It’s been 20 years since Ferrari first entered China, and to celebrate the occasion, master horologist Hublot and Ferrari have teamed up to introduce, the Big Bang Tourbillon Chrono Ferrari edition timepiece. As the occasion symbolizes, the watch will have only 20 editions ever made for lucky collectors to lay their hands on. From what the insiders say, this could very well be an indication to many such masterpieces in the coming year, since these 2 brands have recently joined hands on a worldwide scale.
Like the classic mechanical watches, this one too has a 44mm dial which is now becoming a bit of a trend in the segment. The sporty structure of the chassis is built out of carbon fiber, and the exposed partial skeleton both on the rear and front end. These ends are covered by a sapphire crystal, which has been given a rose tint for the unique effect. On the dial, there are 3-subdials to complement the main dial which displays the hours and minutes. The upper right-hand dial contains a ‘Ferrari red’ hand which displays the minutes on a 5 minute interval. The main hours and minutes are displayed by uniquely shaped white hands. However, the power reserve of 120 hours has the smallest area in this setup, shown at the 9 ‘o’ clock position.
On the technical part, there is the HUB 6300 movement with clutch tourbillon escapement. This mechanism is a part of the watch’s engine, which comprises of 260 components amongst which 35 are precious jewels. In terms of technical aesthetics, the side crown is polished stainless steel, and the strapping is a hornback crocodile leather and rubber with PVD Titanium buckles. The hind side of the dial will have the red lettering of the watch’s particular unit number, and also steel colored marking of the special edition. The pricing however, remains unknown.