Date:20 June 2013
We’re told that Hublot’s new and visually striking watch was designed in parallel with the eponymous (and we have to say, oddly named) Ferrari. Whatever. Its movement features no fewer than 637 components, and it comes with a tourbillion (in essence, says Wikipedia, a device aimed at countering the effects of gravity by mounting the escapement and balance wheel in a rotating cage). The watch’s power reserve of about 50 days is credited to an array of 11 barrels, arranged in a line (much like a spinal column) and interconnected in such a way that they do not each discharge in turn, instead supporting each other.
Constructed from black PVD titanium, the watch features a complex-shaped sapphire crystal that’s vaguely reminiscent of the car’s outline. The passage of the seconds is indicated by means of an aluminium cylinder fastened to the suspended Tourbillon cage – which is significantly larger than usual, according to Hublot, to provide a better appreciation of the mechanical parts. Another cylinder indicates the power reserve, and reinforcing bars of anodised red aluminium on either side bring to mind Ferrari’s signature red livery. The MP-05 LaFerrari is available in a limited edition of just 50 numbered pieces.
See how they created the MP-05 LaFerrari masterpiece in this video…