A new line of watches dubbed MASTERPIECE6 new products and two grand complications
"More watchmaking, more mastery, more innovation…", was how Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of Hublot, defined the future of Hublot a few months ago. Following on from the BIG BANG, KING POWER and CLASSIC FUSION collections, Hublot is now presenting the fourth new line of watches, entitled MASTERPIECE.
As a result of reinforcing the manufacture's workforce in 2010 with a team of 30 staff of the highest level entirely dedicated to Grand Complications, Hublot is already (less than one year after their arrival) inaugurating this new line of watches, with an exceptional first piece dubbed MP-01 (as in MasterPiece No.1).
For the occasion, Hublot is presenting for the first time in its history a barrel-shaped piece, with a curved case made entirely from titanium. The column wheel chronograph movement is also barrel-shaped, with the even rarer distinction of being curved to follow the contours of the piece. Dubbed HUB5100, it was developed and manufactured entirely by Hublot, and comprises 384 components, with a total of 43 jewels. Thanks to its three barrels working in series, this exceptional calibre offers a 10-day power reserve, an indicator hand for which is situated on the back of the piece.
From an aesthetic point of view, the watch dial was skilfully openworked by expert hands so that the fine mechanics of the chronograph can be admired. There are three counters indicating: the chronograph seconds at 3 o'clock and the chronograph minutes at 9 o'clock, along with a small seconds counter at 6 o'clock. Another special feature to highlight is the indexes, which continue beyond the titanium bezel. An aluminium "metal grid" placed around the bezel rim rounds off the resolutely dynamic and distinguished design of this first piece, produced in a numbered series of just 100 pieces. Due to the complexity of their construction, only one or two models in the MASTERPIECE collection should be released every year.