In the year that the Formula 1 World Championship celebrates its 70th anniversary, the weekend of September 13th will see Scuderia Ferrari take part in their 1,000th Grand Prix.
Hublot celebrates Scuderia Ferrari as the only team to have taken part in every World Championship Formula 1 race since it was established in 1950, a true leader in the world of motorsport.
“Scuderia Ferrari is celebrating its 1000th Grand Prix at the Mugello circuit. To reach this milestone at an Italian race track will make the event even more special, and we are delighted to share our celebrations with our partners and friends from Hublot, with the presentation of the Big Bang Ferrari 1000 GP,” states Mattia Binotto, Scuderia Ferrari Team Principal.
“Since 2011, Hublot has worked closely with Scuderia Ferrari, the greatest
team in the history of motorsport. And it is with this in mind that we pay tribute to this incredible celebration of 1000 races at the Formula 1 Grand Prix, in the same year that our brand celebrates its 40th anniversary,” says Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot.
Introducing the Hublot Big Bang Ferrari 1000 GP, available in two versions, which pay tribute to Scuderia Ferrari and its role at the leading edge of advances in technology that Hublot utilizes in the watches, such as the carbon-ceramic used for one of the two Ferrari watch’s cases and bezel.
One of the two 2020 limited edition Big Bang Ferrari 1000 GP comes in an 18K white gold case that measures 45 mm x 16.70 mm with a polished white gold bezel, and sapphire dial with rhodium-plated applied hour markers and the prancing Ferrari horse hand-applied at 6 o’clock. (Ref. 402.WX.0112.VR)
The other comes in an ultra-lightweight 45 mm x 17.10 mm carbon-ceramic — a material that was developed by Hublot jointly with Scuderia Ferrari — with carbon-ceramic bezel with a sapphire dial with black-plated applied hour markers and a hand-applied Ferrari horse at 6 o’clock. (Ref. 402.QC.0112.NR)
Both wristwatches come with subtle Ferrari red highlights on the dial and crown, as well as an even more subtle Ferrari yellow-colored date wheel.
Hublot caliber HUB1243 drives both timepieces and beats at 4Hz, has 330 components, 38 jewels, and powers the hours, minutes, small seconds disc (shaped like a racing wheel), date, and 60-minute chronograph for up to 72-hours. The chronograph is a flyback Unico column-wheel equipped movement with an oscillating weight shaped like a Ferrari F1 racing wheel.
Each version of the 2020 Hublot Big Bang Ferrari 1000 GP has the numbered edition “XX/20” engraved on the caseback and will be delivered in a presentation box fitted with a rotor, a mechanical device that automatically winds the watch movement as it rotates. An outer case contains a pair of driving gloves, one of which is signed by Charles Leclerc and the other by Sebastian Vettel, Scuderia Ferrari’s current drivers. Two straps are included with each watch and can be easily swapped without a tool using Hublot’s patented One-Click strap change system. Water-resistance is rated to 100 meters.