Replica Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari is a superwatch which inspired by the hybrid LaFerrari supercar. It has a transverse movement shaped like a car engine, with a vertical tourbillon at one end, and a record-breaking 50 day power reserve.
At six o’clock, at the base of the case, is the vertical tourbillon, a feature found in several other timepieces created by Buttet, including the Hublot MP-02 Key of Time replica, which tells the time at varying rates. The tourbillon in the LaFerrari watch is extremely large, with a balance wheel measuring 14.5 mm in diameter, a feat possible thanks to the enormous torque of the 11 mainsprings. At the other end of the case is the socket in which a key can be inserted to wind the watch. The key is actually a device like an electric drill, which winds the watch rapidly, saving the user the agony of having to wind all 11 barrels manually.
The Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari is exotic as the cars it is inspired by. Housed in a sleek, black PVD coated titanium case, the MP-05 LaFerrari was conceived by Mathias Buttet, Hublot’s talented head of development. Essentially a tourbillon wristwatch with a massive power reserve of 50 days, the LaFerrari watch has 11 barrels, each with its own ruby roller to minimise friction and keep them in place. The 11 barrels are laid out in a straight line down the centre of the movement, and all unwind simultaneously.