A new edition of the iconic timepiece created by the partnership that is never short of imagination
Hublot has always created models with a distinctive design and this holds true also for its collaboration with Ferrari, begun in 2011. Each new edition embodies the constant quest for innovation, excellence and performance which unites these two brands. The Big Bang Ferrari is no exception. Taking inspiration from the innovative volumes and iconic design of the most recent Ferrari models, Ferrari and Hublot have redesigned the contours of the Big Bang Unico model.
The best of both worlds
This new design combines Hublot’s cutting-edge ideas and Ferrari’s design language. The perfect silhouette and proportions highlight the new architecture of the Big Bang Ferrari, featuring highly functional yet stylish details.
The minute counter and date window at 3 o’clock are designed like a car tachometer and style of the date is inspired by a Ferrari speed dial. The Prancing Horse logo features
discreetly at 6 o’clock. At 9 o’clock, the seconds counter is in the shape of an air extractor. The hour and minute hands, which have been completely redesigned, offer improved readability. Instead of being positioned horizontally, the numerals are now positioned in line with the indices, which seem to float above the dial, giving the whole piece a 3D look.
Forming a subtle yet perfect balance between innovative volumes and slender, functional forms, the contours of the bezel have been redesigned with countersunk notches for the 6 screws; a more ergonomic form that protects the screws and looks as if taken directly from an integrated control unit.
On the crown side, the case middle features a red line detail, recalling the iconic groove to the rear of the LaFerrari model. The elongated push-buttons are fixed to a rotating staff like the pedals on a car. Marked with the Hublot logo, the crown has a much more integrated and ergonomic crown guard. It evokes the characteristic form of the TPE (Turbo Performance Engineer) set in the centre of the Ferrari dashboard. The other profile is inspired by the styling of Ferrari cars. The name “Ferrari” is emblazoned in bright red across the watch’s now iconic sandwich-like case construction.
The Big Bang Ferrari is equipped with a Unico movement – the Hublot Manufacture movement that integrates a flyback chronograph with column wheel positioned on the dial side. The oscillating weight echoes the iconic star spoke design of the Ferrari wheel rims, while the main plate, bridges and oscillating weight are all treated with black PVD and can be seen through the dial and sapphire case-back.
Measuring 45 mm in diameter and available in titanium (1000 pieces), King Gold (500 pieces) and uni-directional carbon (500 pieces), the Big Bang Ferrari has a strap made from black alcantara on black rubber, with red over-stitching in the style of Ferrari upholstery or in black Schedoni leather in reference to the iconic design of Ferrari seats.
A fusion of style and functionality
The new design perfectly accentuates the curves of the Big Bang, down to the smallest detail.
Designed, developed, machined and assembled by the micro-mechanics, engineers and watchmakers at Hublot.Flyback chronograph (can be reset at any time – unique in the watchmaking industry), two push-buttons, with date indicator, mechanism with double clutch and “column wheel” visible on the dial side. The hour counter is driven directly by the barrel and there is no jumper in the chronograph mechanism: this boosts reliability and robustness. Its pallet fork and escapement wheel are fixed to a removable platform and made from silicon, whose lightness provides a guarantee of performance. 330 components. Frequency 4 Hz (28,800 Vib/h), 72-hour power reserve.
BIG BANG FERRARI
References: 402.NX.0123.WR – 1000 pieces limited edition (Titanium)
402.OX.0138.WR – 500 pieces limited edition (King Gold)
402.QU.0113.WR – 500 pieces limited edition (Carbon)
Case: 45 mm diameter in Titanium or 18K King Gold or Carbon
Bezel: Titanium, or King Gold or unidirectional Carbon
Crystal: Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective coating
Bezel lugs: Black and red composite resin
Lateral inserts: Black and red composite resin
Crown: Black PVD titanium, microblasted
Push-pieces: Black PVD titanium, microblasted
Case-back: Titanium or King Gold or black coated Titanium
Water resistance: 10 ATM, i.e. approx. 100 metres
Dial: Sapphire, Ferrari appliqué, rhodium–plated (Titanium) or 5N gold-plated (King Gold) or rhodium-plated (Carbon)
Hands: Faceted polished, rhodium–plated, aluminum APS, microblasted, black nickel (Titanium)
Faceted polished, 5N Gold, aluminum APS, microblasted, black nickel (King Gold)
Faceted polished, black nickel, aluminum APS, microblasted, black nickel (Carbon)
Movement: Manufactured in-house by Hublot, automatic flyback chronograph with column wheel
Date: Sapphire disk, yellow window at 3 o’clock
Power reserve: Approximately 72 hours
Strap: Black Alcantara – red sewing – black rubber
Clasp: Satin-finished Titanium (Titanium) or black PVD Titanium and King Gold (King Gold) or black PVD Titanium and matte carbon (Carbon)