Hublot, one of the most hyped watchmakers on the market today and Ferrari, one of the most distinctive car manufacturers, have collaborated as early as 2011. The goal was to create timepieces which would combine the philosophy of both brands – first of all the constant quest for innovation, excellence and performance. The result are bold, flamboyand and masculine watches, taking inspiration from the innovative volumes and iconic design of the most recent Ferrari models. Now, let’s look at the new Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Unico.
The new design combines Hublot’s cutting-edge ideas and Ferrari’s design language. The silhouette and proportions highlight the new architecture of the Big Bang Ferrari, featuring functional yet stylish details. Forming a perfect balance between volumes and slender, functional forms, the contours of the bezel have ben redesigned with countersunk notches for the 6 screws.
The elongated push-buttons are fixed to a rotating staff like the pedals on a car.
The minute counter and date window at 3 o’clock are designed like a car tachometer and the style of the date is inspired by a Ferrari speed dial. The Prancing Horse logo features at 6 o’clock and the seconds counter at 9 o’clock is in the shape of an air extractor. The hour and minute hands have been completely redesigned and offer improved readability on the new Big Bang Ferrari Unico. Also, the numerals are now different. Instead of being positioned horizontally, the numerals are now positioned in line with the indices, which seem to float above the dial.
All watches are equipped with a Unico movement – the Hublot Manufacture movement that integrates a flyback chronograph 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 black PVD and can be seen through the dial and sapphire case-back.
All Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Unico measure 45 millimeters in diameter and are water-resistant up to 10 atm; but they differ regarding the used materials. The watches are made of either titanium, King Gold or carbon and all versions are limited editions. Of the Big Bang Ferrari Unico in titanium will be 1.000 pieces available, of the King Gold and carbon one 500 pieces each.
All watches feature a strap made from black alcantara on black rubber, with red over-stitching in the style of Ferrari upholstery or in black leather in reference to the iconic design of Ferrari seats.