Two iconic names that join forces and together create a watch: it sounds like a match made in heaven, yet in the watch world there are plenty of examples where such a partnership resulted in watches that couldn’t even uphold their position among the regular collection of the brand. For Hublot, such partnerships have always been a way of life, and their approach towards it has always been organic. They know their own DNA, yet they also know what DNA of their partner makes it such a strong brand. That is why their partnership with Ferrari has over the years resulted in beautiful and innovative watches, with as current highlight the Techframe Ferrari Tourbillon Chronograph.
What makes the Techframe Ferrari Tourbillon Chronograph so special is first the occasion for which it is created: the 70th anniversary of the brand with the prancing horse. Secondly also the way that it was conceived is unique: Ferrari’s own Design Center, headed by its Head of Design Flavio Manzoni, developed the watch in the same way as that they do one of their sports cars, yet now also integrate Hublot’s watchmaking expertise.
This resulted in a watch unlike any other, a watch that is very complicated yet also very capable, a performer that doesn’t sacrifice performance for looks, or the other way around. The watch is crafted pretty much like a car, featuring a ‘chassis’ in which the movement is captured in a container. This results in a light, strong and very characteristic design.
The dial highlights all the technical treats that the watch has to offer. Of course, this includes a flying tourbillon, but also essentials parts of the chronograph are exposed. The chronograph itself is a mono-pusher and operated by a lever in Ferrari red anodized aluminum. This allows its owner to operate it with great ease and precision.
The back offers even more of an insight into the amazing movement that powers the Techframe Ferrari Tourbillon Chronograph. Caliber HUB6311 is a manual wind movement that consists out of 253 components and has a generous power reserve of five days. Combined with its flying tourbillon and column wheel chronograph is this caliber complicated, yet Hublot also delivers an aesthetically very pleasing movement as is evident from the back.
The Techframe Ferrari Tourbillon Chronograph is offered in five different versions, which are technically similar, yet the case material and colors differ. This can give the watch, however, quite a difference in character. In carbon, with either yellow or red details, shows it its high-tech side, while the version in King Gold highlights the unique architecture of the case. In brushed titanium, the watch is an ample performer in a slightly more extrovert version then its siblings in carbon. The white gold of the Techframe Ferrari Tourbillon Chronograph has a more monochrome look to it, also due to the color of the strap and its chronograph lever. Despite their different characters, show all five versions the pure synergy of two collaborating iconic brands that are completely in sync with each other!