Hublot celebrated its partnership with Ferrari at the final event in the racing season calendar at the Mugello racetrack in Tuscany.
The Finali Mondiali closes the 2019 Ferrari Racing world championship, marked another successful year of the collaboration with Hublot, which has been associated with the event since 2012.
Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO Hublot, said: “This year, as every year, numerous Ferrari road cars, racing cars, and premier class F1 Clienti cars took to the track, supported by legions of tifosi, the passionate fans of the iconic Italian brand with its headquarters in Maranello.
“During this major event, which draws vehicles from across three continents, spectators were able to admire the features of the XX and F1 models affiliated with the Corse Clienti programme.”
Hublot is the official partner of the Prancing Horse, the symbol of Italian sports car manufacturer, and marked this in a number of ways.
On the track, the famous safety car with its flashing warning lights was in Hublot colours, while the event also provided the brand with the chance to give guests a closer look at its Classic Fusion Ferrari GT watch.
The Classic Fusion Ferrari GT was designed by Flavio Manzoni, director of the “Centro Stile Ferrari”, the prestigious design office at the heart of Ferrari.
It is equipped with a 45-mm “double” case which appears to float above the wrist thanks to its attachment using six Hublot screws.
It houses a Unico calibre HUB1281 manufacture movement, and a flyback chronograph with column wheel visible on the dial side and is available in a choice of three materials: titanium, King Gold and 3D Carbon.
Used here for the first time on a watch, this polymer matrix composite (PMC) with three-dimensional woven fibre reinforcement is well-known in the motor racing industry for its hard-wearing, lightweight properties.
Another star that guests to the Finali Mondiali were able to admire was the Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Unico, another watch born of the partnership between the Swiss watchmaker and the Italian constructor, with the King Gold and Titanium versions on show.
Constructed with the signature “sandwich” technique used on Big Bang models, its case – 45 mm in diameter – features the Ferrari inscription.
It protects the famous Unico manufacture movement, Hublot’s proprietary mechanism equipped with a flyback chronograph with a column wheel visible and positioned on the dial side. The minute counter set at 3 o’clock on this dial is designed to resemble a rev counter, and the date window is inspired by a gear selector.