Hot wheels and haute horlogerie: The Hublot Big Bang Ferrari

Hot wheels and haute horlogerie: The Hublot Big Bang Ferrari

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Text: Angelyn Kwek

Three design codes that prove the Hublot Big Bang Ferrari is haute horlogerie on wheels

Joining forces once again in an artistic team up, Hublot and Ferrari's synergetic partnership now sees a Big Bang Unico timepiece fashioned in the likeness of the Italian supercar. Inspired by the powerful lines and iconic design of the latest Ferrari rides burning up the asphalt, this limited edition watch fuses cutting-edge innovation and performance, stylised by a high-octane flair that puts a new spin on the contours of Hublot's signature model.

A bonafide powerhouse of a timepiece that combines the best of two distinctive universes, here are the reasons you ought to accentuate your wrist with the Hublot Big Bang Ferrari:

1. A car window dial
Designed to evoke the appearance of a car's tachometre, the dial takes after the Ferrari speed indicator with no less than three redesigns that transforms the watch's seconds counter, as well as the hour and minute hands. Positioned with numerals lined up alongside the indices for a three dimensional façade, the watch is discreetly stamped with the famed Prancing Horse logo at 6 o'clock that further distinguishes this unique Big Bang edition.

2. A reinvented case and profile
Flaunting the perfect proportions between robust ergonomics and sleek functionality, the Big Bang Ferrari's contours mimic the streamlined silhouette of its namesake supercar. Crafted with a brand new bezel encircling the 45mm diametre frame, the case middle also features a red line detailing that reflects the iconic groove found at the rear of the LaFerrari. Additionally, elongated push buttons affixed upon a rotating staff recalls the pedals on a car.

Hublot Big Bang Ferrari

3. High-tech speed machine
No Ferrari incarnate is complete without a formidable core. Equipped with Hublot's in-house manufactured Unico movement integrated with a flyback chronograph, this timepiece is muscle and precision worthy of any Formula 1 racecourse. Closer examination will also reveal the signature 'star spoke' wheel rim rendered onto the oscillating weight, visible to the eye from the transparent sapphire crystal case back. Now this is how you do style and substance.

Hublot Big Bang Ferrari

The limited edition Hublot Big Bang Ferrari is exclusively available at authorised retailer The Hour Glass.

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