In motorsports, no two words have the same evocative weight as Ferrari. Since the creation of the sport in 1950, Ferrari is the only team that has participated in every Formula One Grand Prix. watch replica.It is the most successful team in F1 history. It has won 16 constructors’ championships and 15 drivers in the past 70 years. Championship title and 237 competitions.
On September 13, 2020, when Scuderia Ferrari celebrated its 1,000th Grand Prix at the Tuscany Grand Prix, long-term brand partner Hublot announced a pair of limited edition Big Bang chronographs aimed at Capture the past and present of this historic racing team. The limited edition Hublot Big Bang Ferrari 1000 GP series takes this traditional avant-garde brand outside the usual cab, exploring its own design language in an interesting way.
Both versions of the Hublot Big Bang Ferrari 1000 GP start with the iconic and complex 45 mm case structure of Big Bang, and the interpretation of this radical multi-faceted shape is day and night. The first variant aims to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Ferrari in Formula One, and aims to give retro inspiration to this futuristic Hublot case with a mirror-polished platinum finish.
Although the idea of bringing Hublot’s style back to the era before the brand itself is interesting, in the image, the solid polished surface seems to flatten out many of the dynamic angles that usually dominate the contours of the case. The black long rectangular button and the oversized crown at 3 o’clock did break this overall effect, but the frosted black surface showed red traces, which did not inspire the spirit of the 50s to inspire other versions.
The second variant of the Hublot Big Bang Ferrari 1000 GP enables it to better capture the present and future of the Hublot Ferrari team, thereby making Hublot more comfortable. The shape of the 45mm case remains intact here, but is made of striped matte carbon-ceramic composite material, which evokes the brake discs of modern Formula One racing cars.
Compared to stabilized polished platinum, this multi-shaded matte material appears to be more complementary to Big Bang’s aggressive angle geometry on first inspection. The black buttons and crown are also inherited from other versions, but here it looks more like at home, making the overall look more cohesive. Both models have a commemorative sapphire back cover, and are printed with the “1000 GP” logo, and the rated water resistance is 100 meters.
Although the two variants use different ways to organize the case, the two versions of the Hublot Big Bang Ferrari 1000 GP use almost the same dial. These sapphire dials use the same formula as the limited edition Big Bang Unico Ferrari, with Alpha hands, boldly applied Arabic numerals and baton index, and a 60-minute oversized dial at three o’clock.
For the platinum case version, these elements have a highly polished rhodium coating, while the carbon-ceramic variant has a softer black coating appearance for its dial elements. The obvious visual focus is the gorgeous Ferrari Prancing Horse logo at 6 o’clock, but the dial also subtly nods to Scuderia Ferrari in the 3 o’clock date window.
The vibrant Rosso Corsa red is undoubtedly the color most associated with Ferrari on the track and on the road, while the bright Giallo Fly yellow used for day windows is a close second, bringing a broad legacy to Ferrari.
Both versions of Hublot Big Bang Ferrari 1000 GP use the internal HUB1243 Unico automatic flyback chronograph movement. In the past few years, this movement has appeared in several Big Bang releases with Ferrari as the theme, and has a complex train wheel actuation system for chronographs. HUB1243 also has a strong 72-hour power reserve with a beat rate of 28,800 bph.
In order to be completely different from the case decoration between the two models, each version of the Hublot Big Bang Ferrari 1000 GP is equipped with a unique strap. For the platinum case version, it is in the form of a sandy tan rubber-lined suede strap, which is the same as the Pecari leather used in early Formula One racing gloves.
The white double contrast stitching adds a clear visual highlight here. For the carbon ceramic series, Hublot uses a black rubber lining strap in the brand’s proprietary SuperFabric woven material. The end result is a high-tech, patterned appearance, reminiscent of the woven carbon fiber and houndstooth print in the image.
Although it is far away from the first Ferrari-style models in the Big Bang series, the two variants of the Hublot Big Bang Ferrari 1000 GP represent the most striking and unique results of this long-term brand partnership.