Hublot Replica is no stranger to creating very big, very serious watches. Whether it’s something like the LaFerrari or “just” a titanium minute repeater, the manufacture can flex its muscles when it wants to. The new MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis is the latest instance of such a move. It’s the first multi-axis tourbillon from Hublot Fake Watches, and it’s in-house no less.
When you first look at the MP-09, you know you’re looking at something complicated, and it’s obvious that your attention is supposed to be on that massive spinning thing down at the bottom of the watch. But, what’s not clear is all that’s going on under the surface and just how complex that impressive mechanism actually is.
The engine for this machine is the HUB9009.H1.RA caliber, and the watch was designed from the movement up. This caliber is an automatic movement with a five-day power reserve that is produced in-house by Hublot at its manufacture. At the heart of this movement is the bi-axial tourbillon, which makes a full rotation on one axis in one minute and a full rotation on a second axis every 30 seconds.
To properly show the tourbillon off, Hublot Swiss Replica created a brand new 49mm diameter case for this watch. You’ve got the massive window down below that lets you admire the tourbillon from multiple angles, but up top you get the screwed bezel and case angles that make you think immediately of Hublot. The time is displayed in the top right portion of the “dial” (if you can even call it that) and there’s a power reserve indicator at the left. Underneath the time are two arcs of numerals that show the date in an unusual display that seems right at home on this watch.
It would be easy to miss, because of all that’s going on with the tourbillon, but there’s also an interesting date corrector on the left side of the case. You simple press the lever up or down to adjust the date forward or backward one day. It’s extremely simple and a nice addition to this watch.
There are three version of this watch, all limited editions. There is an titanium edition, produced in 50 examples and priced at $169,000; there is a King Gold edition, produced in 20 examples and priced at $211,000; and, last but not least, there is a titanium edition with pavé diamonds, produced in TK examples and priced at $190,000. Titanium and diamonds for less than gold? Sign me up.
For more, visit Hublot online. Stay tuned for tons of live photos of this watch very soon.