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Hublot - Techframe Ferrari 70 Years Tourbillon Chronograph

Hublot Techframe Ferrari 70 Years Tourbillon Chronograph

To celebrate Ferrari's 70th anniversary, the Italian marque and its partner Hublot are presenting a new original collection.

Designed by Ferrari, crafted by Hublot. This is the principle that prevailed for the design and perfecting of the new Techframe Ferrari 70 Years Tourbillon Chronograph. A team effort that began with Ferrari in Maranello, under the leadership of Head of Design Flavio Manzoni, and ended in Nyon with Hublot. This new line in Hublot's collections is intended to offer a watch that is deeply rooted in Ferrari's DNA — combining strength, performance and agility—while being produced and perfected by the Hublot manufacture.

The Techframe Ferrari 70 Years is available in three versions — King Gold, PEEK Carbon, and Titanium — each of which is produced in 70 limited editions.


Techframe Ferrari 70 Years Tourbillon Chronograph



The new Techframe Ferrari 70 Years Tourbillon Chronograph is like one of the super cars produced in Maranello. It was designed by Ferrari using the same creative processes as that used to develop a new sports car. The starting point for the designers was the Hublot movement — the “engine” of the watch — around which they freely designed a high performance chassis. Like that of a Ferrari, its lattice structure offers maximum strength for minimal weight.

"The styling of the Techframe Ferrari 70 Years Tourbillon Chronograph underlines the performances of the watch and no component is there by chance", explains Flavio Manzoni. Thus, the black structure on the dial holds the chronograph counters and offers excellent legibility. The crown at 4 o'clock — raised by a black PVD Titanium insert decorated with the Prancing Horse - reduces the size of the watch to the greatest possible extent, and increases its aerodynamic look. Finally, the red push-button is strategically placed to facilitate its use—even when driving—and makes the design more ergonomic.

The Hublot manufacture took this design by Ferrari and applied its expertise in engineering, materials and watchmaking, to make these aesthetic and technical concepts feasible. The result is a chassis case with a modular construction of three components — skeleton middle, container, and back cover — that is true to the styling imaged by Ferrari.

Two lateral push-buttons - made in the famous P485 Ferrari red - make it easy to change the strap, whilst offering maximum security. The back cover of the case is engraved in black with "Limited Edition, No. XX/70", and the sapphire back is adorned with "Ferrari 70 Years”.


Techframe Ferrari 70 Years Tourbillon Chronograph

The timepiece houses a tourbillon chronograph driven by the new HUB6311 calibre, with manual winding, 253 components, and a 5-day of power reserve, that was designed and developed by Hublot. The single-button chronograph functions (that is considered as the best of the best by specialists) is handled by an original lever in Ferrari red anodised aluminium.

Treated with ruthenium anthracite, this movement is also stands out by its imposing tourbillon that is visible on the dial. Thanks to an ingenious construction principle, this innovative mechanism offers both the aesthetics of a flying tourbillon and the operational stability of a tourbillon with two pivot points. This double advantage is made possible by a sapphire crystal, which is practically invisible, placed above the cage that rotates once a minute and holds the upper part of the tourbillon using a bridge.

The Ferrari logo is visible at the 9 o'clock position whilst the Hublot logo is at 5 o'clock. The sapphire dial reveals the cutting edge mechanics that it shelters, and an external raised section holds the timer. A matt black block designed by Ferrari, affixed to the sapphire holds a race-inspired twin half-second counter at 3 o'clock, the minutes counter at 11 o'clock and the column wheel at 1 o'clock—the brain controlling this sleek chronograph with tangential coupling.

The  technical interchangeable black rubber strap is fitted with a folding clasp with a cover in PVD titanium with a plate decorated with King Gold, PEEK carbon or titanium, with the Hublot logo.

 

Techframe Ferrari 70 Years Tourbillon Chronograph

The brand

From the outset, Hublot has embodied design and innovation that differ markedly from the established watchmaking order. With the impetus provided by Jean-Claude Biver, by 2004 these values had already become the basis of a new DNA, leading the brand to develop particularly audacious timepieces – most of them with a highly-developed sporting aspect.

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