Marking its partnership with Ferrari, Hublot created three stunning limited editions of Big Bang watches. Presented at the start of SIHH 2013 in Geneva, these striking sport watches are entirely designed, developed, and produced by Hublot. Big Bang Ferrari Red Magic Carbon and Big Bang Ferrari Ceramic watches are limited to 1000 pieces each, while a Big Bang Ferrari King Gold Carbon comes in the limited series of 500 pieces.
New Big Bang Ferrari watches are certainly among the most beautiful products that the renowned Swiss watchmaker launched in the last few years. Designed in the authentic racing spirit, they represent Ferrari’s identity on a very nice and subtle way, by using red and yellow color combinations, with 5N gold-plated or rhodium-plated Ferrari prancing horse appliqué on a sapphire crystal dial and with the Italian brand’s logo on the chrono push-piece.
Based on the multi-layer principle, Hublot’s famous Big Bang case has the diameter of 45.5 mm and it is either made of carbon fiber, 18 karat King Gold or black ceramic. The first two versions feature bezels in black carbon fiber, while the third version comes with a matching black ceramic bezel with satin finishes. It is fixed with 6 titanium H-shaped countersunk, polished and locked screws.
Inside the case, there is an in-house HUB1241 UNICO self-winding mechanism with a column wheel, visible on the dial side. This fly-back chronograph movement is built of 330 parts in a unique way. Its hour counter is driven directly by a barrel, and there is no jumper in the chronograph mechanism, which increases reliability and robustness. Besides, its pallet fork and escapement wheel are made of silicon. The UNICO oscillates at the 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz) and provides a stunning power-reserve of 72 hours. Exceptional finishes of this high-end mechanism, including a satin-finished oscillating weight with micro-blasted black coating, can be seen through a sapphire crystal dial.
The Big Bang Ferrari Red Magic Carbon watch comes with a cool looking, red sapphire glass with interior/exterior anti-reflective coating. (Since the mass of the red sapphire crystal was colored directly by adding chemical components during the development of the material, it cannot fade.)
Beside Ferrari prancing horse appliqué, it also features the white Hublot logo transfer, as well as satin-finished rhodium-plated markers and Arabic numerals. Markers and hands are covered with white Super Luminova that increases readability. The minute-counter and central chronograph hands come in Ferrari red. Inside the counter, at the 3 o’clock position, there is a yellow date window.
Minute and hour hands, as well as markers and numerals of the Big Bang Ferrari King Gold Carbon watch are 5N gold-plated and covered with white Super Luminova, while the King Gold Ceramic features black-coated indexes and hands, covered with black Super Luminova.
There is a choice of two rubber straps – one coated with black leather with red stitching and the second one coated with red schedoni leather and stitched in black. These great looking sport timepieces can also be used in water, since they have solid resistance to water-pressure up to 100 meters (330 feet).