When there are technically four different references, they are all functionally the same watch provided with different case materials and diamond configurations.At their heart, these watches will be the hublot watch 301 Replica Big Bang Chronograph powered with the calibre HUB4100, which can be an automatic movement that delivers 42h of electricity reserve and beats at 28,800bph. I believe the HUB4100 is based off the ETA 2894-2 or is a modified version of it.I’m certain, given the Las Vegas connection and Hublot’s polarizing designs generally, you won’t be surprised when I say that these watches won’t be to everyone’s tastes. The first two variations start off with a microblasted black ceramic case, while the other two are a combination of ceramic and anodized aluminum and are set with 212 black diamonds.The bezels on every one of the watches vary also, with the simplest being a black ceramic similar to the case and the more elaborate ones having anywhere between 48 to 114 diamonds set in them. The most exclusive option — limited to one piece only — comes with all the 48 baguette cut diamonds. These watches are best for someone who’s looking for some bling (perhaps to indicate that they have had a successful run at the tables) and isn’t especially picky about legibility. Maybe it is the supplied press images or could just be me, but it seems like legibility wasn’t a key consideration in the design procedure.
Hublot has just announced the Big Bang Ferrari Singapore Limited Edition, created for retailer The Hour Glass.
A nod to both the Singapore flag and Ferrari’s trademark colour, the hublot watches used Replica Big Bang Singapore Edition has a predominantly red colour scheme. It has a red tinted sapphire crystal as well as red accents, with a black ceramic case and bezel. Inside is the flyback UNICO movement with the column wheel visible underneath the dial. This watch is a variation of the Big Bang Ferrari announced last year, which inaugurated the partnership between Hublot and the Italian car maker. More recently Hublot announced the incredibly exotic Masterpiece MP-05 LeFerrari at Baselworld 2013. The official launch of the Big Bang Ferrari Singapore Edition will take place at the The Hour Glass’ pop-up store in Paragon’s main atrium on September 18, just a few days before the Formula 1 2013 Singapore Grand Prix.
Each watch will be sold with both a red and a black leather band, which can easily be swapped by pressing the button each lug to remove the strap. This is a limited edition of 50 pieces with a retail price of S$49,000, or about US$38,500, and will be available at The Hour Glass stores. – SJX