The young swiss brand Hublot couldn’t miss attending the most important event of the year, presenting six new exclusive models, born from notable artists collaborations and Scuderia Ferrari, the most winning in Formula1’s history. Let’s see some of them together!
1929-2019: 90 years of Ferrari
Hublot decided to celebrate this important anniversary creating a brand-new model: the Big Bang Scuderia Ferrari 90° Anniversary.
For this prestigious event, under the direction of Ricardo Guadalupe, Hublot decided to stick to its novelty and vanguard ideals, producing three models (limited editions to 90 pieces), with different materials to represent various historic stages of the Maranello’s factory.
All three versions are presented in a 54mm case containing the UNICO movement, first flyback chronograph entirely developed and produced by Hublot, and a carboceramic bezel (a car related material) to denote an accurate attention to innovative materials research.
The first model is inspired to the Ferrari’s past and history
It is characterized by a platinum case, yellow details inside the dial and a punched leather strap with grey sewings and deployant buckle.
List price of 40.400 euro.
The present of Ferrari
The present is interpreted by Hublot as a 3D-carbon model, Nomex strap – synthetic fabric used in pilot’s fireproof suits – and red details. These details evoque a chromatic contrast that instantly reminds of a F1 monoseater.
Priced at 34 200 euro.
The last and most interesting version is the future oriented, not only for Ferrari but for the whole horological world.
This becomes clear looking at the transparent sapphire case, an innovative material that gives the whole watch a futuristic look. Extremely difficult to work, expresses the progress and continue researches Hublot and Ferrari are both involved into.
The watch comes with a Kevlar strap, also used in military related technologies, and black accents on the dial.
Price to public of 68.000 euro.
A little curiosity: 10 “boxes” containing all three watches will be available, the price hasn’t been released.
Dynamic lines and innovative design: Classic Fusion Ferrari GT
Entirely different from the Techframe released in 2017, this watch is dedicated to mechanics lovers. Therefore, a sapphire dial has been manufactured, allowing the amazing UNICO movement by Hublot to be visible.
With its elegant and refined style, this model is released in three limited editions: titanium case (1000 pieces), King Gold and 3D-carbon (both 500 pieces).
Let’s focus on the titanium bezel, known for its lightness and resistance, and on the rubber and Schedoni leather, the same used for the “Rampant Horse”’s cars (that appers at 12), but mainly on the 13.12mm thickness, very impressive for a flyback chronograph.
Available from 21.700€ for the titanium version, up to 38.300€ for the King Gold model.
Classic Fusion Orlinski: Art on the wrist
Developed in collaboration with the contemporary artist Richard Orlinski, these six models are literally “modelled” on a limited space; the bendings, dulls and faceting, typical of the French artist, are housed in a 40 mm in diameter and 11,1mm thickness case, realized in titanium or King Gold.
If you’d like to know more about this model, please stay tuned at ItalianWatchSpotter, we’ll soon publish a dedicated article….
Spirit of Big Bang Tourbillon: many news in a Hublot style
Born from research and developing, Hublot is releasing this model: a mechanics and precision concentrate, joined with a master use of the most innovative materials.
The 42mm tonneau case houses the HUB6020 caliber. Expressly developed for this shape and diameter, it can be seen through the sapphire dial.
If we look closer, it’s possible to notice the dials positioning, shifted to a new symmetry, dictated by the very well executed case and caliber fitting.
In the foreground, we can see the tourbillon, proudly remarking the brand’s craftsmanship and technical achievements.
Another remarkable feature is the “One-click” mechanism, allowing for a quick and safe strap change.
Two variants of this watch have been released (each limited to 1000 pieces): the first in a black carbon fiber case and striped black rubber strap, the second in carbon fiber with blue accents and color matching strap.
Black carbon ref.: 645.QN.1117.RX
Blue carbon ref.: 645.QL.7117.RX
Price: 93.500 euros.
Big Bang Sang Bleu II: the watch meets the tattoo
Designed in collaboration with the tattoo artist Maxime Plescia-Buchi, this piece represents an amazing marriage of shapes, geometries, corners and transparencies.
45mm King Gold or titanium case and an automatic UNICO movement with 72-hours power reserve build this haute horology piece.
Live on the wrist, even though the size doesn’t help, it’s really pleasing thanks to all its contrasts and plays composed by the hands.
Very enjoyable the chronograph hand, as long as the dial, contributing to the dial dynamism.
This is another example of a timepiece born not for its intended use, but to be a moving art piece.
Both versions are limited editions, the titanium priced at 24.800€ and the King Gold at 46.600€.
Pictures by Vincenzo Finizola (@enzofinizola.ph) for ItalianWatchSpotter
Translated by Lorenzo Spolaor (@itsdoc_oclock)