Thursday, November 24, 2016

Hublot Big Bang Ferrari - New Edition

The captivating story of Hublot’s Ferrari themed luxury watches began in 2011, when the luxury Swiss watch manufacture signed a partnership with the legendary sports car maker. Since then Hublot has been creating timepieces embodying the constant quest for innovation, excellence and performance which unites these two brands.

Now Hublot unveils a new edition of the Big Bang Ferrari collection. Taking inspiration from the innovative volumes and iconic design of the most recent Ferrari models, Ferrari and Hublot have redesigned the contours of the Big Bang Unico model.
This new design combines Hublot's cutting-edge ideas and Ferrari’s design language. The perfect silhouette and proportions highlight the new architecture of the Big Bang Ferrari, featuring highly functional yet stylish details.

Dial: The minute counter and date window at 3 o'clock are designed like a car tachometer and style of the date is inspired by a Ferrari speed dial. The Prancing Horse logo features discreetly at 6 o’clock. At 9 o'clock, the seconds counter is in the shape of an air extractor. The hour and minute hands, which have been completely redesigned, offer improved readability. Instead of being positioned horizontally, the numerals are now positioned in line with the indices, which seem to float above the dial, giving the whole piece a 3D look.
Case: Forming a subtle yet perfect balance between innovative volumes and slender, functional forms, the contours of the bezel have been redesigned with countersunk notches for the 6 screws; a more ergonomic form that protects the screws and looks as if taken directly from an integrated control unit.
On the crown side, the case middle features a red line detail, recalling the iconic groove to the rear of the La Ferrari model. The elongated push-buttons are fixed to a rotating staff like the pedals on a car. Marked with the Hublot logo, the crown has a much more integrated and ergonomic crown guard. It evokes the characteristic form of the TPE (Turbo Performance Engineer) set in the centre of the Ferrari dashboard. The other profile is inspired by the styling of Ferrari cars. The name “Ferrari” is emblazoned in bright red across the watch’s now iconic sandwich-like case construction.
Limited edition: Measuring 45 mm in diameter and available in titanium (1000 pieces), King Gold (500 pieces) and uni-directional carbon (500 pieces), the Big Bang Ferrari has a strap made from black alcantara on black rubber, with red over-stitching in the style of Ferrari upholstery or in black Schedoni leather in reference to the iconic design of Ferrari seats.
Movement: The Big Bang Ferrari is equipped with a Unico movement – the Hublot Manufacture movement that integrates a flyback chronograph with column wheel positioned on the dial side. The oscillating weight echoes the iconic star spoke design of the Ferrari wheel rims, while the main plate, bridges and oscillating weight are all treated with black PVD and can be seen through the dial and sapphire case-back.
Designed, developed, machined and assembled by the micro-mechanics, engineers and watchmakers at Hublot.Flyback chronograph (can be reset at any time – unique in the watchmaking industry), two push -buttons, with date indicator, mechanism with double clutch and "column wheel" visible on the dial side. The hour
counter is driven directly by the barrel and there is no jumper in the chronograph mechanism: this boos ts reliability and robustness. Its pallet fork and escapement wheel are fixed to a removable platform and made from silicon, whose lightness provides a guarantee of performance. 330 components. Frequency 4 Hz (28,800 Vib/h), 72-hour power reserve.

Technical details
Model; BIG BANG FERRARI

References
402. NX.0123.WR – 1000 pieces limited edition (Titanium)
402. OX.0138.WR – 500 pieces limited edition (King Gold)
402. QU.0113.WR – 500 pieces limited edition (Carbon)

Case
45 mm diameter in Titanium or 18K King Gold or Carbon
Bezel: Titanium, or King Gold or unidirectional Carbon
Crystal: Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective coating
Bezel lugs: Black and red composite resin
Lateral inserts: Black and red composite resin
Crown: Black PVD titanium, micro-blasted
Push-pieces: Black PVD titanium, micro-blasted
Case-back: Titanium or King Gold or black coated Titanium
Water resistance: 10 ATM, i.e. approx. 100 metres

Dial
Sapphire, Ferrari appliqué, rhodium–plated (Titanium) or 5N gold-plated
(King Gold) or rhodium-plated (Carbon)

Hands
Faceted polished, rhodium–plated, aluminum APS, micro-blasted, black nickel (Titanium)
Faceted polished, 5N Gold, aluminum APS, micro-blasted, black nickel (King Gold)
Faceted polished, black nickel, aluminum APS, micro-blasted, black nickel (Carbon)

Movement
Manufactured in-house by Hublot, automatic flyback chronograph with column wheel
Date: Sapphire disk, yellow window at 3 o'clock
Power reserve: Approximately 72 hours

Strap
Black Alcantara – red sewing – black rubber
Clasp: Satin-finished Titanium (Titanium) or black PVD Titanium and King Gold (King Gold) or black PVD Titanium and mat carbon (Carbon)

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