Hublot Big Bang Unico Ferrari Review
An in-depth and hands-on review of the limited edition Hublot Big Bang UNICO Ferrari 45mm model# 402.qu.0113.wr.
This Hublot watch is not the type of watch that you get to see every day. For starters, it’s limited to only 500 pieces worldwide. Let’s review everything about this watch and see if it’s the right watch for you.
Since 2011, Hublot has had a connection to Ferrari and had released many Ferrari edition Hublot watches. These have numerous different designs, color and material combinations. Today, we’ll discuss one in particular; model# 402.qu.0113.wr. We’ll cover its different parts in sections which will make it easier for you to skip to the sections which interest you the most but first, click the button below for the video and image gallery.
The case size is prominently sizeable 45mm and as with most Hublot watches is made of unconventional materials. In this case Carbon Fiber. The Carbon fiber case has a light brushed finish and is very lightweight compared to any steel or precious metal case.
The carbon fiber bezel is fastened to the case with six H screws which sit in these curved grooves that flare out towards the edge of the bezel.
There are two extra H screws on either side of the quick release button which sits at the 6 o’clock and 12 o’clock positions of the case. These let you quickly disengage the strap from the lugs to switch straps.
This watch comes with the black Alcantara strap with four rows of red stitching and a black PVD coated titanium and matte carbon folding buckle. This strap is engineered with a proprietary quick release system. It also comes with an additional strap in black rubber.
While these two straps should suffice for most people, you can still purchase other straps with this same proprietary quick release system from Hublot.
CROWN & PUSHERS:
The large twist & lock crown was designed with a red stripe going from either side of the side and continues through to the inside of chronograph’s slightly recessed pushers at either side on the profile of the case. One the side of the case opposite of the crown, you will find the recessed Ferrari logo wordmark filled in red.
The skeletonized dial is breathtaking and screams Ferrari! The applique index hour markers and numerals are filled with red luminous material and circle the dial. The sixty-minute chronograph sub-dial at the 3 o’clock position was designed to resemble the look of the tachometer/rev-counter and speedometer on a Ferrari.
Most notably is the Ferrari prancing horse logo at the 6 o’clock position with a nice polished finish. Even the cogs and wheels appear to have been designed in a way that says more “automotive” and less “horology”. The thing that truly adds a nice Ferrari touch was the use of competition yellow as a backdrop for the date aperture.
On the outer perimeter of the dial, you’ll see the minutes and seconds track which uses both raised tone-on-tone indexes and red numerals for the 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 & 60 minutes positions.
The overall dial design has a perfect combination of black, grey and sports red with a flash of competition yellow to maximize that signature Ferrari look.
This watch is running on an in-house automatic movement; the Hublot UNICO HUB1241. This 38-jewel caliber resonates at 28,800 VPH, and has a power reserve of around 72 hours.
The caliber UNICO HUB1241 features an automatic column wheel chronograph with a flyback function which allows you to quickly reset the stopwatch feature without having to stop, reset, and restart the timer again.
The Hublot UNICO HUB 1241 movement does not feature small seconds, nor does it feature an hour totalizer on the chronograph. However, the column wheel mechanism provides very smooth action on the pushers and makes the starting and stopping of the chronograph smooth and not jumpy like you would see on a cam actuated chronograph which uses a different type of mechanism.
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