BIG BANG FERRARI RED CERAMIC
THE POWER OF THE RED FERRARI COMBINES WITH THE INNOVATION OF HUBLOT
As the two companies celebrate 7 years of a Close and productive partnership, the “Rosso Corso” Ferrari now flows through the veins of Hublot’s materials. Unique and different, this time Hublot turns its innovative spirit to ceramics. With a bezel cut from a new material – a brightly coloured ceramic in Ferrari red – Hublot adds another world first to its ever-growing list of innovations.
Originally, Ferrari red symbolised the primary purpose of racing cars – competition. This spirit of excellence and performance is what drives both Hublot and Ferrari to constantly take on fresh challenges. For 7 years, the partnership between Hublot and Ferrari has pushed the boundaries of resistance, creativity and innovation. From high-performance engines to futuristic three-dimensional forms, superlatives are never out of place when bringing time to life. By blending style and function, Hublot's Metallurgy & Materials laboratory is constantly creating and reinventing high-tech materials and innovative alloys.
AN ULTRA-POWERFUL RED CERAMIC BEZEL
In 2018, Hublot proudly presents its ceramic bezels, designed and produced in-house exclusively, in striking Ferrari red. The ceramic has been patent-protected. In a dual tour de force, innovations have been made in both the material and the manufacturing process, resulting in a coloured ceramic that is harder than traditional ceramics.
The Big Bang Ferrari Red Ceramic is a limited edition of 500. Its 45mm carbon case houses the UNICO HUB1241 manufactured movement under a sapphire dial. The watch displays the new contours of the Big Bang Unico model that was redesigned last year by Ferrari and Hublot: a minute counter designed to reflect the elements of the Ferrari's rev counter, a date aperture with the look of a gear lever; the prancing horse at 6 o' clock, and finally a second counter designed to look like an air vent at 9 o'clock. Continuing its tone-on-tone effect, the watchstrap consists of black Alcantara stitched onto black rubber. All eyes are drawn to the attention-grabbing ceramic bezel in Ferrari red. This brightly coloured ceramic is a major breakthrough, once again demonstrating how Hublot is constantly developing its Art of Fusion.
Designed, developed, manufactured and assembled by Hublot's micro-mechanics, engineers and watchmakers. Flyback chronograph (reset possible at any time) unique in the watchmaking industry, two pushers, date display, mechanism with dual clutch and "column wheel" visible on the dial. Hour counter directly driven by the cylinder and chronograph mechanism without a jumper for increased reliability and robustness. Pallet and escape wheel made of silicon – lighter in weight for better performance – mounted on a detachable escapement mount. 330 components. Frequency of 4hz (28,800 A/h), 72-hour power reserve.