Ferrari has gone through a number of watchmakers over the years, from Girard-Perregaux to Panerai. These days the duty falls to Hublot, but rather than apply the Prancing Horse logo to one timepiece, Hublot has come out with a steady stream of limited-edition watches in collaboration with the famed Italian automaker.
This latest one is the Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Singapore Limited Edition and is crafted around a ceramic case with all manner of red accents. It has a red sapphire crystal face, red hour and minute indices, and two interchangeable straps: one in red rubber with black trim and the other in black leather – crafted by Schedoni, which makes the fitted luggage for Ferrari trunks – with red stitching, both buckled with a black PVD titanium clasp. The red color, of course, is closely associated with the exotic carmaker, but also the southeast Asian island nation to which this timepiece remains exclusive.
Inside the 45.5mm black ceramic case sits Hublot's in-house 1241 Unico flyback chronograph movement which can be rest at the push of a button at any time. The movement is comprised of 330 components, frequents at 28,800 vibrations per hour, has a 72-hour power reserve and date window, and is water resistant to 10 atmospheres (100 meters).
Set to be officially unveiled during the Singapore Grand Prix at a special exhibition in the Paragon atrium in September, this particular Hublot will be made available in a limited run of 50 examples exclusively through the Singapore-based luxury watch retailer The Hour Glass.
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