To celebrate Ferrari’s 10th anniversary in Russia, Swiss luxury watch brand Hublot has unveiled a special edition timepiece, Big Bang Ferrari Russia. This is the first limited edition Ferrari watch designed specifically for Russia and just 25 numbered pieces will be produced.
The Big Bang Ferrari Russia fuses design, materials and mechanics in a way that uniquely reflects the respective DNA of Hublot and Ferrari: innovation, performance, technology and exclusivity. Featuring a black ceramic case, the watch (45.5 mm in diameter) is equipped with a cylindrical carbon fibre bezel with red moulding that dramatically showcases the in house UNICO flyback chronograph movement (can be reset at any time) visible through the sapphire dial.
The watch’s numerous touches of red (on the bezel, and red minute and chronograph second hands, Schedoni leather and black rubber strap with red stitching) pay special tribute to the famous Ferrari signature. The symbolic prancing horse appears in discreet gold at 9 o’clock on the dial of the timepiece, only 25 of which have been produced.
The UNICO movement can be compared to the best possible engine to power a racing car, and this movement was selected, then designed and developed by Hublot to power the Big Bang Ferrari. With no fewer than 330 components and a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, the column wheel and dual horizontal coupling appear on the dial.
An indexed crown (with Hublot’s ‘H’ logo automatically positioning itself to remain in line) features elongated push buttons, fixed along a rotating axis like the pedals in a car, whilst carbon inserts give the case a distinctive look.
Each timepiece comes with two interchangeable straps, including the one on the display watch in black Schedoni leather stitched onto black rubber, with a highly innovative quick-change system inspired by the seat belt mechanism. This timepiece has a 72-hour power reserve and is water-resistant to 100 metres.