I can honestly think of few watch/car matches more perfect than that of Hublot and Ferrari. The two occupy similar positions in their respective ecosystems: big, bold, and yes, even brash — but also instantly recognisable and intensely coveted. But beyond that, the carmaker and watchmaker share a fearless approach to design and performance, and a tendency to do things their own way. Take LaFerrari for example — both the watch and the car. Although, not every collaboration between these two passion invoking brands is quite as intense as LaFerrari, as this latest limited edition Big Bang Unico demonstrates. At first glance, this watch is very, very clearly a Hublot. But on further inspection the automotive touches become clear. There are the dial details – from the obvious horse to the slightly more subtle speedo-esque minutes counter – and Ferrari yellow date wheel. And then there are the design touches that speak more clearly to the principles and values of Ferrari’s approach to design; the ergonomics of the crown shroud, the shape of the chronograph pushers, and the recessed bezel screws. What this means is that the latest generation of the Big Bang Ferrari is the most finely evolved, full of unique tweaks that result in a harmonious fusion of car and watch.
Hublot Big Bang Unico Ferrari in King Gold Australian pricing and availability
Hublot Big Bang Unico Ferrari in King Gold, limited to 500 pieces, $54,100.