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Hublot Ferrari: Available From Banks Lyon

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Hublot and Ferrari are two giants in their respective industries; both brands have been collaborating since 2011, when they first created watches with unique designs and motorisation. Now, in 2019, their partnership has resulted in new additions to the Hublot family with the Classic Fusion Ferrari GT models, which are inspired by the Gran Turismo world. This year, Hublot is also celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Scuderia Ferrari with a new addition to the Big Bang collection.

At Banks Lyon, we’re proud to stock these new Hublot watches, as well as many other exceptional timepieces the brand is known for.

Hublot and Ferrari

During the Ferrari World Finals at Mugello in 2011, Ferrari and Hublot announced what would be the start of a long-standing partnership between these titans. Officially, their partnership only started on 1 January 2012, after which Hublot gained the titles of Ferrari’s ‘Official Watch’ and ‘Official Timekeeper’.

According to Jean-Claude Biver, Hublot’s Chairman of the Board, the collaboration between Hublot and Ferrari is “rich in a host of synergies [and] gives Hublot a massive boost along the road.” Since they started working together, the two brands have been fusing the best of watchmaking with automotive expertise. This fusion has led to incredible creations, including the Big Bang Ferrari Magic Gold and the Big Bang Ferrari Titanium, which Hublot featured heavily throughout 2012.

In 2013, Hublot designed a watch inspired by the LaFerrari supercar, the MP-05, which came with a 50-day power reserve; in 2017, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Prancing Horse, the luxury watchmaker created the Techframe Ferrari Tourbillon Chronograph. Hublot was the official sponsor for Scuderia Ferrari in the 2013, 2014 and 2015 F1 Season. As of today, this partnership has resulted in the creation of over 50 stunning pieces.

Classic Fusion Ferrari GT

Showcasing a new chapter in the partnership between Hublot and Ferrari, the innovative Classic Fusion Ferrari GT line is inspired by the Gran Turismo universe and combines a unique design with striking motorisation. The new sleek aesthetic was driven by Flavio Manzoni, head of design at Ferrari. The case of these models was devised as a true concentrical suspended element made to enhance the skeleton dials.

These new Hublot additions feature the new UNICO manufactured movement (HUB1280) in a body with distinctive and dynamic lines and perfectly display what Gran Turismo is all about: ‘driving over long distances at high speed in comfort and style’. Innovation and refinement, as well as the passion for performance, are clear in the Gran Turismo world. Adding their own aesthetic and style, Hublot was able to capture this spirit in a watchmaking chassis that manages to be both traditional and contemporary.

The watches come with a 45mm case that only measures 6.75mm in thickness and a 3-day power reserve. Their movement is a precise self-winding flyback chronograph movement with 4 Hz frequency (or 28’800 A/h). The Classic Fusion Ferrari GT is available in three different cases: titanium, king gold and 3D carbon. The 3D carbon is new in the horology industry. This high-tech material is a polymer matrix composite made of three-dimensional fibres, often used in motorsport for its light weight and durability.

Each detail in the Classic Fusion Ferrari GT watches has been carefully designed, from the anti-reflective coating of the sapphire crystal to the stylistic references to Ferrari. Ergonomic, elegance and creative, these new models are a wonderful celebration of both luxury watchmaking and the best in racing, bridging the gap between the two worlds.

The Classic Fusion Ferrari GT Titanium 45 UNICO watch is limited to 1,000 pieces, while only 500 pieces have been made of the Classic Fusion Ferrari GT 3D Carbon 45 watch and of the Classic Fusion Ferrari GT King Gold 45 watch.

Ideal for anyone seeking a rich heritage grounded in both motorsports and pioneering watchmaking, these new additions to the Hublot Classic Fusion line are suited as everyday pieces or as fashion statements. Bold yet stylish and elegant, Hublot has created the perfect balance between performance and design with these stunning Ferrari GT watches.

Big Bang Scuderia Ferrari

To commemorate 90 years of the Scuderia Ferrari, which was founded on 16 November 1929, Hublot have released the Big Bang Scuderia Ferrari 90th Anniversary watch, a model available in three different versions and launched in limited editions. According to Ricardo Guadalupe, Hublot’s CEO, “Scuderia Ferrari is the only organisation of its kind in the world, as it is both a monument to motorsport and a modern racing team that is competitive and at the cutting-edge of technology. It embodies passion and values that Hublot shares every day.”

To mark such an occasion, the new models reflect the rich history and heritage of Scuderia Ferrari and showcase the materials used in car racing over the years. Hublot, with its motto ‘The Art of Fusion’, is the perfect watchmaker to bring this reality to life. Through technological research and development, both brands have achieved their goal by creating truly stunning pieces. These new 45mm editions house the UNICO movement, come with a 72-hour power reserve and their bezel is cut in ceramic carbon, which is the same material used for F1 brake discs.

Scuderia Ferrari 90th Anniversary 3D Carbon Watch

One of the new models in the line, which you can find at Banks Lyon, is the limited-edition Hublot Scuderia Ferrari 90th Anniversary 3D Carbon watch. Only 90 pieces have been made and released worldwide, making this an exclusive model sought-after by brand aficionados everywhere. The 45mm carbon fibre case houses Hublot’s famous UNICO movement, an impressive flyback chronograph that takes the watch to new heights.

The 3D carbon of the case reflects the modern Scuderia Ferrari – mainly the search for increasingly better and new composite materials – and the bezel is forged in ceramic carbon. The secure Nomex strap is a fire-resistant synthetic fibre used to make racing driver’s suits, another design touch that emphasises Hublot’s and Ferrari’s collaborative spirit. The scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and water-resistance of up to 100 metres further make the 90th Anniversary 3D Carbon watch a force to be reckoned with.

The design choices in this model are as precise as its stunning movement; not only does the red colour contrast beautifully with the black of the watch, but these hues are the ones currently used by Scuderia Ferrari on its single-seater Formula 1 cars.

Suitable for a variety of occasions, from being worn in the great outdoors to being a part of an everyday wardrobe, this bold statement piece is truly one-of-a-kind and perfect for horology and motorsports fans alike.

Banks Lyon are official stockists for Hublot, and our friendly staff will be more than happy to show you these stunning watches when you visit us in Lancaster or Kendal. Alternatively, you can also browse our selection of watches to see many other superb world-renowned brands.