The movements story

Designed by

The culmination of any integrated watch manufacturer is to be able to equip its watches with exclusive movements made within its own ateliers. From self-winding chronograph movements to striking high-complication 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

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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.

  • 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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