[dropcap size=small]I[/dropcap]t was all about visual impact over at the Hublot booth at this year’s Geneva Show. The brand’s MP-05 LaFerrari – the incredible release from 2013 with the recordbreaking 50-day power reserve – just got even more impressive with a new sapphire crystal case.
Sapphire crystal is notoriously difficult to work with, so Hublot’s commitment to spend 600 hours to create this piece should be applauded. The case is made up of seven components, each requiring a separate block of sapphire.
The entire watch is made up of 637 individual parts, and boasts a suspended vertical tourbillon, 11 barrels and four cylinders that display the time and power reserve. Understandably, it will be limited to just 20 pieces.
Presenting flash in a more conventional case are the Big Bang Broderie and Big Bang Broderie Sugar Skull. Both feature elaborate embroidery on organza silk-covered dials, with the latter infused with candy colours.