The movements story

Designed by

The culmination of any integrated watch manufactured is to be able to equip its watches with exclusive movements made within its own ateliers. Hublot is such a manufacture, and much more. From self-winding chronograph movements to High-Complications striking pieces and unique never-before-seen horological concepts, the traditional art of watchmaking is reinvented in a 21st century context within the walls of the Hublot manufacture.

01.Unico Movement

The unico boasts several unique features that make it a truly oustanding mechanical movement.

02.Ferrari Movement

The unique power reserve lasts an incredible 50 days - a new world record in Horology.

Intricate movements

In Action

Requiring over 2 years of research and development, the in-house Unico movement is in a league of its own

Consisting of no less than 330 individually assembled components, the original Unico movement features an integrated flyback chronograph with a column-wheel mechanism positioned on the dial side of the movement; something of a rarity in the world of haute horlogerie. Since its creation, the Unico movement has also been made with additional functions and complications, including a world-time GMT and a patented bi-retrograde chronograph for timing football matches.

Hublot's strength resides in its very clear identity - the art of fusion - this unique ability to create timepieces which combine tradition and innovation
Ricardo Guadalupe
Chief executive officer

The process

Designing a

From the idea and the first pencil stroke, Hublot’s micro-technology engineers and designers put together a dossier of plans that will be used to manufacture the components of a new movement.

  • 10 people

    It takes over 10 people across all fields to design and develop a bespoke Hublot movement.

  • 3000 man hours

    over 3000 man hours to produce an immaculate Hublot chronograph.

  • 2 years

    It took a total of 2 years to design the Hublot Unico Flyback Chronograph movement.


Designing a movement

The conception of a movement begins with an idea put onto paper in rough pencil sketches, with a clear vision in mind in terms of desired basic functions, complications and a general shape or aesthetic direction. Once the basic movement design is established, the micro-engineers and draftsmen put together a precise blueprint of the movement and its individual components, as well as the methodology for their production and assembly.

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