13 January 2017
The name of the latest chronograph to have emerged from the partnership between Hublot and the Maranello-based manufacturer, formed in 2011, is simply Big Bang Ferrari Unico. And its design is inspired by the legendary “red” sports car down to the smallest detail: the minute counter looks like a tachometer, the date window recalls the numbers of a speedometer, the smooth seconds counter is in the shape of an air extractor, the elongated push-buttons are fixed to a rotating staff like the pedals on a car… Nor could the Prancing Horse logo fail to appear, clearly visible at 6 o’clock. And the analogies continue in the mechanism too, in particular in the oscillating weight shaped like the five- spoked star of the Ferrari wheel rim. As for the self-winding movement, it is the in-house Unico caliber: equipped with silicon components, a column wheel (the most refined device for the handling of chronographic functions) visible from the dial, a 3-day power reserve and flyback function (which allows the timing to be reset to zero and started again immediately with a single push of the button). The modular case, characteristic of the entire collection, has a diameter of 45 mm and is made of King Gold, Hublot’s proprietary alloy. The strap is made from black Alcantara sewn onto rubber with the red stitching typical of Ferrari upholstery, and can easily be swapped—thanks to the One Click system—for another strap made of Schedoni leather. Produced in a limited edition of 500 pieces, the watch is also available in titanium (1000 pieces) or carbon fiber (500 pieces).