Hublot has created a new Big Bang model to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Ferrari in mainland China.
The Big Bang Ferrari Magic Gold Watch China has been limited to just 50 pieces and has been made from carbon fibre and Hublot’s Magic Gold, a new scratchproof alloy of 18ct gold that the brand unveiled three months ago.
To celebrate the launch of the watch Hublot chief executive Ricardo Guadalupe and Ferrari Greater China president and chief executive Edwin French got together in Shanghai to meet and greet racing fans at the 2012 Ferrari Racing Days and Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli Asia Pacific Shanghai Stop.
The Big Bang Ferrari Magic Gold Watch China Limited Edition sports a 45.5mm case with a cylindrical bezel made of carbon fibre that showcases the movement that is visible through the sapphire dial. An indexed crown features elongated push buttons, fixed along a rotating axis to mimic the pedals of a car, while carbon inserts give the case distinctive look.
The minute counter, whose hands and indices recall a Ferrari dashboard, is positioned at 3 o’clock and complemented by date window in Modena yellow. The legendary prancing horse is featured discreetly in relief at 9 o’clock.
The hour, the column wheel and dual horizontal coupling on the dial side appear in a new constellation reminiscent of Ferrari alloy wheel rims. The timepiece has a 72-hour power reserve, and is water resistant to 100 metres.