LET’S CELEBRATE !
Hong Kong, 18 October 2013 – Today is the perfect occasion to introduce this new Big Bang Ferrari Hong Kong Limited series made of Bright red ceramic as Ferrari Hong Kong and Hublot Hong Kong celebrate their 30th anniversary of presence in the magic Peninsula.
This is a watch that embodies the full innovative capacity of the Hublot Manufacture. After developing the Magic Gold, the first scratch-resistant 18K Gold in history, Hublot has succeeded in creating a brightly coloured ceramic. Bright red is the colour inaugurating this new process, in tribute to Ferrari. It exhibits the same qualities as black or white ceramic, and was the subject of months of research within the R&D Department and the Hublot foundry in Switzerland. This is the first time that the "magic formula" to achieve a brightly coloured ceramic has been found. It is subject of an international patent application.
For the occasion and for its World debut for a series, it is the bezel that has been wrought from this new material. It is fitted on a Big Bang 45 mm in diameter with a black design, thanks to the black ceramic, in line with Hublot's codes.
The presentation of the watch – which is a true tribute to Ferrari and to Hong Kong - took place in the presence of Jean-Claude Biver, Chairman of Hublot and Luca di Montezemolo, Chairman of Ferrari.
Jean-Claude Biver, Chairman of Hublot, stated: “The collaboration between Hublot and Ferrari has reached a new level in these two years. It’s an extraordinary fusion of the fine watchmaking craftmanship hold by Hublot and the exceptional Italian industrial achievement hold by Ferrari, and an eternal pursuit for transcendent quality and innovation. We all believe that Hublot and Ferrari will enjoy an unprecedented legendary cooperation in the future.”
The timepiece fuses design, materials and mechanics in way that uniquely addresses the respective DNA of Hublot and Ferrari: innovation, performance, technology and exclusivity. The Big Bang Ferrari Hong Kong Limited Edition (45.5 mm in diameter) houses a black ceramic case with a cylindrical bright red ceramic bezel that dramatically showcases the in-house flyback chronograph UNICO movement (can be reset at any time) visible through the sapphire dial. Clad in a shade of distinctive red – bright red ceramic for the bezel, sapphire crystal glass housed in a black ceramic case, red hours, minute indexes on the dial and a black rubber and Schedoni leather strap with red stitching – it is a nod to not just our national colour but also an homage to the Ferrari prestigious signature. With just a rarity of 30 numbered timepieces available, the case back of the watch also features the discreet legendary Prancing Horse.
The UNICO movement can be compared to the best possible engine to power a racing car, and that it was selected, then designed and developed by Hublot to power the Big Bang Ferrari. With no fewer than 330 components, the column wheel and dual horizontal coupling appear on the dial. Frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour.
An indexed crown (with Hublot’s ‘H’ logo automatically positioning itself to remain in line) features elongated push buttons, fixed along a rotating axis like the pedals in a car whilst carbon inserts give the case distinctive look.
Each timepiece will come with two interchangeable straps, Schedoni leather stitched onto black rubber, with an innovative quick-change system inspired by the safety seatbelt mechanism. The tone on tone stitching is a nod to the signature upholstery craftsmanship typical of Ferrari. 72 hours of power reserve, water resistant to 100 metres.
The absence of superfluous accessories brings out the fusional and rational aspects of the Big Bang Ferrari Hong Kong’s unique design, a pure expression of Hublot value of The Art of Fusion with innovative spirit from Ferrari.
Case Diameter 45.5 mm in Polished and Satin-finished Black Ceramic
- World First with a Red Bright ceramic bezel
- 6 H-shaped Black PVD Titanium Screws
Crystal Sapphire glass with anti-reflective coating
Bezel Lugs Black composite resin
Lateral inserts Black composite resin with carbon insert at 9 o'clock
Crown and Pusher Polished Black PVD Titanium with Black Rubber Insert and Red Lacquered Ferrari Logo on the Stop Pusher
- Circular micro-blasted and polished black ceramic featuring the Ferrari prancing horse
- Sapphire crystal with interior anti-reflective treatment
Water resistance 10 ATM, or 100 metres
- Sapphire with white Hublot logo transfer
- Rhodium-plated Ferrari prancing horse appliqué
- Satin-finished rhodium-plated and Ferrari white-coated indexes
- Satin-finished rhodium-plated with white luminescent
- Red chronograph hand and minute counter
- HUB 1241 Unico movement
- Developed and manufactured in-house by Hublot, automatic flyback chronograph with colum-Wheel visible on the dial side
- Date Calendar display at 3 o’clock
- Oscillating weight Tungsten oscillating weight with micro-blasted and satin-finished surface treated in pearly black
- Power reserve 72 hours
Straps Black Schedoni Leather and black rubber Strap with Red Stitching
- Black PVD Titanium with Black Ceramic Insert
- Deployant Buckle Clasp