Hublot A Techframe Tourbillon Chronograph to be sold at auction
Hublot has produced a special limited edition of its Techframe Tourbillon Chronograph to be sold at auction today.
Tonight, 9 September, Ferrari will celebrate Ferrari's 70th anniversary with a special gala evening in Maranello, during which there will be an auction featuring exceptional cars and accessories emblazoned with the prancing horse logo. Hublot has developed a limited edition watch for the occasion – a unique design based on the Hublot Techframe Ferrari 70 Years Tourbillon Chronograph.
Unveiled at this year’s Baselworld show, this collection is the result of a collaboration between car designers and high-end watchmakers. It’s also the first non-automotive object that has been designed by Ferrari’s in-house team, Centro Stile, led by Flavio Manzoni. Taking the movement of the Hublot Tourbillon Chronograph as a starting point, the Italian designers developed the watch following the same creative processes as those used for sports car chassis, to achieve minimal weight combined with a solid frame. The Swiss watchmakers then inserted a high-performance movement into this structure: the HUB6311 calibre hand-wound manufacture movement, containing a total of 253 components and with a 5-day power reserve. This one-of-a-kind mechanism is fitted with a tourbillon with exclusive operation, and also has a chronograph feature.
Following this design, the unique model to be offered at auction is set apart by its skeleton case middle which is made from uni-directional carbon, PEEK, and the case made from King Gold. The dial, which features both the Hublot and Ferrari logos, takes inspiration from the counters on Ferrari’s instrument panels. The open design leaves the movement visible, and allows a glimpse of the beautiful ruthenium anthracite finish.
This exclusive watch will go under the hammer at the upcoming evening celebration on 9 September. The auction, organised by RM Sotheby’s, will be open to all guests attending the event, and it will also be possible to participate online.
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.Find out more
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