Hublot: Big Bang Ferrari Speciale

Big Bang Ferrari Black Ceramic
Big Bang Ferrari Black Ceramic

Presenting the new BIG BANG FERRARI watches

A fantastic third year of collaboration between Ferrari and Hublot is coming to an end. Following the launch of the first two watches, the Big Bang Titanium and the Big Bang Magic Gold in 2012, the famous MP-05 LaFerrari – the only watch in the world with a 50-day power reserve – three Big Bang models in 2013, three Big Bang models in 2014, two new Big Bang Ferrari “racing” versions have now been unveiled.

Exceptional sports watches in honour of exceptional racing cars. In 2015, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Big Bang, Hublot is unveiling two new models developed with Ferrari: the first is the aptly named Big Bang Ferrari Black Ceramic, which is adorned with details in Ferrari’s legendary red colour; the second is the Big Bang Ferrari Grey Ceramic, inspired by the historic NART (North America Racing Team) livery.

 

Big Bang Ferrari Black Ceramic
Big Bang Ferrari Black Ceramic

Constructed on a 45 mm diameter chassis in black or grey ceramic, the sporty design of the new Big Bang Ferrari models is enhanced by a profiled aerodynamic dial through which the depths of the movement can be glimpsed. The UNICO manufacture movement is dominated by the unique and distinctive Ferrari grille – a blackened criss-cross mesh which clearly reveals the main plates and bridges of the movement.

The dial features an appliqué of the iconic prancing horse at 9 o’clock, while the Minute counter and date window appear at 3 o’clock in the colours of the Ferrari shield. The predominant colour on the strap also reflects the aesthetic of the dial, with indices and Hands featuring a rhodium-plated finish for the grey ceramic and red varnish for the black ceramic. Recalling the distinctive codes of the five-spoke Ferrari wheels, the oscillating weight is visible beneath the transparent sapphire case-back.

The case middle incorporates elongated push-buttons in titanium and rubber, fixed to a rotating staff like the pedals of a car. The leather strap features a red or grey livery with “striping” reminiscent of that found on racing cars. It is equipped with the innovative “One click” attachment system inspired by car seat belts, making it easily interchangeable.

Clearly displaying its affiliation with the automotive world, the new Big Bang Ferrari is available in two versions – black or grey ceramic – each numbering 250 pieces. They both have a 72-hour power reserve.

Big Bang Ferrari Black Ceramic
Big Bang Ferrari Black Ceramic

 

References
  • 401.CX.1123.VR (Black ceramic) – Limited edition of 250 pieces
  • 401.FX.1123.VR (Grey ceramic) – Limited edition of 250 pieces
Case Diameter 45 mm, made from black or grey ceramic
Bezel
  • Black or grey ceramic
  • 6 H-shaped black PVD titanium screws, countersunk, polished & locked (Black ceramic)
  • 6 H-shaped titanium screws, countersunk, polished & locked (Grey ceramic)
Crystal Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective coating
Bezel lugs Black composite resin
Lateral inserts Black composite resin
Crown
  • Circular satin-finished titanium with overmoulded black rubber (Grey ceramic)
  • Polished black PVD titanium with overmoulded black rubber (Black ceramic)
Push-pieces Push-piece at 2 o’clock:

  • Polished black PVD titanium with black rubber insert (Black ceramic)
  • Satin-finished titanium, black rubber insert (Grey ceramic)

Push-piece at 4 o’clock:

  • Satin-finished titanium, engraved Ferrari logo filled with red lacquer (Grey ceramic)
  • Polished black PVD titanium, engraved Ferrari logo filled with red lacquer (Black ceramic)
Case-back Polished micro-blasted black ceramic or polished micro-blasted grey ceramic Sapphire crystal with interior anti-reflective treatment
Water resistance 10 ATM, i.e. approx. 100 metres
Dial
  • Base plate, blackened criss-cross mesh inspired by Ferrari grilles
  • Polished rhodium-plated Ferrari prancing horse appliqué
  • Satin-finished rhodium-plated indices on the grey ceramic version or red varnish on the black ceramic version.
Hands
  • Hour and minute hands, satin-finished, rhodium-plated, white Super Luminova™
  • Counter hand, matt black varnish on the head, Ferrari red varnished point
  • Chronograph hand, satin-finished, rhodium-plated, Ferrari red varnished
Point,
  • White Super Luminova™ (Grey ceramic)
  • Hour and minute hands, satin-finished, black coated, red SuperLuminova™
  • Counter hand, matt black varnish on the head, Ferrari red varnished point
  • Chronograph hand, satin-finished, black coated, Ferrari red varnished point,
  • White Super Luminova™ (Black ceramic)
Movement HUB 1241 Unico movement, developed and manufactured in-house by Hublot, automatic flyback 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
Strap
  • Black rubber, Schedoni leather grey with black and white stripes, grey stitching (Grey ceramic)
  • Black rubber, red Schedoni leather with blue and white stripes
  • Red stitching (Black ceramic)
Clasp
  • Big Bang Titanium deployant buckle
  • Cap in satin-finished titanium
  • Decorative plate in satin-finished titanium
  • Engraved “HUBLOT” filled with matt black lacquer
  • Deployant with buttons in satin-finished titanium (Grey ceramic)
  • Black PVD satin-finished titanium Big Bang deployant buckle + ceramic plate
  • Cap in satin-finished black PVD titanium
  • Decorative plate in real polished ceramic
  • Engraved “HUBLOT” filled with matt pantone 485 red lacquer
  • Deployant with buttons in satin-finished black PVD titanium (Black ceramic

The UNICO movement is designed, developed, machined and assembled by the micro-mechanical engineers, engineers and watchmakers at Hublot. Other features: a practical flyback chronograph which can be reset at any time, and which is unique in the watchmaking industry, two push-buttons, with date indicator, and featuring a uniquely positioned mechanism with dual coupling and the famous “column wheel” visible on the dial side. Its development required a completely original approach and thinking outside the box: For example, the hour counter is driven directly by the barrel, and there is no jumper in the chronograph mechanism. This simplification boosts reliability and robustness. Ist pallet fork and escapement wheel are fixed to a removable platform and are made from silicon, whose lightness provides a guarantee of performance. Its construction, which incorporates just 330 components, has been simplified as much as possible in order to further increase robustness. This result is the fruit of continual adjustments made since 2009, the year it was launched, which have been carried out jointly by the technical office, the laboratory and the after-sales service in the manufacture. Its frequency of 4 Hz/28,800 vibrations per hour and its immaculate finish are also a guarantee of high chronometric quality. Finally, its automated production, which includes Automation of the machining, stone fitting, oiling and numerous assembly operations also ensures consistent, controlled quality. Its power reserve is around 72 hours.

 

For more Information please visit: www.hublot.com.

 

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12 Comments

  • Hi Alexsander

    I hope Mr Biver pay you well to write about Hublot,. We watch lovers that are reading your blog would like less Hublot and more other brands and this may upset Mr Biver..

    • I do not write the advertorials we get everything from the brands and we put the material as advertorial online. That’s just another form of advertising instead of banners and pop ups…

  • Dear Alexander

    You are writting more abort Hublot Than other brands Why ? (Deal with Mr Biver)

      • As a former journalist I have to ask if these advertorials compromise your point of view? If I were sitting in your chair I have to admit they would mine.

        • After ao many years of serious journalism these advertorials do of course not influence me and change my opinion. Every one who knows me knows that! To be hones I prefer this way of earning money then to dozens of banners that pop up when you open a site… Every post on the blog is cleary signed with my name if I wrote it…

  • Dear Sir
    I love getting your posts and your insight in to the latest watches.
    Although I could never afford to buy them would it be possible to put the prices of the watches on the post. I have been interested in watches for over 55 years when my uncle had a collection of pocket watches. I have a small collection myself but nothing expensive.
    Please keep up the good work..
    Yours sincerely
    Paul Andjelkovic

  • Dear Alexander, is your beloved site becoming a Hublot site? At least every other day you bring us news about Hublot watches (urrrgh).

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