SWISS Haute Horology brand Hublot has always created models with a distinctive design and this holds true also for its collaboration with Ferrari, begun in 2011.
The Big Bang Ferrari collection is no exception.
This limited edition timepiece measures 45mm in diameter and is available in titanium (1,000 pieces), King Gold (500 pieces) and uni-directional carbon (500 pieces).
The Big Bang Ferrari has a Unico movement – the Hublot Manufacture movement that integrates a flyback chronograph (can be reset at any time – unique in the watchmaking industry) 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 a black PVD (physical vapour deposition) process, and can be seen through the dial and sapphire case-back.
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.
On the crown side, the case middle features a red line detail, recalling the iconic groove to the rear of the LaFerrari 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.
As for the case, 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.
Concerning the 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.
The Big Bang Ferrari takes inspiration from the innovative volumes and iconic design of the most recent Ferrari models.
Featuring highly functional yet stylish details, this new design combines Hublot’s cutting-edge ideas and Ferrari’s design language.
The see-through back of Big Bang Ferrari King Gold.
Big Bang Ferrari Carbon.