By combining two components which cannot be mixed – carbon and metal – Hublot is launching an exclusive bezel with a heterogeneous look. This is the first time a watch has featured this original composite with its innovative style. Following on from Magic Gold – Hublot’s scratch-resistant 18K gold watch – the Ferrari collection is now benefitting from the best solutions from Hublot’s R&D department. The two brands share the same vision in terms of their constant pursuit of performance, innovation and precursor materials.
The Big Bang Ferrari Carbon is the embodiment of exclusivity and sporting prowess, offering a fusion of high-quality and high-tech materials. It took the R&D department six months to structure the layers of materials which form the bi-material bezel and to obtain a regular incrustation of the metal in the carbon. The result is a carbon bezel incrusted with gold, or titanium, which reinforces the high-tech spirit of the Big Bang model. The properties of the composite’s materials complement each other in a fusion which marries beauty and innovation.
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 dual coupling 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 boosts 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.
The case – made from titanium or an exclusive King Gold alloy – features a special finish: a brilliant, micro-blasted coating for extra hardness and a silky metallic-effect appearance. The case middle incorporates elongated push-buttons, fixed to a rotating staff like the controls on a car. 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 Big Bang Ferrari Carbon is fitted with a Unico manufacture movement, available for the first time in an All Black version. Its black PVD-coated main plate, bridges and oscillating weight are visible through the dial and sapphire back. Each timepiece is paired with a “One click” leather strap, sewn onto grey rubber, featuring the signature stitching on Ferrari’s upholstery. The titanium version with a black strap is available as a 1000-piece limited edition; the King Gold version with a brown strap is available as a 500-piece limited edition.
Available for Hublot boutiques worldwide.