October 18, 2013, Hong Kong-Hublot’s Hong Kong store and Ferrari Hong Kong store are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their entry into Hong Kong Island. Hublot officially launches the Big Bang Ferrari. Hong Kong exclusive limited edition red ceramic watch.
This watch perfectly integrates all the innovative technologies of Hublot. After inventing the first scratch-resistant 18K gold in history, Magic Gold, Hublot successfully launched a new material bright-colored ceramic. The bright red reveals this new journey and pays special tribute to Ferrari. The research and development of bright red ceramic materials is a recent focus of Hublot’s R & D department and Hublot’s foundry in Switzerland. The quality of bright red ceramics is completely comparable to that of white or black ceramics, and global patents belong to Hublot.
In this prosperous time, Hublot naturally gave this latest material a significant new product—a bright red bezel over a 45mm diameter black ceramic case, which conveyed the advancement of Hublot.
This tribute to Ferrari and Hong Kong will be made by Mr. Jean-Claude Biver, Chairman of the Hublot Global Board, and Luca Claudelo Di Montezemo, Chairman of Ferrari Mr. Luca di Montezemolo together witnessed the world premiere.
Mr. Jean-Claude Beaver, Chairman of the Hublot Global Board of Directors, said: ‘With nearly two years of successful cooperation, we have reached a new level. This is a top luxury car from Italy and a superb system from Switzerland. The high collision of watch technology is also the infinite pursuit of extreme quality by both sides. We agree that Hublot and Ferrari will be an unprecedented and legendary cooperation, engraved in the world. ‘
From the detailed design to the craftsmanship, this watch highlights the DNA shared by the two brands-innovation, performance, technology and uniqueness. The watch is 45.5 mm in diameter, with a black ceramic case and a cylindrical bright red ceramic bezel, highlighting the UNICO flyback chronograph movement under the sapphire dial (the time can be reset at will). The watch is shrouded in red-the black ceramic case surrounds the bright red ceramic bezel and sapphire glass, the red hour and minute hands, and the black rubber and Schedoni leather strap with red stitching-not only highlights Our national color also echoes Ferrari’s famous and iconic colors. The watch is limited to 30 pieces and has an inconspicuous Prancing Horse logo on the back of the case.
The UNICO chronograph movement is comparable to a top-performance racing engine, carefully selected, designed and developed by Hublot to drive the Big Bang Ferrari. The number of components is more than 330, and the dial can be seen with column wheels and double horizontal bearings. The vibration frequency is 28,800 times per hour.
The crown button is lengthened (the “H” mark of Hublot can be adjusted automatically to maintain coordination), fixed on a rotating shaft similar to a car pedal, and the carbon material gives the dial a unique appearance. Each watch is equipped with two replacement straps, which are made of black rubber inside and Schedoni leather on the outside. The innovative quick-change system is inspired by the mechanical principles of seat belts. Tonal stitching echoes Ferrari’s signature seat cover process. Power reserve is 72 hours, and water-resistant to 100 meters.
This watch abandons redundant accessories and perfectly interprets Hublot’s ‘art of fusion’-Hublot’s revolutionary concept of subversion and Ferrari’s passion for extreme sports.
Big Bang Ferrari Hong Kong Exclusive Limited Edition Technical Parameters
Serial number 401.CF.0123.VR.FHK13
Limited collection of 30 pieces
Case 45.5mm diameter, polished satin-finished black ceramic
Bezel World’s first bright red ceramic bezel
Embedded 6 H-shaped black PVD coated titanium screws
Table mirror Sapphire mirror, anti-reflective coating
Lugs black synthetic resin
Front side Black synthetic resin with carbon fiber insert at 9 o’clock
Crown and buttons Polished black PVD-coated titanium with black natural rubber inlay
Stop button with red spray-painted Ferrari logo
Case back Round micro-blasted and polished black ceramic with Ferrari’s Prancing Horse logo.
Anti-reflective sapphire mirror on the inside
Water resistant to 10 atmospheres or 100 meters
Dial Sapphire mirror with Hublot logo
Rhodium-plated Ferrari Jump Horse intarsia
Brushed satin-finish rhodium-plated and white Ferrari logo
Hands Brushed satin-finished and rhodium-plated, giving off white cold light
Red timing and scoring hands
Movement HUB 1241 Unico
Hublot independently develops and manufactures; automatic winding flyback timing function; dial visible column wheel
Calendar pane at 3 o’clock
Clockwork box Micro-blasted and satin-finished pearlescent black tungsten barrel
Power reserve 72 hours
Strap Black Schedoni Ferrari saddle leather with red stitching on black natural rubber
Buckle Black PVD-coated titanium with black ceramic folding buckle