The Power Of Red

MAKING THE IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE, HUBLOT CREATES THE FIRST VIBRANTLY COLOURED CERAMIC.

Always unique, always different!

 

“There is a quote which perfectly illustrates our ongoing desire to push watchmaking, materials, and fusion to the limit. A conviction that nothing is impossible. In the words of Charlie Chaplin: “Let us strive for the impossible. The great achievements throughout history have been the conquest of what seemed the impossible”. Today, with the world’s first vibrantly colored ceramic, Hublot has once again demonstrated that the impossible really is possible!”

Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot

 

This time Hublot used its innovative approach in ceramics and produced the Big Bang Unico Red Magic! For this first colored ceramic, Hublot has chosen a vivid red, which symbolises power, passion and glory. The Big Bang Unico Red Magic is undoubtedly an ultra-resilient ceramic watch full of fire. The Hublot R&D department and Metallurgy & Materials laboratory have succeeded in inventing a magic formula that allows the creation of vibrantly colored ceramics. This has previously not been done in industries using technical and aesthetic ceramics. In total, it took Hublot four years to master this discovery and develop it from initial idea to its industrialisations. The invention is 100% Hublot and the expertise has been patented. Hublot continues to make strides in the research into materials. This newly developed ceramic is incredibly dense, boasting a hardness of 1500 HVI compared to 1200 HV2 of conventional ceramics. This results in an extremely resilient material. With just 500 pieces released, its 45 mm case and bezel are made from Hublot’s patented red ceramic, boasting a polished finish. This theme encompasses the entire watch, matched with a lined structured red rubber strap.

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Unlimited Imagination

Hublot has always created models with a distinctive design and this holds true also for its collaboration with Ferrari, begun in 2011. Each new edition embodies the constant quest for innovation, excellence and performance which unites these two brands. Taking inspiration from the innovative volumes and iconic design of the most recent Ferrari models, Ferrari and Hublot have redesigned the contours of the Big Bang Unico model.

 The best of both worlds

 This new design combines Hublot’s cutting-edge ideas and Ferrari’s design language. The perfect silhouette and proportions highlight the new architecture of the Big Bang Ferrari, featuring highly functional yet stylish details.

 Dial

 The minute counter and date window at 3 o’clock are designed like a car tachometer and style of the date is inspired by a Ferrari speed dial. The ‘Prancing Horse’ logo features discreetly at 6 o’clock. At 9 o’clock, the seconds counter is in the shape of an air extractor. The hour and minute hands, which have been completely redesigned, offer improved readability. Instead of being positioned horizontally, the numerals are now positioned in line with the indices, which seem to float above the dial, giving the whole piece a 3D look.

 Case

 Forming a subtle yet perfect balance between innovative volumes and slender, functional forms, the contours of the bezel have been redesigned with countersunk notches for the 6 screws; a more ergonomic form that protects the screws and looks as if taken directly from an integrated control unit.

 Profile

 On the crown side, the case middle features a red line detail, recalling the iconic groove to the rear of the LaFerrari model. Marked with the Hublot logo, the crown has a much more integrated and ergonomic crown guard. It evokes the characteristic form of the TPE (Turbo Performance Engineer) set in the centre of the Ferrari dashboard. The other profile is inspired by the styling of Ferrari cars. The name “Ferrari” is emblazoned in bright red across the watch’s now iconic sandwich-like case construction.

 Movement

 The Big Bang Ferrari is equipped with a Unico movement – the Hublot Manufacture movement that integrates a flyback chronograph with column wheel positioned on the dial side. The oscillating weight echoes the iconic star spoke design of the Ferrari wheel rims, while the main plate, bridges and oscillating weight are all treated with black PVD and can be seen through the dial and sapphire case-back.

 

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