Hublot Hosts “F1TM Party with the presence of Sebastian Vettel” Launching Big Bang Ferrari Giappone 50
Hublot held the “F1TM Party with the presence of Sebastian Vettel” in the heart of Tokyo. From the start of their collaboration in 2011, Hublot has always pushed the boundaries of the partnership in offering unique timepieces. Ahead of the start of the Japanese Formula 1TM Grand Prix, this special one-night party honored the Scuderia Ferrari team and Official Scuderia Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel as well as Hublot Friend of the Brand and Managing Director and Team Principal of the Scuderia Ferrari Maurizio Arrivabene.
The event began with a welcome speech by Ferrari Japan management, followed by Hubot’s CEO Ricardo Guadalupe, who appeared on stage to greet the guests.
Ricardo Guadalupe, Hublot CEO, commented: “Ferrari is our partner, and I am proud of it. The partnership between Hublot and Ferrari: a pairing of excellence, expressing the constant pursuit of high performance, innovation and state-of-the-art materials. A collaboration full of synergies. Today, here in Tokyo, is again a new milestone in our collaboration. I am very pleased, together with Sebastian and Maurizio, to launch the Big Bang Ferrari Giappone 50.”
After a special Ferrari Formula 1TM movie was shown, the 2 guest stars of the evening Maurizio Arrivabene and Sebastian Vettel, made a surprise appearance on stage.
After a Q&A talk session with Sebastian Vettel and Maurizio Arrivabene about the Formula 1TM season as well as the Japanese Formula 1TM Grand Prix, the Big Bang Ferrari Giappone 50, a special edition to celebrate Ferrari’s 50th anniversary in Japan was unveiled. A special dedicated introductory video showcased the limited edition. Sebastian Vettel proudly wore the anniversary model and participated in a photo session. This exclusive commemorative timepiece, thoroughly reflects the fusion between Hublot’s dynamic DNA and Ferrari’s luxury and sporty elements, is available exclusively in Japan and is limited to 50 pieces.
The highlight of the evening, two guests were selected to challenge Sebastian Vettel in Ferrari’s driving simulator. The audience was excited by this rare opportunity to view the techniques of a real F1TM driver right before their eyes, which brought a real buzz to the entire venue.
BIG BANG FERRARI GIAPPONE 50
Case 45mm diameter in microblasted titanium
Bezel Satin-finished titanium, 6 H-shaped screws
Crystal Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective coating
Bezel lugs Black composite resin
Lateral inserts Black composite resin
Case-back Titanium, sapphire crystal with interior anti-reflective treatment
Crown Polished Titanium, overmoulded black rubber
Push-pieces Push-piece at 2 o’clock: Satin-finished titanium, black rubber insert
Push-piece at 4 o’clock: Satin-finished titanium, engraved Ferrari logo filled with red lacquer
Water resistance 10ATM
Dial Base plate, blackened criss-cross mesh inspired by Ferrari grilles
Polished rhodium-plated Ferrari prancing horse appliqué
Satin-finished rhodium-plated indices
Hands Hour and minute hands, satin-finished, black coated, red SuperLuminova™
Counter hand, matt black varnish on the head, Ferrari red varnished point
Chronograph hand, satin-finished, black coated, Ferrari red varnished point,
White Super Luminova™
Movement HUB 1241 Unico movement, developed and manufactured in-house by Hublot, automatic flyback chronograph
Power reserve Approximately 72 hours
Strap White Schedoni leather , Black rubber, Red stitching
Black Schedoni leather, Black rubber, White stitching
Red Schedoni leather, Black rubber, Black stitching
Clasp Big Bang Titanium deployant buckle