Monday, March 27, 2017

Hublot Techframe Ferrari 70 Years Tourbillon Chronograph

Celebrating Ferrari's 70th anniversary, the Techframe Ferrari 70 years Tourbillon Chronograph opens a new chapter in the partnership that unites Hublot and the world famous super car manufacturer based in Italy. The Techframe Ferrari 70 Years is available in three versions — King Gold, PEEK Carbon, and Titanium — each of which is produced in 70 limited editions.
Created and designed by Ferrari, under the leadership of Head of Design Flavio Manzoni, the new Techframe Ferrari 70 Years Tourbillon Chronograph is like one of the super cars produced in Maranello. And with good reason: this watch was designed by Ferrari using the same creative processes as that used to develop a new sports car. The starting point for the designers was the Hublot movement—the “engine” of the watch—around which they freely designed a high performance chassis. Like that of a Ferrari, its lattice structure—that is unique in the world of watchmaking—offers maximum strength for minimal weight.
Thus, the black structure on the dial holds the chronograph counters and offers excellent legibility. The crown at 4 o'clock —raised by a black PVD Titanium insert decorated with the famous Prancing Horse—reduces the size of the watch to the greatest possible extent, and increases its aerodynamic look. Finally, the red push-button is strategically placed to facilitate its use—even when driving—and makes the design more ergonomic.
The Hublot manufacture took this design by Ferrari and applied its expertise in engineering, materials and watchmaking, to make these aesthetic and technical concepts feasible. The result is a chassis case with a modular construction of three components—skeleton middle, container, and back cover—that is true to the styling imaged by Ferrari.
Available in King Gold, Titanium versions, the new Techframe Ferrari 70 Years Tourbillon Chronograph is also offered in PEEK (Polyether Ether Ketone) Carbon, a multi-layer hypo-allergenic material—made from particularly long carbon fibres—that is extremely durable and reliable. This is not the only innovation: two lateral push-buttons make it easy to change the strap, whilst offering maximum security. As with all of the coloured components of this new Techframe, the two lateral push-buttons are made in the famous P485 Ferrari red.
The back cover of the case is engraved in black with "Limited Edition, No. XX/70", and the sapphire back is adorned with "Ferrari 70 Years”. This Tourbillon Chronograph is driven by a movement that was designed and developed by Hublot: the new HUB6311 calibre with manual winding—253 components — offers 5 days of power reserve. The single-button chronograph—one button for the start stop reset functions—that is considered as the best of the best by specialists, is handled by an original lever in Ferrari red anodised aluminium.
Treated with ruthenium anthracite, this finely tuned “engine” also stands out by its imposing tourbillon that is visible on the dial. Thanks to an ingenious construction principle, this innovative mechanism offers both the aesthetics of a flying tourbillon and the operational stability of a tourbillon with two pivot points. This double advantage is made possible by a sapphire crystal, which is practically invisible, placed above the cage that rotates once a minute and holds the upper part of the tourbillon using a bridge.
The Ferrari logo is clearly visible at the 9 o'clock position whilst the Hublot logo is at 5 o'clock. The sapphire dial reveals the cutting edge mechanics that it shelters, and an external raised section holds the timer. A matt black block designed by Ferrari, affixed to the sapphire holds a race-inspired twin half-second counter at 3 o'clock, the minutes counter at 11 o'clock and the column wheel at 1 o'clock—the brain controlling this sleek chronograph with tangential coupling. The highly technical interchangeable black rubber strap is fitted with a folding clasp with a cover in PVD titanium with a plate decorated with King Gold, PEEK carbon or titanium, with the Hublot logo.

Technical details
Model: TECHFRAME FERRARI 70 YEARS – TOURBILLON CHRONOGRAPH

References
408.NI.0123.RX (Titanium) – Limited to 70 pieces
408.OI.0123.RX (King Gold) – Limited to 70 pieces
408.QU.0123.RX (PEEK Carbon) – Limited to 70 pieces

Case
Skeleton in titanium, glossy micro-blasted (Titanium), King Gold, glossy micro-blasted (King Gold) or Unidirectional PEEK Carbon
Diameter: 45 mm
Thickness: 14.80 mm
Back: Titanium, glossy micro-blasted (Titanium) or King Gold, glossy micro-blasted (King Gold) or Black PVD Titanium, micro-blasted (PEEK Carbon); "LIMITED EDITION, No. XX/70" engraving in glossy black lacquer
Crystal: Sapphire crystal with internal and external anti-reflective treatment
Back cover crystal: Sapphire with internal anti-reflective treatment, adorned with "Ferrari 70 Years"
Screws: Black PVD Titanium H-screws (Titanium and King Gold) or Titanium
(PEEK Carbon), polished head, micro-blasted cavity and notches
Crown: Titanium, glossy micro-blasted (Titanium) or King Gold, glossy microblasted (King Gold) Black PVD Titanium, micro-blasted (PEEK Carbon); Insert in black PVD titanium with engraving of the Ferrari logo (Cavallino Rampante), indexed, double sealing system
Push-button: Lever in Red (Ferrari) anodised aluminium, micro-blasted ; Switch in black PVD Titanium, micro-blasted, polished head
Water resistance: 30 metres or 3 ATM

Dial
Sapphire, highlight in matt black varnish, counters in matt black varnish
Hands: Satin finished, Rhodium treated (Titanium and PEEK Carbon) or 5N Gold (King Gold) and white SuperLuminova®

Movement
HUB6311 - Manual winding Tourbillon Chronograph, developed and manufactured by Hublot
Number of components: 253
Frequency: 3 Hz (21’600 Al/h)
Power reserve: 115 hours

Strap
Smooth black rubber (interchangeable)
Folding clasp in Black PVD Titanium and Titanium or King Gold with Hublot logo filled with glossy black lacquer
Strap holding system: Support block in Titanium, glossy micro-blasted (Titanium), King Gold, glossy micro-blasted (King Gold) or in Black PVD Titanium, micro-blasted (PEEK Carbon); 2 push-buttons in Red Ferrari anodised aluminium, micro-blasted (Titanium and PEEK Carbon) or Black PVD Titanium, micro-blasted (King Gold)

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