In order to celebrate 25 years of Ferrari’s presence in U.A.E., the long-term partner of the Italian Auto giant, Hublot, revealed an ultra-exclusive Ferrari-stamped Big Bang U.A.E. Limited Edition watch. Original by the color combination which reflects the national flag of U.A.E., this stunning timepiece will be produced in the limited series of just 25 models (symbolizing the anniversary), which immediately foreordains it as the future highly sought-after model among the avid collectors and Ferrari’s fans.
At the special events, organized by two renowned partner brands at the Al Tayer Ferrari Showroom in Dubai, the exclusive Big Bang Ferrari was presented by Ferrari’s representative in Dubai, Giulio Zauner, and Marco Tedeschi who represents the Swiss watchmaker in U.A.E. In front of 80 journalists, and 200 guests, 18 pros from the Official Team of la Scuderia Ferrari tested the fly-back chronograph performances of the watch, during the public opened pit stop practice. I bet they were all impressed by the newest Hublot’s creation, both in terms of aesthetics and functionality.
What immediately drew my attention is a fixed cylindrical bezel, crafted in black ceramic with beautiful satin finishes. It makes nice contrast with 6 H-shaped embedded, polished and locked titanium screws, as well as with a satin-finished titanium case. At the same time, it gives a skeletonized dial a sense of deepness and makes mechanical parts, which are partially visible through a sapphire crystal glass, more prominent.
As we used from Hublot, the new Ferrari-stamped Big Bang U.A.E. is a robust watch, with the case diameter of 45.5mm. However, its modern construction and the fusion of different elements, including black composite resin and carbon inserts, ensure that it does not look too big on the wrist. An indexed, satin-finished titanium crown, as well as extended push buttons, made of micro-blasted black PVD titanium and fixed along a rotating axis like the foot pedals in a car showcases the new design, specially applied on this model.
The dial of the newest Hublot watch features green, red, black and white accents which are colors of the U.A.E. national flag. The polished and rhodium-plated Ferrari’s Prancing Horse is shown discreetly in relief at the 9 o’clock position. Furthermore, there is the Hublot logo transfer at the anti-reflective sapphire crystal. Black coated hour markers nicely match the bezel, while the combination of green, red and white accents at the minute track gives the watch an interesting aesthetic touch, while also providing superb readability. Finally, there is the minute counter at the 3 o’clock position which along with the yellow date window represents signature colors of Ferrari. Besides, the design of black coated hands and indices is inspired by counters in the cockpit of a Ferrari.
The watch is powered by an in-house UNICO self-winding chronograph mechanism, which is visible through an anti-reflective sapphire crystal, on both sides of the case. This high-quality movement comprises 330 parts, including a satin-finished and micro-blasted black coating oscillating weight, that recalls the shape of a wheel rim. The mechanism beats at the frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and ensures the superb power-reserve of up to 72 hours.
The new Ferrari-stamped Big Bang U.A.E Chronograph is available with two straps, with a highly innovative quick change system and a satin-finished titanium deployant buckle with a carbon insert. The first one is made of black rubber, coated with black schedoni leather and adorned with red stitching, while the second one is distinguished by black stitching. The watch is water-resistant up to 100 meters (330 feet).