Hublot MP-05 “LaFerrari” watch boasts a 50-day power reserve
When the 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari was unveiled recently, the world of stylists and collectors were left wondering as to what would the best accessories to carry along with the newly launched super-car. Before anything else, Hublot has ensured that the LaFerrari drivers will have MP-05 La Ferrari watch to wear every-time they take their ‘prancing horse’ for a spin. Like most Ferrari engines, the watch has been given a hand wound tourbillon movement which matches the power quotient of the car, with 50-day of power reserve, which is now a world record for it’s category. What also makes this timepiece even more precious, is that only 50 of these will be made, and 1 in 10 Ferrari owners will actually get a chance to wear the watch.
Since Ferrari’s heroics for it’s heavy duty engines is well known throughout the world, the accessory dedicated to it had to sport something equally powerful in it’s essence to match up. Hence, the 50-day power reserve which has become the main focus of the timepiece, as it also becomes a world record for hand wound tourbillon watch. This movement was known to have been developed in-house, specifically for this watch and each of them were made in-house to ensure that the quality standards are met at all times. The reference number of this unique movement happens to be 905.ND.0001.RX, the credit of which happens to go to the Hublot team, who worked with Ferrari to custom make it for them.
The watch by itself is made from a Black PVD coated titanium, which forms the front and rear open casing, covered by a specially crafted Sapphire crystal covering, also found in the LaFerrari car. The time is displayed by the interplaying movements of the 3 aluminum cylinders which have the hour, minute and seconds functions. Also the monumental power reserve is indicated by a separate cylinder in the dial. For a better long lasting effect, the cylinders have been given an anodized treatment for better function. The vibration rate for the core tourbillon movement is 21,600 vibrations/hour, and it comprises of 637 components in all. 108 of these are jewels, each picked specifically for the MP-05 LaFerrari watch.