Pre-Basel 2015 - Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Limited Edition
2015 marks the 10th anniversary of the Big Bang collection, as well as the beginning of the 4th year of the successful partnership between Hublot and Ferrari. The last model in this line-up is the Hublot Big Bang Ferrari 305, that can be previewed HERE. With nearly one month to go before Baselworld 2015, Hublot unveils two new models from its Ferrari collection: the Big Bang Ferrari Black Ceramic and the Big Bang Ferrari Grey Ceramic. It is not always easy to extricate oneself among the many Ferrari limited editions Hublot has launched over the last 3 years (9 in total, including the amazing LaFerrari we reviewed in depth HERE), but the two timepieces Hublot has previewed ahead of Baselworld 2015, for the first time feature a grille that resembles the unmistakable Ferrari front grille, which lets you catch a glimpse of the UNICO movement, entirely conceived and made in-house.
The applied Arabic numerals, although reworked by the Hublot’s designers, recall the same digits you may find on a Ferrari’s rev counter (pictured above is the instrument panel of the last GT, the 488 GTB).
At 9, a distinctive trait of all the watches in the line-up, the Prancing Horse has been applied, while the minute counter has been placed at 3: they are both Flyback chronos (the column wheel is clearly visible at 6), and on the inside they have a small date window with a black digit on a yellow background (the original Ferrari’s color). These two timepieces have essentially the same layout, while featuring different color combinations: one has the classic Ferrari colors, the latter, the Grey Ceramic, resembles the NART, the renowned racing team founded in 1958 by racing driver and entrepreneur Luigi Chinetti, also the first person who ever imported Ferrari cars to the US.
The case, in black or grey ceramic, is 45mm wide. Indexes and hands are rhodium plated on the Grey Ceramic, red varnished on the Black Ceramic. Plates and bridges are clearly visible, on the dial’s side, in the same way as the five-spoke perimetral rotor is visible through the transparent case back. The chrono pushers are made of rubber and titanium; the reset push button has the red Ferrari logo engraved on it on both models. The UNICO caliber beats at 4Hz and has a 3 days power reserve. Each model will be produced in just 250 pieces and no info is yet available about price and availability, but please stay tuned as, in less than a month, we will be able to give you further details, as they will both be at the Hublot’s booth at Baselworld 2015.
(Photo credit: Google, courtesy of Hublot)
Gaetano C. @Horbiter®