Behind the WheelThese watches are based on fast cars, such as Audi and Bentley. They are the perfect timepieces for when you’re out on the road
Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Titanium Carbon
When it comes to cool watches based on fast cars, Hublot and Ferrari’s latest design isn’t so much ‘inspired by’ as forged in the garage itself. To mark the third year of their collaboration, the Hublot team spent time with the Ferrari design studio staff, engineers and technicians, visiting the factory and studying the materials they used. The result?
A timepiece that’s unlike anything else on the market. Making the most of the Swiss watchmaker’s taste for ‘fusion’, the Big Bang Ferrari’s sporty 45mm case blends advanced elements including versatile carbon fibre (lighter than aluminium, stronger than steel), anti-corrosive titanium and, erm, rubber to create a look and feel that’s unique.
And, fittingly for a Ferrari, there’s just as much going on under the hood as on the surface: the self-winding Unico movement (manufactured in-house by Hublot) comprises 330 handassembled components, while the flyback chronograph means the watch is safe at pressures of up to 10 bar.
It even has Ferrari’s exclusive edge; with only 1,000 of these bad boys in existence, expect them to disappear faster than the Scuderia’s finest.
Unmistakeable Scuderia hallmarks on the Big Bang Ferrari Titanium Carbon include the Cavallino Rampante (the prancing horse) on the left, and the chronograph counter in red and date window in yellow – the classic Ferrari colours – on the right.
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