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A Fleet of Ferraris: 10 Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Watches

The newest Big Bang Ferrari models, introduced at Baselworld 2015, are named for their coloring: the Big Bang Ferrari Black Ceramic and the Big Bang Ferrari Grey Ceramic. They have 45-mm cases made fully in ceramic. Push-pieces for the chronograph, situated at 2 and 4 o’clock, are made of titanium and either satin finished (on the gray model) or PVD treated (on the black). The reset pusher beneath the crown is topped in titanium with the Ferrari name in red lacquer running across it.

Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Black Ceramic glamor 560The loudest feature on the 2015 Big Bang Ferrari is its strap. Made of black rubber and leather by Schedoni of Modena, Italy, each strap has a racing stripe running down its center. The Black Ceramic has a blue-and-white stripe to contrast the red, and the Grey Ceramic has black-and-white to play off the gray with somewhat greater subtlety. (Hublot says that the colors are meant to evoke Ferrari’s classic red and the gray of the North American Racing Team.) The straps have a titanium deployant buckle, engraved with the Hublot name.

Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Grey Ceramic glamor 560

The dial is where we find all the Ferrari touchstones. The car brand’s logo, the prancing horse, appears at 9 o’clock. Across from it is the chronograph minutes counter window at 3, with a yellow-backed date aperture inside of it. (Through the openworked dial you can see the skeletonized date numerals in a rotating ring.) But the most prominent and novel feature of this Ferrari dial is the latticework that functions as a dial. This mesh echoes the grilles on Ferrari cars; it also lets you look through to the movement. Above the grille, the hands and indexes have Super-LumiNova coating and are either rhodium plated or coated in black for the gray and black models, respectively.

The most recent Ferrari pieces use the HUB 1241 Unico movement. This automatic caliber is a flyback chronograph with a power reserve of 72 hours. The movement can also be seen through the ceramic caseback, which includes a sapphire window.

The new Hublot Big Bang Ferrari watches will be produced in a limited edition of 250 pieces: prices range from $28,600 to $43,600. Gentlemen, start your engines.

Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Black Ceramic soldier 560 Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Grey Ceramic soldier 560


This article was originally published in 2013 and has been updated with new material.



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  1. They all look horrible, are terrible expensive and lack style. I find Jean-claude Biver one of the most remarkable watch world persons and cannot understand that his heritage did not stay.

  2. Yet more variations on the same watch.

    And none of them are all that attractive.

    How Hublot continues to exist, yet alone prosper, is beyond comprehension.

  3. Manuel O. Cruz

    I like the Ferrari Edition in black ceramic that cost $29,800 limited edition of 1,000 pieces called Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Ceramic,but is expensive. I also like the Big Bang King Power that is on the magazine in Titanium. Is that model 48mm? What is the retail price of that model? I like it a lot. Can you help me finding that watch for $ 17,500 to $ 18,500? Just let me know the boutique or retail store that have it. Boutiques are more expensive, so I preferred a retail store with a variety of other brand watches.

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