Last week’s Ferrari Finali Mondiali at the Mugello racetrack hosted some of the most powerful cars in the world along with some of the best drivers for the grand finale of the 2019 Ferrari Racing World Championship. Drawing vehicles from across three continents, this major event gathered spectators who were able to admire the features of XX and F1 models affiliated with the Corse Clienti program. On the sidelines of this horsepower filled weekend, Hublot and Ferrari celebrated their partnership, which was established in 2011.
“An electric atmosphere, filled with passion. Something our friends from across the Alps are experts at creating! This year, the Ferrari Finali Mondiali had a noticeably festive air to mark the 90th anniversary of Scuderia Ferrari,” explained Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot.
As the official partner of the legendary Prancing Horse, Hublot helped make this celebration special in a number of ways. On the track, the Swiss watchmaker lent its colors to the safety car warning lights, while off the track, it offered guests a closer look at its horological wonders.
One of the highlights was the Classic Fusion Ferrari GT watch, a spectacular creation born from Hublot’s partnership with Ferrari. Standing out in its category, this watch is the brainchild of Flavio Manzoni, Director of the “Centro Stile Ferrari”, the prestigious design office at the heart of Ferrari. It boasts a 45mm “double” case which appears to float above the wrist thanks to its attachment using the six iconic Hublot screws. Within this case lives the Unico calibre HUB1281, a manufacture movement that powers a flyback chronograph with column wheel visible on the dial side. Used here for the first time on a watch, the polymer matrix composite (PMC) with three-dimensional woven fiber reinforcement is well-known in the motor racing industry for its hard-wearing, lightweight properties.
Another star guests was the Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Unico, also born from the partnership between the Swiss watchmaker and the Italian powerhouse. Built with the signature “sandwich” technique used on Big Bang models, its 45mm case features the Ferrari inscription and is home to the famous Unico manufacture movement.
“Hublot was proud to join the celebrations, to recognize the eight fantastic years it has worked alongside the Prancing Horse,” concluded Guadalupe.