To celebrate the 90th birthday of the most successful race team of all time, Hublot, which has been a long-standing partner of Scuderia Ferrari, has created the Big Bang Scuderia Ferrari 90th Anniversary watch.
This is a model that reflects the rich history and heritage of Scuderia Ferrari realized in three limited editions conceived in collaboration with the Ferrari Design Centre.
These pieces illustrate the development of the materials used in car racing over the years. This is a permanent quest of both companies, as illustrated by Hublot’s motto “The Art of Fusion”. No future and no victories without innovation. It is only through technical and technological research that the two houses have been able to maintain their respective positions in their respective worlds.
The 45-mm-diameter of each of the three editions houses the famous UNICO movement, a flyback chronograph that offers a 72-hour power reserve. Their bezel is cut in ceramic carbon, the same material that is used for Formula 1 brake discs.
The first version is inspired by the early years of Scuderia Ferrari and its glorious past. The visible metal parts, the peccary leather from the bucket seats and the brushed look of the dashboard are represented here by the platinum case and the stitched perforated strap. Its dial evokes old-fashioned speedometers with its calendar underlined in yellow. In this way, it falls in-line with the purest traditions of car racing.
The 3D carbon that is used to make the case of the second edition reflects the present day Scuderia Ferrari. Today, research into new composite materials and high-technology are all powerful in competition driving. Its strap is made from Nomex—the fire-resistant synthetic fibre used to make racing driver’s suits—on which the red and black stitching makes a striking contrast. Its colour code is black and red, the colours currently used by Scuderia Ferrari for its single-seater Formula 1 cars.
The third model is instantly recognisable by its transparent case made from sapphire, an innovative material that is hard to work, giving it a resolutely futuristic style. It demonstrates the extreme sophistication that technology is heading towards and the possibilities it offers for the future. Its strap adopts a highly futuristic Kevlar look.
Each of the three versions of the Hublot Big Bang Scuderia Ferrari 90th Anniversary watch bears one of the three colours of the Scuderia on its border, the numbers and the index. Yellow for the platinum edition, red for the 3D carbon edition and black for the sapphire edition. All three will be produced in a limited edition of 90, and 10 ‘collector’ sets with all three watches will also be available.
Scuderia Ferrari came into being on 16th November 1929 in the offices of the notary, Della Fontana of Modena, the company established as the Società Anonima Scuderia Ferrari, with its headquarters in via Trento and Trieste. It was approved by the courts on 29th November and from that moment on the company was effectively operational. The directors of the company were Alfredo and Augusto Caniato, Enzo Ferrari and Ferruccio Testi. Alfa Romeo and Pirelli were also involved.
The team made its debut in the 1930 Mille Miglia and its first win came in the Trieste Opicina on 15th June that same year, courtesy of the great Tazio Nuvolari. Motorcycles also featured in the Scuderia’s history, from 1932 to 1934 and 1932 marked the first appearance of the Prancing Horse as part of the livery of the Alfa Romeos entered by Ferrari. The symbol came from the family of war hero Francesco Baracca, the horse set on a shield with a yellow background, representing the colour of the city of Modena.
Its first win came in the Spa 24 Hours thanks to Antonio Brivio and Eugenio Siena. Starting off racing Alfa Romeo cars and then, from 1947, with cars built in-house, Scuderia Ferrari became the most successful race team of all time, taking thousands of wins in some of the most important races in the world. In Formula 1 alone, it has taken 16 Constructors’ titles and 15 Drivers’. In the world of endurance racing, Ferrari has nine victories to its name in the Le Mans 24 Hours, two at Daytona and five FIA WEC titles and has even been successful in rallying.
– Sapphire: 402.JQ.0123.NR
– Platinum: 402.TQ.0129.VR
– 3D Carbon: 402.QD.0123.NR
Limited to 90 pieces each
Sapphire: Polished Sapphire; Titanium Screws
Platinum: Satin-finished and Microblasted Platinum; Titanium Screws
3D Carbon: Carbon 3D Fiber; Black-plated Titanium Screws
Water resistance: 3ATM (30m)
Sapphire: Polished Sapphire Crystal
Platinum: Satin-finished and Microblasted Platinum and Sapphire Crystal
3D Carbon: Satin-finished and Microblasted Black-plated Titanium and Sapphire Crystal
Carbon Ceramic “brake discs”
HUB1241: UNICO Manufacture Self-winding Chronograph
Flyback Movement with Column Wheel
Frequency: 4Hz (28’800 A/h)
Power reserve: 72 Hours
No.of Components: 330
Sapphire: Kevlar Pattern Fabric Strap and Black Rubber with Light Grey Stitching; Titanium Deployant Buckle
Platinum: Perforated Calf Leather Strap and Black Rubber with Light Grey Stitching; Black Ceramic and Titanium Deployant Buckle Clasp
3D Carbon: Nomex® Strap and Black Rubber with Dark Grey Stitching; Black Ceramic and Black Plated Titanium Deployant Buckle Clasp
Sapphire: 65’000 CHF/68’000 EUR/69’000 USD/57’000 GBP
Platinum: 38’900 CHF/40’400 EUR/40’900 USD/33’900 GBP
3D Carbon: 32’900 CHF/34’200 EUR/34’600 USD/ 28’700 GBP