This year The Formula 1 World Championship is celebrating its 70th anniversary, but it is not the only milestone on the list in 2020. Upcoming weekend, Ferrari will take part in their 1000th Grand Prix, an event that underscores the importance of Ferrari in Formula 1, as well as vice versa. The fact that the race takes place at the Mugello circuit in Ferrari’s home country of Italy is the icing on the cake.
As Ferrari‘s timekeeping partner is Hublot is marking this extraordinary occasion with two equally special limited editions, which they named the Big Bang Ferrari 1000 GP. The first version is dedicated to Ferrari’s heritage, which it expresses through its polished white gold case and a unique strap that combines traditional peccary leather on a lining of black rubber and is finished with white stitching. While the shape of the case is still distinctly modern, the combinations of materials give the watch a vintage feel while the movement, visible through the transparent dial, can be seen as a mechanical reference to Ferrari’s earlier Formula 1 cars.
The second limited edition is quite different in nature. While the design is essentially the same, the materials used make all the difference. With this, they show the real power of the ‘Art of Fusion.’ The case is made out of Carbon Ceramic, which gives it a unique texture and high-tech appearance. In comparison to the white gold edition, is this watch also feather-light. The strap is made of SuperFabric, a so-called ‘armored’ fabric that is not only strong but also light and flexible. Its texture extent the high-tech look of the watch to the strap. Both watches are 45mm in diameter and powered by caliber HUB1243, a UNICO manufacture movement with a flyback chronograph, column wheel, automatic winding, and a generous power reserve of 72 hours. Each of them is limited to just 20 pieces, as placing these numbers next to each other makes 2020, the year Ferrari fulfills the landmark achievement of participating in its 1000th Grand Prix.
By MARTIN GREEN
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