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The Hublot Big Bang Ferrari comes in Gold and Titanium

By Adrian Prisca


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There a lot of fuss and discussion about the fruitful collaboration between Ferrari and Hublot with the purpose of crafting limited edition watches. The partnership was announced during last year’s November, with worldwide enthusiasts eagerly waiting to see what comes out of this collaboration.

Hublot has now presented, on the occasion of the Baselworld 2012, the Hublot Big Bang Ferrari series, consisting of the Magic Gold and Titanium. The typical rough Hublot style has been preserved, but Ferrari has come with a few touches to give these watches a sporty Italian feel. There are two versions available, as stated above, the Magic Gold and the Titanium. The Magic Gold was announced a few months ago, including the first 18-carat gold alloy in the world virtually scratch-proof. This makes it a high-tech piece.

The previous Big Bangs used to be margined by subtle curves and sleek lines, while the actual Big Bang Ferrari collection boasts sharp angles, tight curves, combining features from both the Big Bang lines and the King Power. The ear of the watch includes a thick Kevlar insert with no visible screws, while the end-pieces sport a quick-release button, similar to the Oceanographic 4000 series.

This enables the owner quick swapping between the different leather strap options that come with the timepiece. On the sides, the gadgets include new traits. The newly-added crown bears a touch of Ferrari red, while the pushers’ design is inspired from extra-large gear shifters – they ensure smooth and rapid deactivation or activation of the chronograph.

The other side of the watch boasts features a special light and sturdy material used by Ferrari in the fabrication of their cars. You guesses it, it’s carbon fiber – on this particular timepiece it is placed in the form of inlay for the detailed Kevlar inserts. The dial on the other hand is way lighter, consisting of sapphire glass and allowing one to view the movement of the watch.

It consists of a brand new style of applied cubical minute markers along with chiseled hour-markers that confer a tri-dimensional look to the gadget. In addition, there are Ferrari symbols on the dial, like the Prancing Horse at 9 o’clock, plus a minutes-counter inspired from the fabled car manufacturer’s dashboards at the 3 o’clock position.

Enough with the looks, though! The technical part of the timepieces is just as important – Hublot have used their in-house built chronograph mechanism with a column-wheel fly-back chronograph. It supports bi-directional winding for a 70-hour power reserve. It’s a premiere as well, using the Unico within a Big Bang case.

Hoping that Hublot will still entice us with their exquisite creations in the near future, we’re looking forward to hearing from them soon.


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About Adrian Prisca

Founder of Luxatic and countless other projects, Adrian has shaped this website into a go-to source for discerning readers looking for the latest in luxury products and experiences. He has over 15 years of experience in creating, managing and publishing lifestyle content across numerous platforms and he’s considered a leading voice in the luxury industry. Learn more about Luxatic's Editorial Process.

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