The partnership between Swiss watchmaker Hublot and Italian car marque Ferrari has resulted in some very interesting watches indeed, and I think it should be ranked as one of the most genuinely interesting design partnerships in watches. And while the Classic Fusion Ferrari GT, with its dangerous curves, was one of the real highlight releases of this year (in King Gold, please!), it was far from the only one.
This big fella — one of a trio celebrating Scuderia Ferrari’s 90th anniversary (and called, appropriately enough, the Big Bang Scuderia Ferrari 90th Anniversary Sapphire) — is a classic Hublot. We’re talking about 45mm of large, very much in charge, sapphire case, with a hulking great carbon bezel that looks like it might well be an actual brake disc off a Ferrari, rather than just inspired by one. On top of that, there’s a popping strap of woven Kevlar (one of the other case versions offers Nomex, which is also super cool). And that’s before we get to the case itself. Sapphire is incredibly hard, and looks incredibly cool. Though, interestingly enough, here the sapphire doesn’t dominate the show as you’d expect, but rather provides a frame and strong textural counterpoint for the bezel, strap and internal details. Speaking of internal details, it’s the HUB1241, one of the brand’s manufacture chronograph movements. Bold style, suitable for an Italian stallion.
Hublot Big Bang Scuderia Ferrari 90th Anniversary Sapphire price and availability
Hublot Big Bang Scuderia Ferrari 90th Anniversary Sapphire, limited to 90 pieces, $89,000 AUD
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