Hublot Launches New Big Bang Ferrari

Hublot chairman Jean-Claude Biver’s appreciation for speed is evident not only in his choice of partner for the Swiss watch brand’s latest collaborative venture — the Italian sportscar icon Scuderia Ferrari — but in the astoundingly short time it has taken to produce the first Ferrari-branded Hublot wristwatch: the Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Magic Gold. Wallpaper image inside.

The watch, which was unveiled this week watch fair, is not only the first fruit of the partnership between Hublot and Ferrari, announced a scant five months ago, but also the first use of an entirely new material developed by Hublot: so-called “Magic Gold,” a scratch-resistant alloy of gold and ceramic used for the case.

The case is larger than that of a typical Hublot replica watches, 45.5 mm in diameter; this is the first variation of the Big Bang case since the model was launched in 2005. Other notable features include a cylindrical bezel, a sapphire dial that shows off the movement, an indexed crown with the Hublot “H” logo, elongated push-buttons that are fixed along a rotating axis like the pedals of a car, carbon inserts on the case profile, and two interchangeable straps, which use a quick-change system inspired by a car’s seatbelt and feature tone-on-tone stitching that echoes the type used on the upholstery of Ferrari interiors. The “Magic Gold” case is water-resistant to 100 meters.

The dial showcases Ferrari’s legendary “prancing horse” logo in relief at 9’clock and a minute counter at 3 o’clock with red hand and yellow date window; the hand and indices of the counter are influenced by instruments on a Ferrari dashboard.

The Unico movement is used here for the first time in a Big Bang model; it beats at 28,800 vph and has a column wheel with horizontal coupling on its dial side. For this version of the Unico, Hublot has added a rotor that is inspired by the look of a Ferrari wheel rim. It gives the watch a power reserve of 72 hours.

Even the presentation case for the watch carries the Ferrari automotive theme: it is designed to resemble an engine-valve support and made of aluminum with a built-in rotary system. Hublot is also offering a version of the watch in a titanium case.

Hublot MDM Professional Watch: Great Pre-Big Bang Diver’s Watch

Hublot’s come back astonished many people. Few would think that a relatively obscure watch maker could save itself via the introduction of one stellar watch. That watch being the Hublot replica, in its many iterations. However, Hublot is not thriving because of the Big Bang only, it was the legacy of supreme watch making that allowed it to produce the Big Bang. That combined with innovative marketing efforts makes for a serious watch industry player.

Some call Hublot’s styling quirky, but they are really the type of watch you have to wear to appreciate. A highly functional and attractive piece, this is a serious watch, employing the best of what replica Hublot has to offer. Styling has uncanny similarity to Temption watches. They share similar types of bezel’s and design themes which are Bauhaus superlatives. Each in their own right have classic designs.

This replica watches are being offered at a low price. While one cannot predict the ending price, this is a rare watch, and one with a very high quality construction. The rubber strap with the steel buckle is well done, and inherently sporty. In case it was not obvious, this is a Swiss watch with a very accurate automatic mechanical movement with about a 50 hour power reserve, better than the ETA standard. Now you know that Hublot is more than just a maker of the Big Bang.