Have you just purchased Ferrari’s latest supercar, the elegant, eye-catching LaFerrari model and now you’re wondering what to accessorize it with? Well, chances are that you didn’t, really. But even if you’re like the rest of us mortals and have to settle for admiring Ferrari’s $1.3 million beauty from a distance, you’ll still be interested in the limited edition wristwatch that accompanies the new automobile, the Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari.
Designed to have an elegant look and feel that perfectly match Ferrari’s new 963 HP hybrid, the watch is a remarkable piece of work. Hublot worked closely with Ferrari in designing and developing the timepiece, which has a record number of 637 components.
But the more impressive record is set by the fact the MP-05 LaFerrari has a 50-day power reserve, meaning that it can run for seven weeks after being wound. This feature is largely due to the 11-barrel design the Swiss watch manufacturer used in this model. The 11 barrels are arranged in a spinal column formation and they are interconnected so as to keep the timepiece turning for 50 days.
The watch looks like a miniature Ferrari engine. The center barrel is flanked on both sides by anodized black aluminum cylinders. The cylinder on the right shows the time and the one on the list indicates the remaining power. On either side of the cylinders there are reinforcing bars made of anodized red aluminum, echoing the distinctive look of the automobile it honors.
The face of the watch is made of sapphire crystal, also shaped to evoke the outline of the LaFerrari vehicle and designed to prevent scratches. The case of the MP-05 LaFerrari was manufactured from black PVD titanium and the strap is made of rubber.
The MP-05 watch will be more exclusive than the car itself, as only 50 will be manufactured, while the vehicle will be available for only 499 luck buyers. This means only one in 10 LaFerrari owners will be able to get the watch as well. Hublot has not yet announced a price for the superwatch, but several press reports suggest that it will cost around $300,000.