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Hublot

MP-05 LA FERRARI APERTA, REF 905.JN.0001.RX LIMITED EDITION BLACK SAPPHIRE SKELETONIZED TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH 50-DAY POWER RESERVE INDICATION CIRCA 2017

VAT applies to hammer price and buyer's premium

Estimate:

200,000

to
- 300,000 CHF

Hublot

Hublot

MP-05 LA FERRARI APERTA, REF 905.JN.0001.RX LIMITED EDITION BLACK SAPPHIRE SKELETONIZED TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH 50-DAY POWER RESERVE INDICATION CIRCA 2017

MP-05 LA FERRARI APERTA, REF 905.JN.0001.RX LIMITED EDITION BLACK SAPPHIRE SKELETONIZED TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH 50-DAY POWER RESERVE INDICATION CIRCA 2017

Estimate:

200,000

to
- 300,000 CHF

Lot sold:

252,000

CHF

Hublot


MP-05 LA FERRARI APERTA, REF 905.JN.0001.RX

LIMITED EDITION BLACK SAPPHIRE SKELETONIZED TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH 50-DAY POWER RESERVE INDICATION

CIRCA 2017


Dial: skeletonized

Calibre: cal. HUB9005.H1.PN.1 manual winding, 108 jewels

Case: black sapphire

Case number: 1'302'233, SPECIAL PIECE

Closure: Hublot rubber strap and titanium folding clasp

Dimensions: 51 x 61 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: Hublot Certificate of Authenticity, warranty card, instruction manual, hang tag, winding tool and presentation case


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MVT: is running at the time of cataloguing. CASE: in great condition with absolutely minute surface wear. DIAL: in excellent condition. Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band. Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome). Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species. Please be advised that wristbands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

This particular Hublot is as exceptional as it gets when it comes to watchmaking and design. In 2014, Hublot released the MP-05 ‘LaFerrari’ in a limited series of 50 pieces. The model was entirely designed and developed by the Hublot Manufacture engineers and watchmakers in tribute to LaFerrari, the hybrid sports car built by the renowned Italian automotive manufacturer Ferrari between 2013 and 2016. The car was named LaFerrari as it represents the ‘definitive’ Ferrari in its quintessential form. Starting in 2016 and until its discontinuation in 2018, Ferrari produced the LaFerrari Aperta, which is the open-top version of the LaFerrari. Similarly, in 2017 Hublot also created an updated version of the MP-05 and issued a limited series of only 20 pieces housed completely in a black sapphire crystal case.

The center piece of the car is also what the watch represents, namely the incredible mid-mounted 12-cylinder engine. A glass cover on the back of the car reveals the engine bay and the watch takes on its shape from that view, subsequently revealing its own impressive movement thanks to the black sapphire crystal case. In fact, the watch was developed alongside the car together with the Ferrari teams from both technical and design aspects.

An extremely intricate movement made of 637 components contains a tourbillon and a power reserve of approximately 50 days, which is mind-boggling and still a world record today. The watch achieves this unbelievable power reserve thanks to its 11 barrels, which are perfectly aligned like a spinal column, and interconnected so they do not each discharge separately but support each other instead. The winding crown on the vertical top and the time-setting crown on the back are completely integrated into the design and therefore practically invisible. In order to manipulate the time or wind the watch, one of the supplied tools needs to be used and there is even a miniature power drill provided, modeled after the tire-changing tool used in Formula 1, which makes the winding process much easier and quicker for the wearer. The vertical front face reveals the exceptional suspended tourbillon. The small seconds are indicated by means of an aluminium cylinder mounted onto the suspended tourbillon cage, while the minutes and hours are also indicated by means of cylinders to the right side of the barrels. On the left side of the barrels is yet another cylinder indicating the power reserve. The red numbers and the red decoration to the edges of the display allude to Ferrari’s red signature and are simply another detail of this exciting collaboration which is also marked by the use of the Ferrari logo at 12 o'clock. 

The present example is truly astonishing and a display of the exquisite engineering and craftsmanship by Hublot. Very exclusive, it is part of a limited series of only 20 pieces and instead of being numbered, the Certificate of Authenticity confirms the inscription 'SPECIAL PIECE' as the case number. Offered in great condition and as a complete set with Certificate of Authenticity and presentation case, this lot presents an exciting opportunity for watch collectors and sport cars enthusiasts alike.