For Ferrari’s 70th anniversary, Hublot has created a special limited edition of its Techframe Tourbillon Chronograph. The Hublot Techframe Ferrari 70 Years Tourbillon Chronograph is available in three versions King Gold, PEEK Carbon, and Titanium each of which is produced in 70 limited editions. It is destined to be a collector’s item.
Designed by Ferrari and crafted by Hublot, the new Techframe Ferrari 70 Years Tourbillon Chronograph was a team effort which began at Ferrari HQ in Maranello and ended in Nyon with Hublot. The new line is intended to offer a watch rooted in Ferrari’s DNA, combining strength, performance and agility. A perfect fusion of the automotive and watchmaking worlds.
This watch was designed by Ferrari using the same creative processes as that used to develop a new sports car. The starting point for the designers was the Hublot movement – the ‘engine’ of the watch – around which they freely designed a high performance chassis.
Its lattice structure offers maximum strength for minimal weight. The styling of the Techframe Ferrari underlines the performances of the watch and no component is there by chance.
The crown at 4 o’clock – raised by a black PVD Titanium insert decorated with the famous Prancing Horse – reduces the size of the watch to the greatest possible extent, and increases its aerodynamic look.
The chronograph single-button for the start-stop-reset functions is strategically placed to facilitate its use – even when driving – and makes the design more ergonomic. Crafted from anodised aluminium in the typical Ferrari red colour, this push button becomes a truly distinctive and memorable element of the timepiece.
The Hublot manufacture took this design by Ferrari and applied its expertise in engineering, materials and watchmaking, to make these aesthetic and technical concepts feasible. The result is a 45 mm x 14.80 mm chassis case with a modular construction of three components – skeleton middle, container, and back cover – offering water resistance to 30 metres / 100 feet.
Visible on the dial, the tourbillon offers both the aesthetics of a flying tourbillon and the operational stability of a tourbillon with two pivot points. This is possible thanks to a sapphire crystal, almost invisible, placed above the cage that rotates once a minute and holds the upper part of the tourbillon using a bridge.
The Ferrari logo is clearly visible at the 9 o’clock position while the Hublot logo is positioned at 5 o’clock.
A matt black block designed by Ferrari, affixed to the sapphire holds a race-inspired twin half-second counter at 3 o’clock, the minutes counter at 11 o’clock and the column wheel at 1 o’clock — the brain controlling this sleek chronograph with tangential coupling.
The back cover of the case is engraved in black with “Limited Edition, No. XX/70”, and the sapphire back is adorned with “Ferrari 70 Years”.
The engine is the new hand-wound HUB6311 calibre beating at a frequency of 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations per hour) and offering 5 days of power reserve.
The black rubber strap can be easily changed thanks to two lateral push-buttons and is fitted with a folding clasp with a cover in PVD titanium with a plate decorated with King Gold, titanium or PEEK carbon.
The Hublot Techframe Ferrari 70 years Tourbillon Chronograph has prices of Swiss Francs 120,000 (US$ 127,000) in Titanium, Swiss Francs 130,000 (US$ 137,000) in PEEK Carbon and Swiss Francs 150,000 (US$ 158,000) in King Gold.