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HUBLOT Big Bang FERRARI Magic Gold & Big Bang FERRARI Titanium

In November 2011, Hublot and Ferrari announced their partnership which would make the Swiss watchmaking brand the legendary Italian car manufacturer’s exclusive watch partner. This year, Hublot honours this partnership by unveiling the first edition of timepieces under Hublot Big Bang Ferrari label.

The first Hublot – Ferrari Big Bang edition will be the evolution of the iconic Big Bang design – the first since the watch was launched in 2005, it uses a new material, a world first: Magic Gold, With the UNICO manufacture movement, the Big Bang Ferrari is unlike any other Big Bang.

To start with, the design of the Big Bang has undergone its first evolution since it was launched in 2005. A larger case (45.5 mm in diameter), more power and more mechanical features, a cylindrical bezel which offers added depth to showcase the movement which can be seen through the sapphire dial, an indexed crown (with the H logo which is automatically positioned to remain in line), elongated push buttons, fixed along a rotating axis like the pedals in a car, carbon inserts on the case profile, two interchangeable straps with a highly innovative quick change system, the principle for which was inspired by a seat belt, and featuring tone on tone stitching like that always used on Ferrari upholstery. In short, everything has been designed and crafted using a principle which is a fundamental part of the DNA of both Hublot and Ferrari: sport, performance and technology. No useless gadgets. The design must be functional, logical.

HUBLOT Big Bang FERRARI Magic Gold

As for the dial, the legendary prancing horse is featured discreetly in relief at 9 o’clock. A minute counter is positioned at 3 o’clock (completed by a yellow date window), and the hand and the style of the indexes are inspired by the counters in a Ferrari, perfectly in line with the Italian manufacturer’s sport DNA whilst adhering to Hublot’s graphic codes.

The UNICO manufacture movement is rather similar to the 12-cylinder engine used by Ferrari. It is the house engine, the manufacture chronograph movement. And that is why it was chosen. It was designed and developed by Hublot and was manufactured in its workshops. It is the first time it has been used within a Big Bang. With no fewer than 330 components, oscillating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, its column wheel and dual horizontal coupling on the dial side, it includes a new weight which has also been inspired by the design of Ferrari’s wheel rims. The timepiece has a 72-hour power reserve, and is water resistant to 100 metres.
Finally, and as a world first in terms of material, Hublot has decided to endow these new Ferrari-endorsed pieces with the very best its R&D department can offer by using the famed Magic Gold, a scratch-resistant 18-carat gold developed in the Hublot foundry.

All the innovations that these watches feature emphasise their affiliation to the automotive world, and should make these Big Bangs more streamlined and more mechanical – a new signature. This concept has even been extended to the presentation case for each watch – a true showcase inspired by an engine valve support, made from aluminium, with a built-in rotary system.

HUBLOT Big Bang FERRARI Titanium

Technical details
References
Ref 401. MX.0123.GR (BIG BANG FERRARI MAGIC GOLD): 500-piece limited edition
Ref 401. NX.0123.GR (BIG BANG FERRARI TITANIUM): 1000-piece limited edition

Case
Diameter 45.5 mm – polished Magic Gold or satin-finished Titanium

Bezel
Polished Magic Gold or satin-finished Titanium
6 H-shaped black PVD titanium screws, countersunk, polished & locked (Magic Gold).
6 H-shaped countersunk, polished & locked screws (Titanium)

Crystal: Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective coating
Bezel lug: Black composite resin
Lateral inserts: Black composite resin with carbon insert at 9 o’clock

Crown
Micro-blasted and polished black PVD titanium (Magic Gold)
Micro-blasted and polished titanium (Titanium)
Black rubber insert with Hublot logo

Push-buttons
Micro-blasted and polished black PVD titanium (Magic Gold)
Micro-blasted and polished titanium (Titanium)
Black rubber insert on the push-piece at 2 o’clock
Engraved Ferrari logo with red lacquer on the push-piece at 4 o’clock

Case-back
Micro-blasted and polished black PVD titanium
Sapphire crystal with interior anti-reflective treatment

Water resistance: 10 ATM, i.e. approx. 100 metres

Dial
Sapphire with white Hublot logo transfer
Rhodium-plated Ferrari prancing horse applique
Satin-finished rhodium-plated or 2N gold-plated indexes

Hands
Satin-finished rhodium-plated white SuperLuminova (Titanium) or 2N gold-plated black SuperLuminova (Magic Gold)
Minute counter hand with Ferrari red coating

Movement
HUB 1241 Unico movement, developed and manufactured in-house by Hublot, self-winding chronograph
Date: Yellow window at 3 o’clock
Oscillating weight: Satin-finished and micro-blasted black coating, imitating the shape of a wheel rim
Power reserve: Approximately 72 hours

Straps
Black rubber strap with central rubber decoration, alcantara and tone-on-tone stitching Or black rubber, scedoni leather and tone-on-tone stitching
Clasp: deployant buckle in satin-finished black PVD titanium with carbon insert (Titanium) or satin-finished titanium with carbon insert (Magic Gold)

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