Hublot unveiled the MP-09 Rainbow Tourbillon Bi-Axis 5-Day Power Reserve. Rather than rely on gemstones to reflect the light, Hublot has woven colorful high-tech composite materials into the carbon case on the new MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis Rainbow 3D Carbon, and attached it to an equally colorful leather strap. This limited-edition MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis, which was unveiled during the Hublot Loves Art event at Art Basel in Miami this week, pushes the envelope in terms of both aesthetics and production.
To achieve this result, the Nyon-based brand had to reinvent methods, tools, and the use of materials. Thin bars of carbon are laid flat on the case, a few millimetres apart. Afterwards, bars of coloured composite are placed vertically into the gaps and protrude slightly from the carbon. This height difference is then filled with a third carbon mesh that raises all components to the same level. Both carbon and composites are threaded into the mass across all three dimensions: length, width and height.
The effect is enhanced by the rainbow indices of its skeleton dial, which reveals the manually-wound HUB9009.H1.RA movement, with the tourbillon visible at 6 o’clock. A date complication and power reserve meter are also visible on the unusually-shaped dial, which is complemented by a rainbow alligator strap. Limited to just eight examples.
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