Ferrari has had a solid relationship with Hublot for the last five years and the Italian carmaker decided to celebrate its 70th anniversary by collaborating together on another special edition timepiece. Welcome the Techframe Ferrari 70 Years Tourbillon Chronograph – a watch introduced at the Baselworld 2017 that has been designed by Ferrari and crafted by Hublot with a brand new movement. The timepiece started out in Maranello, Italy, where Ferrari’s Head of Design Flavio Manzoni built a sound and agile “chassis” around Hublot’s “engine,” the watch’s HUB6311 movement.
The Techframe Ferrari 70 years Tourbillon Chronograph exhibits the design DNA of the iconic carmaker. Like that of a Ferrari, its lattice structure—that is unique in the world of watchmaking—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.
The piece features a sapphire dial with the Ferrari logo at 9 o’clock and the Hublot’s monogram at 5 o’clock. On top of it is a matte black block that holds a race-inspired twin half-second counter at 3 o’clock, the minutes counter opposite it and the column wheel at 1 o’clock. The crown at 4 o’clock reduces the size of the watch to the greatest possible extent, and increases its aerodynamic look. The new HUB6311 manual-wind movement is made of 253 components and has a 5-day power reserve. The chronograph is a single pusher function for starting, stopping, and resetting the timer. 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”. The Techframe Ferrari 70 Years is available in three versions — King Gold, PEEK Carbon, and Titanium. And watch will see a limited run of only 70 piece.