Whilst a race car can accelerate with amazing alacrity, devouring the track in its midst with a rabid appetite, it is the ability to retard speed which is even more impressive. By pressing the brake pedal of a race car, the forces experienced during deceleration are of far greater magnitude than those experienced with propulsion. Indeed, the capacity to shed speed in a modern day race car is colossal.
The brake discs used on a Formula 1 car are made of carbon fibre composite, a material which visually shares much in common with the bezel adorning the Hublot Big Bang replica watch. However, the mottled finish of this bezel is a result of 18k red gold occlusions, yielding an eye-catching appearance which invites closer examination.
The 45mm ‘microblasted 18K King Gold’ case of the Hublot Big Bang Ferrari King Gold Carbon replica watch features a slightly matt surface which mitigates the sense of scale, providing a slightly muted and welcome contradistinction to the complex dial design.
A sapphire dial of the Hublot Big Bang Ferrari King Gold Carbon replica watch allows sight of various movement components. The design of the dial plays with differing depths and invites the wearer to absorb the numerous levels at play. The layout is perhaps not the cleanest design to leave the Hublot atelier, but the dial information is grouped into neat portions, proving relatively easy to digest.
Where the Hublot Big Bang Ferrari King Gold Carbon replica watch particularly excels is in revealing the column wheel adjacent 6 o’clock, the date disc circumnavigating the dial and the various wheels collaborating to impart the time. Moreover, the choice of colours such as brown, gold and black grants a luxurious temperament to the appearance of the dial. With the addition of the Ferrari prancing horse logo, located at 9 o’clock, this watch exudes a sumptuous feel from each facet of its form.
In keeping with Hublot replica watch design philosophy of combining several materials, the ‘bezel lugs’, which protrude from the side of the case, are formed of black composite resin whilst the pushpieces are polished black PVD titanium, incorporating black rubber inserts. Indeed, wherever one chooses to look, there are numerous materials employed.By using many different materials there is an obvious danger that the appearance could appear disjointed but, in my opinion, Hublot replica watch has achieved a welcome sense of homogeneity.