HUBLOT – Big Bang Ferrari Magic Gold & Ferrari Titanium

by Admin on March 7, 2012

in Designer Watch Reviews, Exclusive Watch Reviews, Fashion Watch Reviews, Hublot, Latest Reviews, Product Information, Sports Watch Reviews

BIG BANG HUBLOT – FERRARI MAGIC GOLD & HUBLOT – FERRARI TITANIUM

The Big Bang Ferrari marks an evolution the iconic Big Bang design – the first since the watch was launched in 2005 – that fuses style and materials and mechanics in way that uniquely addresses the respective DNA of Hublot and Ferrari: innovation, performance, technology and exclusivity.

The Big Bang Ferrari sports a larger case (45.5 mm in diameter) with a cylindrical bezel that dramatically showcases the movement visible through the sapphire dial. An indexed crown (with Hublot’s ‘H’ logo automatically positioning itself to remain in line) features elongated push buttons, fixed along a rotating axis like the pedals in a car whilst carbon inserts give the case distinctive look.

The watch comes with two interchangeable straps with an innovative quick-change system inspired by the safety seatbelt mechanism. The tone on tone stitching is a nod to the signature upholstery craftsmanship typical of Ferrari

The minute counter, whose hands and indices recall a Ferrari dashboard, is positioned at 3 o’clock and complemented by date window in ‘Modena’ yellow. The legendary prancing horse is featured discreetly in relief at 9 o’clock.

The absence of superfluous accessories brings out the fusional and rational aspects of the Big Bang Ferrari’s unique design, a pure expression of the values that characterize the sports spirit of Ferrari and at the same time the inimitable Hublot style.

The UNICO movement can be compared to the best possible engine to power a racing car, and that it was selected, then designed and developed by Hublot to power the Big Bang Ferrari.

With no fewer than 330 components, oscillating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, the column wheel and dual horizontal coupling on the dial side appear in a new constellation reminiscent of Ferrari alloy wheel rims. The timepiece has a 72-hour power reserve, and is water resistant to 100 metres.

Finally, the Big Bang Ferrari incorporates Magic Gold, the product of extensive R&D unveiled barely three months ago. Magic Gold is scratch-resistant 18-carat gold.

The innovation and sophistication that went into the Big Bang Ferrari make it a new sign of recognition, different to the core from any watch presented before. This concept has even been extended to the presentation case for each watch – a true showcase inspired by an engine valve support, made from aluminium, with a built-in rotary system.

 

TECHNICAL DETAILS

References – 401.MX.0123.GR (BIG BANG FERRARI MAGIC GOLD) 500-piece limited edition
401.NX.0123.GR (BIG BANG FERRARI TITANIUM) 1000-piece limited edition

Case – Diameter 45.5 mm – polished Magic Gold or satin-finished Titanium

Bezel – Polished Magic Gold or satin-finished Titanium
6 H-shaped black PVD titanium screws, countersunk, polished & locked (Magic Gold).
6 H-shaped countersunk, polished & locked screws (Titanium)

Crystal – Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective coating

Bezel – lug Black composite resin

Lateral inserts – Black composite resin with carbon insert at 9 o’clock

Crown – Micro-blasted and polished black PVD titanium (Magic Gold)
Micro-blasted and polished titanium (Titanium)
Black rubber insert with Hublot logo

Push-buttons – Micro-blasted and polished black PVD titanium (Magic Gold)
Micro-blasted and polished titanium (Titanium)
Black rubber insert on the push-piece at 2 o’clock
Engraved Ferrari logo with red lacquer on the push-piece at 4 o’clock

Case-back – Micro-blasted and polished black PVD titanium
Sapphire crystal with interior anti-reflective treatment

Water resistance – 10 ATM, i.e. approx. 100 metres

Dial – Sapphire with white Hublot logo transfer
Rhodium-plated Ferrari prancing horse applique
Satin-finished rhodium-plated or 2N gold-plated indexes

Hands – Satin-finished rhodium-plated white SuperLuminova™ (Titanium)
Or 2N gold-plated black SuperLuminova™ (Magic Gold)
Minute counter hand with Ferrari red coating

Movement – HUB 1241 Unico movement, developed and manufactured in-house by Hublot, self-winding 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
Straps – Black rubber strap with central rubber decoration, alcantara and tone-on-tone stitching
Or black rubber, scedoni leather and tone-on-tone stitching

Clasp – Deployant buckle in satin-finished black PVD titanium with carbon insert (Titanium)
Or satin-finished titanium with carbon insert (Magic Gold)

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