Since 2011, Hublot and Ferrari have been proving that they are a match made in heaven. Each new timepiece reflect the constant search for innovation, excellence and performance which unites these two brands. Taking inspiration from the iconic design of the most recent Ferrari models, Hublot have redesigned the contours of the Big Bang Unico Ferrari model.
The highly functional yet stylish details dominate the Big Bang Unico Ferrari timepiece. Measuring 45 mm in diameter and available in titanium (1000 pieces), King Gold (500 pieces) and uni-directional carbon (500 pieces), the strap of the watch is made from black alcantara on black rubber, with red over-stitching, a nod to Ferrari upholstery or in black Schedoni leather, just like the iconic design of Ferrari seats.
Incorporating Ferrari’s design language, the minute counter and date window at 3 o’clock on the dial of the new edition of Big Bang Unico, are designed like a car tachometer and style of the date is inspired by a Ferrari speed dial. The Prancing Horse logo features at 6 o’clock while at 9 o’clock, the seconds counter is in the shape of an air extractor. The contours of the bezel have been reimagined 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.
In reference to the iconic groove to the rear of the LaFerrari model, on the crown side, the case middle features a red line detail. 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.
At the heart of the Big Bang Ferrari is 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.