When there are technically four unique references, they’re all functionally the same watch provided with different case materials and diamond configurations.At their heart, these watches are the hublot watch 24 Replica Big Bang Chronograph powered by the calibre HUB4100, which is an automatic movement that delivers 42h of electricity book and beats at 28,800bph. I believe the HUB4100 is either based off the ETA 2894-2 or is a modified variant of it.I’m certain, given the vegas connection and Hublot’s polarizing designs generally, you won’t be surprised when I say these watches won’t be to everybody’s tastes. The first two variations start off using a microblasted black ceramic case, while the other two are a mix of ceramic and anodized aluminum and are put with 212 black diamonds.The bezels on each of the watches change also, with the easiest being a black porcelain like the situation and also the more elaborate ones with anywhere between 48 to 114 diamonds set in them. The most exclusive alternative — limited to one piece just — comes with the 48 baguette cut diamonds. These watches are ideal for someone who’s looking for some bling (possibly to signal that they have had a successful run in the tables) and is not especially picky regarding legibility. Perhaps it is the supplied press images or could just be me, but it feels like legibility wasn’t a vital consideration in the design process.
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