For Fine Eyes
Hublot Techframe Ferrari 70 Years Tourbillon Chronograph
The captivating new MP-09 re-enters this time around in a new case and movement by Hublot. To provide this unique sense of visibility, it beats to the rhythm of the calibre HUB9009. H1.RA, a mechanical movement with self winding featuring a 5 day power reserve. It also features a bi-axial tourbillon that undertakes a complete rotation per minute for the first axis and a rotation every 30 seconds for the second. In an aims to achieving this visual masterclass, the watchmakers from Hublot have placed an emphasis in its innovative date corrector. Via a simple winding movement of the lever up or down, the date moves respectively forward or back by a day.
Hublot MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis
As you might have already learnt, the luxury sports car maker, Ferrari, is celebrating 70 years of its iconic Prancing Horse brand and Hublot has already been part of the marque’s journey since 2011. It only makes sense that the two partners have come together in bringing forth this celebratory timepiece. A team effort that began in Maranello and ended in Nyon with Hublot, this new line carries an objective that is quite simple- to showcase Ferrari’s DNA of strength, performance and agility. Under the leadership of Head of Design Flavio Manzoni, the new Techframe Ferrari 70 Years Tourbillon Chronograph is very much like one of Ferrari’s thoroughbred supercars as it was designed using the same creative processes that are deployed in creating one of their new sports cars. The “engine”, in this instance is of course the Hublot movement, the HUB6311 calibre with manual winding (253 components) which offers 5-days of power reserve. Like that of a Ferrari, its lattice structure—that is unique in the world of watchmaking—offers maximum strength for minimal weight.
Thus, the black structure on the dial holds the chronograph counters and offers excellent legibility. The crown at 4 o’clock —raised by a black PVD Titanium insert decorated with the famous Prancing Horse—reduces the size of the watch to the greatest possible extent, and increases its aerodynamic look. Finally, the red push-button is strategically placed to facilitate its use—even when driving— and makes the design more ergonomic. The result is a chassis case with three components—skeleton middle, container, and back cover—that mirrors the styling imaged by Ferrari.
Available in King Gold and Titanium versions, the new Techframe Ferrari 70 Years Tourbillon Chronograph is also offered in PEEK (Polyether Ether Ketone) Carbon, a multi-layer hypo-allergenic material—made from particularly long carbon fibres—that is extremely durable and reliable. As with all of the coloured components of this new Techframe, the two-lateral push-buttons are made in the famous P485 Ferrari red. The back cover of the case is engraved in black with “Limited Edition, No. XX/70”, and the sapphire back is adorned with “Ferrari 70 Years”.