)
Hour and minute hands, satin-finished, black coated, red SuperLuminova™
Counter hand, matt black varnish on the head, Ferrari red varnished point
Chronograph hand, satin-finished, black coated, Ferrari red varnished point, White Super Luminova™ (Black ceramic)

Movement
HUB 1241 Unico movement, developed and manufactured in-house by Hublot, automatic flyback chronograph
Date: Yellow window at 3 o'clock
Oscillating weight: Satin-finished and micro-blasted black coating, imitating the shape of a wheel rim
Power reserve: Approximately 72 hours

Strap
Black rubber, Schedoni leather grey with black and white stripes, grey stitching (Grey ceramic)
Black rubber, red Schedoni leather with blue and white stripes red stitching (Black ceramic)

Clasp
Big Bang Titanium deployant buckle
Cap in satin-finished titanium
Decorative plate in satin-finished titanium
Engraved "HUBLOT" filled with matt black lacquer
Deployant with buttons in satin-finished titanium (Grey ceramic)
Black PVD satin-finished titanium Big Bang deployant buckle + ceramic plate
Cap in satin-finished black PVD titanium
Decorative plate in real polished ceramic
Engraved "HUBLOT" filled with matt pantone 485 red lacquer
Deployant with buttons in satin-finished black PVD titanium (Black ceramic)

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