Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari Sapphire Watch Hands-on
Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari sapphire is a new work in 2016, it is in a full sapphire case for Hublot’s Ferrari engine movement. A few years ago, Richard Mille was the “pioneer” of sapphire and released a timepiece made from a “whole” piece of this super hard crystal. Since then, Richard Mille (Richard Mille) subsequently introduced some sapphire crystal case watches, each of which is comparable in price or even higher.
Compared with these timepieces, this impressive Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari sapphire reference 905.JX.0001.RT has an “excellent price”. However, when watching large watches, LaFerrari’s character, complexity and overall performance on the wrist are always the favorite things among many people. Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari sapphire adopts almost all sapphire crystal case, with a magnificent visual design, it is hard to miss when you are in the market of this level of model.
The story of LaFerrari can be traced back to before the official release in 2013, when it first worked with Hublot’s 50-day power reserve timepiece. If you want to know, the connection with Ferrari is that Hublot is its official high-end watchmaking partner. The complex movement inside the watch contains elements of a series of exotic watch projects developed by Mathias Buttet, which were added to Hublot after running BNB Concept.
Do you remember that this movement not only has a vertically mounted tourbillon (given the original concept of the tourbillon, as it should be), but also a series of 11 linkage barrels, providing the homemade Hublot movement HUB9005.H1. The PN.1 movement has a complete power reserve of 50 days. It takes a lot of time and torque to wind the movement, so every Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari watch is equipped with an electric drill! If you don’t have a drill bit and a special setting tool, even if I don’t know, you can’t manually wind or set the watch. Therefore, there is no traditional crown on this timepiece device.
The movement is breathtakingly cool, and in the sapphire crystal case, it is more clearly visible than ever. The movement is made of 637 parts, with 108 jewels, runs at 3Hz (21,600 bph), and indicates time in seconds. In addition, it has a power reserve indicator on a rotating drum. No, the Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari watch has never had the ideal legibility, but it can get the job done. More importantly, the entire case looks like a LaFerrari engine compartment, and the internal mechanical movement certainly represents the engine.
Hublot did not use a sapphire crystal to design the Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari sapphire, but a perfect combination of seven parts. According to the brand, each Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari sapphire case requires approximately 600 hours of processing time. In addition, the watch case is said to weigh 53.5 grams. This watch has the same 30-meter water resistance as the MP-05 non-sapphire version. Since its debut in 2013, Hublot has produced several limited edition LaFerrari over the years. In 2014, I got quite a few photos of the Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari Titanium Black and Yellow Titanium Edition, which is still one of my favorites.
The 50-day power reserve is very long. As far as I know, no other watch on the market has broken Hublot’s record of “the longest power reserve mechanical watch”. I have never had a chance to wear LaFerrari for a long time, but I am curious and remind myself what happens when I serve at irregular intervals. I guess I will go around once every 45 days. Think about all the things that can happen every half month. It seems that your life may be completely different between watch windings. In fact, if you like the “lifestyle with a wrist watch fake exceeding one million dollars”, there are many opportunities to happen in your life every half and a half.
One of the strangest things watchmakers do with sapphire crystal watches is to bring the “transparent” theme to the strap. For this model, I think Hublot has an almost transparent “frosted” silicone strap with a titanium buckle. Interestingly, but I think the owner of this watch will want to change the strap to something more fashionable, because the transparent theme of the sapphire crystal case itself is sufficient, without extending to the strap. There is no doubt that Hublot has thought of this, and the Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari sapphire may also be equipped with at least another strap option.
Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari sapphire reference. 905.JX.0001.RT will be limited to 20 pieces. In the all-sapphire crystal case, it feels very special. I don’t know how far the trend of sapphire crystal case will go as luxury watch consumers desire novel and interesting looks.