Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Ferrari: Chrono Rosso
The first fruits of the recently announced strategic partnership between Hublot and Ferrari have just been revealed: a collectors’ series of just 20 watches titled Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Ferrari.
The newest chronograph was launched at this year’s Guangzhou International Auto Show on 20 November, but can be considered as a sort of exclusive ‘preview’ for the full range of Hublot/Ferrari watches which will be revealed at the 2012 Baselworld fair.
The case is a classic 44mm ‘Big Bang’ design and contains a Hublot HUB 6300 Column-wheel chronograph movement complete with a clutch Tourbillon escapement coupled directly to the cage. A power-reserve indicator sits on the side of the dial.
And endowing the new watch with that indefinable element of Ferrari magic, the sapphire crystal is tinted red (a difficult process) and the Prorosus crocodile strap carries red stitching: a true ‘Chrono Rosso’.
Text: Classic Driver