16 July 2013
Hublot expands its partnership with the Maranello-based Italian automobile manufacturer Ferrari by announcing a new 50 piece limited edition, the Big Bang Ferrari Beverly Hills.
Hublot, the manufacturer of Ferrari and Scuderia Ferrari “Official Watches,” and the official timekeeper of Ferrari, Scuderia Ferrari, and the Ferrari Challenge, adds to the family of Big Bang Ferrari watches with a new edition available exclusively at the Hublot Boutique Beverly Hills. The Big Bang Ferrari Beverly Hills fuses style, materials and mechanics in way that uniquely addresses the respective DNA of Hublot and Ferrari: innovation, performance, technology and exclusivity. The Big Bang Ferrari Beverly Hills sports a 45.5-mm black ceramic case with a satin-finished black ceramic bezel, blue inner bezel and sapphire dial, which dramatically showcase the automatic movement inside.
The UNICO chronograph movement can be compared to the best possible engine to power a racing car. With no fewer than 330 components, oscillating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, the column wheel and dual horizontal coupling on the dial side appear in a constellation reminiscent of Ferrari alloy wheel rims. The timepiece has a 72-hour power reserve, and is water-resistant to 100 meters.
The minute counter, whose hands and indices recall a Ferrari dashboard, is positioned at 3 o’clock and complemented by a date window in ‘Modena’ yellow. Ferrari’s legendary prancing horse is featured discreetly in relief at 9 o'clock.
The watch’s indexed crown is bracketed by elongated push buttons, fixed along a rotating axis like the pedals in a car. The Ferrari logo is engraved and lacquered red on the lower push button, complementing the red seconds hand and chronograph indices.
The blue schedoni leather strap, backed by black rubber and stitched in Ferrari red, is a nod to the signature upholstery craftsmanship typical of Ferrari.
The absence of superfluous accessories brings out the fusional and rational aspects of the Big Bang Ferrari Beverly Hills’ unique design, a pure expression of the values that characterize the sports spirit of Ferrari and at the same time the inimitable Hublot style.
The Big Bang Ferrari Beverly Hills is a limited edition of 50 numbered timepieces.
Reference 401.CX.0123.VR.BHB13 (BIG BANG FERRARI BEVERLY HILLS) - 50-piece limited edition
Case Diameter 45.5 mm in black ceramic
Bezel Satin-finished black ceramic - 6 black PVD titanium H-shaped countersunk, polished and locked screws
Crystal Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective coating
Bezel Lugs Black composite resin
Lateral inserts Black composite resin with carbon insert at 9 o'clock
Crown Polished black PVD titanium
Black rubber insert with Hublot logo
Push-pieces 2 o'clock, polished and micro-blasted black PVD titanium with black rubber insert 4 o'clock, polished and micro-blasted black PVD titanium with black rubber insert, engraved Ferrari logo, red lacquer
Case-back Circular micro-blasted and polished black ceramic - Sapphire crystal with interior anti-reflective treatment
Water resistance 10 ATM, i.e. approx. 100 meters
Dial Sapphire with white Hublot logo transfer - Rhodium-plated Ferrari prancing horse appliqué - Black-coated indexes - Blue inner bezel
Hands Black-coated, blue Super Luminova™ - Seconds hand, minute counter hand and chronograph in Ferrari red
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
Straps Black rubber, blue schedoni leather and red stitching
Clasp Black PVD titanium deployant buckle