Another gem born out of the Ferrari-Hublot partnership, the Big Bang Ferrari watch is available in two equally beautiful versions: with Black Ceramic and Grey Ceramic cases. The new Hublot Big Bang Ferrari watches will be produced in a limited edition of 250 pieces: prices range from $28,600 to $43,600.
Big Bang Ferrari models, introduced at Baselworld 2015, are named for their coloring the Big Bang Ferrari Black Ceramic and the Big Bang Ferrari Grey Ceramic.
The newest models have 45-mm cases made fully in ceramic. Push-pieces for the chronograph, situated at 2 and 4 o’clock, are made of titanium and either satin finished (on the gray model) or PVD treated (on the black). The reset pusher beneath the crown is topped in titanium with the Ferrari name in red lacquer running across it.
The loudest feature on the new Big Bang Ferrari is its strap. Made of black rubber and leather by Schedoni of Modena, Italy, each strap has a racing stripe running down its center. The Black Ceramic has a blue-and-white stripe to contrast the red, and the Grey Ceramic has black-and-white to play off the gray with somewhat greater subtlety. (Hublot says that the colors are meant to evoke Ferrari’s classic red and the gray of the North American Racing Team.) The straps have a titanium deployant buckle, engraved with the Hublot name.
The dial is where we find all the Ferrari touchstones. The car brand’s logo, the prancing horse, appears at 9 o’clock. Across from it is the chronograph minutes counter window at 3, with a yellow-backed date aperture inside of it. (Through the openworked dial you can see the skeletonized date numerals in a rotating ring.) But the most prominent and novel feature of this Ferrari dial is the latticework that functions as a dial. This mesh echoes the grilles on Ferrari cars; it also lets you look through to the movement. Above the grille, the hands and indexes have Super-LumiNova coating and are either rhodium plated or coated in black for the gray and black models, respectively.
The new Ferrari pieces use the HUB 1241 Unico movement. This automatic caliber is a flyback chronograph with a power reserve of 72 hours. The movement can also be seen through the ceramic caseback, which includes a sapphire window.