Hublot is joining in with Ferrari’s 70th anniversary celebrations in Maranello by producing a special limited edition of its Techframe Tourbillon Chronograph to be sold at auction.
On 9 September, Ferrari will celebrate its 70th anniversary in Maranello, during which there will be an auction featuring exceptional cars and accessories emblazoned with the prancing horse logo. The Swiss watchmaking brand has developed a limited edition watch for the occasion – a unique design based on the Hublot Techframe Ferrari 70 Years Tourbillon Chronograph.
Unveiled at this year’s Baselworld show, this collection is the result of an intensive collaboration between car designers and high-end watchmakers. It’s also the first non-automotive object that has been designed by Ferrari’s in-house team, Centro Stile, led by Flavio Manzoni. Taking the movement of the Hublot Tourbillon Chronograph (the “engine”) as a starting point, the Italian designers developed the watch following the same creative processes as those used for sports car chassis, to achieve minimal weight combined with a solid frame. The Swiss watchmakers then inserted a high-performance “engine” into this structure: the HUB6311 calibre hand-wound manufacture movement, containing a total of 253 components and with a 5-day power reserve. This one-of-a-kind mechanism is fitted with a tourbillon with exclusive operation, and also has a chronograph feature.
Following this design, the unique model to be offered at auction is set apart by its skeleton case middle – the chassis – which is made from uni-directional carbon, PEEK (polyether), a multi-layer hypoallergenic material, and the case – the engine cover – made from King Gold, the celebrated gold/ceramic alloy developed by Hublot. The dial, which features both the Hublot and Ferrari logos, takes inspiration from the counters on Ferrari’s instrument panels. The open design leaves the movement visible, and allows a glimpse of the beautiful ruthenium anthracite finish.
This exclusive watch will go under the hammer on the upcoming September 9th. The auction, organised by RM Sotheby’s, will be open to all guests attending the event, and it will also be possible to participate online via the link https://www.rmsothebys.com/ff17/ferrari–leggenda-e-passione.
Model: TECHFRAME FERRARI 70 YEARS TOURBILLON CHRONOGRAPH
Reference 408.OQ.0123.RX.SCF17 – Unique piece
Skeleton in Unidirectional PEEK Carbon
Diameter: 45 mm
Thickness: 14.80 mm
Crystal: Sapphire crystal with internal and external anti-reflective treatment
Screws 5N Gold H-screws, polished head, micro-blasted cavity and notches
Crown: King Gold, glossy micro-blasted
Insert in black PVD titanium with engraving of the Ferrari logo (Cavallino
Rampante), indexed, double sealing system
Push-button: Lever in Black PVD Titanium micro-blasted; Switch in black PVD Titanium, micro-blasted, polished head
Case-Back: Black PVD Titanium, micro-blasted “UNIQUE PIECE” engraving in glossy black lacquer
Case-Back crystal: Sapphire with internal anti-reflective treatment, adorned with “Ferrari 70 Years”
Water resistance: 30 metres or 3 ATM
Sapphire, highlight in matt black varnish
Hands: Satin finished, 5N Gold treatment and white SuperLuminova®
HUB6311 – Manual winding Tourbillon Chronograph, developed and manufactured by Hublot
Number of components: 253
Frequency: 3 Hz (21’600 Al/h)
Power reserve: 115 hours
Smooth black rubber (interchangeable); Folding clasp in Black PVD Titanium; Hublot logo filled with glossy black lacquer