The latest collaborations with the world-famous luxury car brand
Hublot and Ferrari have worked together since 2011 (Hublot is said to create the engines of the watches, while Ferrari works on the styling). This year, there are new models to add to the collection– the Classic Fusion Ferrari GT and the Big Bang Scuderia Ferrari 90th Anniversary.
Classic Fusion Ferrari GT
The Classic Fusion Ferrari GT, a homage to the Gran Turismo cars, features a new UNICO manufacture movement – the second of Hublot’s own chronograph calibres. Protected by four patents, this is a self-winding chronograph movement, with a choice of three 45mm cases to house it in: Titanium (limited to 1,000 pieces), King Gold or 3D Carbon (both limited to 500 pieces).
A polymer matrix composite (PMC) made of 3D fibres has been used for the carbon-case option – very popular in motorsport for its low weight and high resistance. Note the prancing horse on the dial of the watch at 12 o’clock, with red styling touches and a black rubber and Schedoni leather strap (the same material used for the seats in Maranello race cars).
Big Bang Scuderia Ferrari 90th Anniversary
The Big Bang Scuderia Ferrari 90th Anniversary watch is being released to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Scuderia Ferrari, the brand’s racing division, founded in 1929. This will be available in three exclusive editions, produced in limited numbers, with each honouring a different time period: past, present and future.
The past model resembles a classic speedometer, with a platinum case and stitched perforated strap; the present model, with a 3D carbon case and Nomex strap, reflects the best of modern-day racing; while the transparent case of the final watch, made from sapphire, is said to represent the future. Only 90 of each watch will be available, plus 10 collector’s sets containing all three models. The Scuderia colours of yellow, red and black have been divided between the three.
Each 45mm watch houses the UNICO flyback chronograph movement, with a bezel cut from ceramic carbon – the same material used in Formula 1 brake discs.