Flash News: Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Carbon King Gold or Titanium
By Thierry Ané on March 19, 2015
The Ferrari collection seems to be as successful as the famous Big Bang line and Hublot’s designers appear to have the same boundless creativity when it comes to introducing new renditions of both timepieces!
For Baselworld 2015, the Nyon-based Manufacture unveils two limited edition models named respectively Big Bang Ferrari Carbon King Gold and Big Bang Ferrari Carbon Titanium. The former is limited to 500 pieces and 1,000 units of the latter will be produced.
No change on the movement side as both models are still equipped with the in-house HUB 1241 Unico flyback chronograph that powers the entire Ferrari range.
The case is also characteristic of the line with the patented system to easily change the strap. As usual, the watch comes with two Schedoni leather straps mounted on rubber for comfort and the folding buckles feature a nice carbon insert. The main strap is brown with brown stitches on the Big Bang Ferrari Carbon King Gold whereas it is grey with contrasting red stitching for the Big Bang Ferrari Carbon Titanium.
The bezel of both renditions is in fact what makes them so unique. Indeed, with these two models Hublot is introducing another fusion of materials by successfully mixing carbon fibre and metal (either King Gold or Titanium). King Gold or titanium leaves have been added to the layers of carbon fibre in the production process to create these heterogeneous-looking composites never seen before in Fine Watchmaking.
Both timepieces are absolutely stunning and the new materials are definitely here to stay! From the side of the bezel, one can actually see thin layers of King Gold or titanium squeezed between layers of carbon fibres giving a real sense of the pile-up structure of any carbon-based composite. From the top, the look is completely different as the metal leaves seem to have merged into the carbon for an effect not unlike that produced by meteorite.
For more information about this new timepiece:
• please visit the Hublot web site,
• click on the watch’s technical form below,
• visit Watch Agora after the Basel fair for our in-depth presentations of all the new timepieces with a glut of live pictures and videos!