The partnership between Look A Like Hublot Watches Replica and Ferrari is now about five years old, and both are celebrating Ferrari’s 70th Anniversary together with a brand new watch designed from the Italian carmaker using a fresh new Hublot movement as well. For Baselworld 2017, the Hublot Techframe Ferrari Tourbillon Chronograph watch honoring this 70th anniversary will probably come in three versions: King Gold, Titanium, and PEEK Carbon, every one of which is going to be a limited edition run of – you guessed it – 70 pieces.Hublot and Ferrari have done far more than most car and observe brand collaborations, therefore it is not surprising that instead of slapping some decoration onto an existing piece, we see a totally new watch entirely. The architectural and bridged design of this watch is far from being over-the-top and overdesigned, which is a relief. It’s competitive where it needs to be without overcompensating, is lightweight and hard (at least once you consider the Titanium and carbon versions), and is also a testament to Hublot’s success of becoming a serious manufacture in both design and movements.The brand new HUB6311 manual-wind movement within the Hublot Techframe Ferrari Tourbillon Chronograph is made of 253 parts and has a 5-day power book. It is an old-school object of fascination when it comes to timepieces, but I love and revel in the discretion attracted by a single pusher. I am not saying the watch is near discreet, however, the pusher is just one of those few splashes of colour we see here, aptly done in P485 Ferrari red. The other red pushers you see by the lugs are to get an easy strap changing system, which is almost always a welcome feature.Looking like a Star Wars helmet for a cyborg, the Hublot MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis watch isn’t for the faint of heart considering design as well as price. But even as a bystander looking from afar, I almost would not have it any other way in regards to Hublot and their outlandish designs. They’ve shown that they’re capable of thriving amid controversy while delivering the kind of watches effective at stopping us directly in our tracks as we telephone through our #dailywatch Instagram feeds. The Hublot MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis is priced at $169,000 in titanium, $211,000 at King Gold, and $190,000 for its titanium pavé model.
Singapore celebrates its 50th year since independence on August 9, 2015, and several watchmakers have unveiled special editions for the event, known as SG50.
Singapore declared independence from Malaya in 1965, starting a 50 year climb into the ranks of the richest countries in the world. SG50 is a major event in Singapore, which is also one of the key markets globally for fine timepieces. As a result several watchmakers have created special editions for Singapore’s 50th national day. Here are five special editions for SG50; unsurprisingly three happen to be world time watches with “Singapore” on the cities disc. 1. Atop World Time Singapore Edition – The most affordable watch in the SG50 selection, the Atop World Time costs S$193. The movement is a simple quartz calibre but what’s clever about it is the world time mechanism. The city representing local time is at 12 o’clock and turning the bezel in one step increments for each time zone advances the hour hand by one hour. And it also accounts for summer time by setting the local time zone to 11 o’clock.
2. Hublot Watches Quality Replica Red Dot Bang – A limited edition created to mark twin events – the 10th anniversary of the Big Bang as well as SG50 – the Red Dot Bang is named after the nickname for the tiny city state (as in the “little red dot” on the map). It’s limited to 10 pieces in yellow gold and 50 in Hublonium, a magnesium-aluminium alloy, priced at S$66,400 and S$36,600 respectively.
3. Longines Master Collection GMT World Time – The very first SG50 edition to be launched when it made its debut in mid January 2015, the Longines GMT is a dual time zone with a rose gold case. Singapore is highlighted in red on the cities disc, and the movement is an ETA 2824. It’s limited to 50 pieces with a price of S$9990.
4. Louis Vuitton Escale World Time SG50 – A nine-piece limited edition variant of the Escale World Time, the SG50 edition has the same hand-painted, Technicolor dial, except that the time zone of GMT +8 is indicated by “SIN” instead of “BEI” for Beijing. The world time module for the movement was designed by La Fabrique du Temps, with all its set via the crown, backwards or forwards. Priced at S$90,800.
5. Montblanc Star Classique Singapore Special Edition – Featuring a mother of pearl dial with Singapore’s lion emblem at six o’clock, the Montblanc SG50 wristwatch is a limited edition of 50 pieces priced at S$14,200. It’s self-winding with an ETA 2892 inside. And Montblanc has also created a trio of limited edition writing instruments for the same occasion.
And it’s not a watch, neither is it for sale, but the Audemars Piguet Floral Clock at the Gardens by the Bay is worth mentioning. Donated by Audemars Piguet to the seaside park, the Floral Clock is shaped like a Royal Oak, right down to the checkerboard tapisserie dial.
And here’s wishing all Singaporeans a very happy National Day.