Hublot has revised its Ferrari collaboration 'Big Bang Unico' watch - just in time for Christmas.
The timepiece comes as a result of Hublot’s role of ‘Official Watch’ partner and ‘Official Timekeeper’ to the F1 team, with the watch taking inspiration from the iconic design of the most recent Ferrari models.
The two brands got together to redesigned the contours of the collaborative Big Bang Unico model. The new design combines Hublot's ‘cutting-edge’ ideas and Ferrari's design language. The new silhouette and proportions highlight the revamped watch architecture with 'highly functional, stylish details'.
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 at 6 o'clock. At 9 o'clock, the seconds counter is in the shape of a Ferrari air extractor. The hour and minute hands have been completely redesigned. Instead of being positioned horizontally, the numerals are now positioned in line with the indices, which ‘float’ above the dial, giving a 3D look.
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.
On the crown side, the case middle features a red line detail, inspired by the groove to the rear of the LaFerrari. The elongated push-buttons are fixed to a rotating staff like the pedals on a car. The name "Ferrari" is emblazoned in bright red across the watch's ‘sandwich-like’ case construction.
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 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.
The Hublot range starts from £5,600 to £25,200.