Limited to 50 pieces in ceramic and 20 bits in King Gold, the Hublot MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis is still another limited release which is, at least in part, due to the difficulties involved with the production procedure. Evidently the step-down pattern worked into the lower part of the crystal can’t be simple to achieve but it features a clear and unrestricted view of the tourbillon’s range of movement. This should be a visual treat to watch as the primary axis makes its full rotation every minute while the next axis does it in just 30 seconds. The result is a seemingly frantic screen of complication that the wearer can then admire through different angles as a result of the distinct sapphire crystal design.In big, bold Hublot design, the case of the Hublot MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis measures 49mm in diameter along with 17.95mm thick. I believe the size is fitting for the layout and will work well to improve the prominence of this bi-axial tourbillon display. Additionally, it supplies 30m of water immunity (in case you drop it in the pool or something) and the titanium and gold versions have been completed with a variety of satin, shiny, and micro-blasted surfaces. Most importantly, the large polishing on both sides of the lugs and the bezel transition well as you go nearer into the sapphire tourbillon window, something I am sure will interpret much better in person as far as the visuals go. Another intriguing feature is that the lever system in 9 o’clock which moves forward or back a day together with ease.The 43-jewel caliber HUB9009.H1.RA is a self-winding motion that operates at 3Hz and provides a total 5 days of power reserve. As seen from the case back, the movement indicates the sort of detailed construction and finishing you anticipate with gray-coated Anthracite bridges, a polished Rhodium plated balance, and of course, the defining bi-axis tourbillon array that functions as its most notable characteristic. Additionally, the two models of this Hublot MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis come with a patterned black rubber strap having a fitting deployant clasp in titanium or King gold.
Hublot‘s collaboration with Ferrari has been a fruitful one, spawning several dozen wristwatches including the exotic, engine-shaped MP-05 LaFerrari. That list just got longer with the launch of the redesigned Big Bang Ferrari Unico.
The new Big Bang Ferrari is a variation on the previous generation, with the same mix of automobile-inspired elements in the design, like a wheel rim-shaped rotor and brake pedal chronograph pushers. But the new models have added detail on the dial and case, for instance bezel screws set in recesses, as well as more fluid lines on the case.
The case remains 45mm in diameter, with a quick-release system for swapping straps. And the movement is the Unico, Hublot’s in-house chronograph calibre.
Three versions of the new Big Bang Ferrari are available (pictured below from left): a 1000-piece limited edition in titanium, 500 pieces in carbon composite, and another 500 pieces in 18k King Gold.
Price and availability
The Big Bang Ferrari will be available starting early 2017 from Hublot retailers and boutiques.
Titanium ref. 402.NX.0123.WR – US$26,200
Carbon ref. 402.QU.0113.WR – US$28,300
King Gold ref. 402.OX.0138.WR – US$42,000