Hublot – Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Carbon King Gold Titanium Baselworld 2015 press release

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By combining two components which cannot be mixed – carbon and metal – Hublot is launching an exclusive bezel with a heterogeneous look. This is the first time a watch has featured this original composite with its innovative style. Following on from Magic Gold – Hublot’s scratch-resistant 18K gold watch – the Ferrari collection is now benefitting from the best solutions from Hublot’s R&D department. The two brands share the same vision in terms of their constant pursuit of performance, innovation and precursor materials.

 

HUBLOT BIG BANG FERRARI CARBON KING GOLD

BIG BANG FERRARI CARBON TITANIUM

 

A new fusion of materials for an exclusive composite

 

The Big Bang Ferrari Carbon is the embodiment of exclusivity and sporting prowess, offering a fusion of high-quality and high-tech materials. It took the R&D department six months to structure the layers of materials which form the bi-material bezel and to obtain a regular incrustation of the metal in the carbon. The result is a carbon bezel incrusted with gold, or titanium, which reinforces the high-tech spirit of the Big Bang model. The properties of the composite’s materials complement each other in a fusion which marries beauty and innovation.

 

The case – made from titanium or an exclusive King Gold alloy – features a special finish: a brilliant, micro-blasted coating for extra hardness and a silky metallic-effect appearance. The case middle incorporates elongated push-buttons, fixed to a rotating staff like the controls on a car. 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 Big Bang Ferrari Carbon is fitted with a Unico manufacture movement, available for the first time in an All Black version. Its black PVD-coated main plate, bridges and oscillating weight are visible through the dial and sapphire back.

 

Each timepiece is paired with a “One click” leather strap, sewn onto grey rubber, featuring the signature stitching on Ferrari’s upholstery. The titanium version with a black strap is available as a 1000-piece limited edition; the King Gold version with a brown strap is available as a 500-piece limited edition.

 

In 2015, Hublot continues to write its future through innovation.

 

 

BIG BANG FERRARI CARBON KING GOLD

BIG BANG FERRARI CARBON TITANIUM

 

References

401.NJ.0123.VR – 1000-piece limited edition (Titanium)

401.OJ.0123.VR – 500-piece limited edition (King Gold)

 

Case 45 mm diameter in 18K King Gold or Titanium

 

Bezel Carbon and Gold (King Gold) or Carbon and Titanium (Titanium)

6 H-shaped screws, countersunk, polished and locked, in black PVD-coated titanium

 

Crystal Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective coating

 

Bezel lugs Black composite resin

 

Lateral inserts Black composite resin and carbon inserts on the case middle

 

Crown Satin-finished King Gold, overmoulded black rubber (King Gold)

Polished titanium, overmoulded black rubber (Titanium)

 

Push-pieces Push-piece at 2 o’clock:

Polished black PVD titanium, black rubber insert

Push-piece at 4 o’clock:

Satin-finished titanium, engraved Ferrari logo filled with red lacquer

 

Case-back King Gold or Titanium

 

Sapphire crystal with interior anti-reflective treatment.

 

Water resistance 10 ATM, i.e. approx. 100 metres

 

Dial Sapphire with white Hublot logo transfer

Ferrari prancing horse appliqué, 5N gold-plated (King Gold) or polished rhodium-plated (Titanium)

Satin-finished indices, 5N gold-plated (King Gold) or rhodium-plated (Titanium)

 

Hands Hour and minute hands, satin-finished, rhodium-plated, black Super Luminova™

Counter hand with Ferrari red varnished finish

Chronograph hand, satin-finished, rhodium-plated, Ferrari red varnished point, Black Super Luminova™ (Titanium)

Hour and minute hands, satin-finished, gold-plated, black Super Luminova™

Counter hand with Ferrari red varnished finish

Chronograph hand, satin-finished, gold-plated, Ferrari red varnished tip, Black Super Luminova™ (King Gold)

 

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 red stitching (Titanium)

Black rubber, brown Schedoni leather with brown stitching (King Gold)

 

Clasp Deployant buckle with carbon inserts in 18K King Gold or black PVD Titanium

 

 

UNICO movement

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 dual coupling 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.

 

 

 

Really cool bezel pattern in person.  Very spartan looking!


 


 


 


 


 


 

Ken


Nice… bezel looks cool.Micro blasted finish. Very smooth looking as opposed to the ‘rough’ regular titanium case.