Hublot’s partnership with Ferrari has shown us what a dynamic synergy is possible when two brands have such complementary DNA. This year they marked the 90th anniversary of Scuderia Ferrari, the race division of the Italian brand, with three unique watches, and among them, this Big Bang Scuderia Ferrari 90th Anniversary Sapphire.
In many ways is Scuderia Ferrari the heart of the brand, as racing was founder Enzo Ferrari’s true passion. Over the years, they have been extremely successful in a variety of different racing classes, but most notably the Formula One. The Big Bang Scuderia Ferrari 90th Anniversary Sapphire reflects this high-tech racing atmosphere by a case that is crafted from sapphire crystal. This material is challenging to process, yet over the years, Hublot has become one of the leading watch manufacturers, acquiring extensive knowledge in how to make and process this material.
While they are capable of making it in a wide variety of different colors, they opted here to go for translucent. An excellent choice because the strength of this design is the combination of the sapphire with the carbon-ceramic bezel, which represents a brake disc. This really captures the racing athmosphere all the more because the watch also has a sapphire crystal dial, allowing you to admire much of the movement from the front.
This is not the only way that you get to enjoy manufacture caliber HUB1241, because thanks to the sapphire case of this Hublot, it offers interesting sights from nearly every angle. The strap is made from a fabric with a kevlar pattern, complemented by light grey stitching and fitted with a rubber lining for superb wearing comfort. It goes very well with the streamlined design of the Big Bang Scuderia Ferrari 90th Anniversary Sapphire, which also includes the crown, as well as the chronograph pushers. Yet as is most certainly the case with racing cars, does also this Hublot not sacrifice function over form, but is it the function that makes a vital contribution to the beauty of this watch.