Hands on Hublot Big Bang MP-11 Red Magic

One of cheap Hublot‘s flagship timepieces has achieved surprising ceramic success.

Back in 2006, I happened to see a very unexpected watch produced by a very unexpected company. This watch is a Quenttin tourbillon from Jacob & Co., is (and is) a large timepiece with an unprecedented power reserve of 31 days and a vertical tourbillon. Quenttin started a new way of competition among watchmakers. In watches before Quenttin, the longest power reserve is usually found in pocket watches, which usually takes eight days. A longer power reserve means multiple barrels or a very large barrel, while a longer power reserve usually means that rough timing can be performed at any extreme of the running time. The company that eventually broke the record was Hublot. Its Ferrari (La Ferrari) was launched in 2013 with a 50-day power reserve; as far as I know, no one has ever tried absolute records to keep the watch’s record since then. Long-term power reserve.

Of course, there is also Vacheron Constantin Twin Beat, it has two independent oscillators, you can switch between these two oscillators, and in the case of using a lower frequency balance (1.2 Hz), the watch will run 65 day. However, this is not meant to be worn in this way, nor is it to keep the time particularly precise. Instead, this is basically the standby mode of the watch. If the watch is not worn for a long time, the universal calendar can be kept up to date. Even with modern technology, exceeding La Ferrari’s record may cause the watch to become unwearable (La Ferrari is already Ursine heft’s watch, to borrow a word), and may require innovation in escapement technology. (The theoretical power reserve of the Parmigiani Fleurier Genequand Oscillator Concept Sheet is 70 days, but Parmigiani has apparently abandoned the project, at least for now.)

Holding the brass ring tightly, Hublot seems to have stepped back a bit without any further absolute record in the pursuit of power reserve, but it is still very active in the niche market of long power reserve watches. Currently, their flagship product is the MP-11 watch, which has seven tandem barrels and a 14-day power reserve. Although the size is still large, 45mm x 14.50mm, they have much higher wear resistance compared to products like La Ferrari (or Quenttin). Since its launch as a platform for the HUB9011 movement, MP-11 has appeared in several different case materials, and was launched in January this year with Hublot’s patented Red Magic ceramic at LVMH Watch Week in Dubai.

Now, before going any further, I think it must be pointed out that the long power reserve meter certainly does not need to be a red-lighted clock-extroverted fire engine red visual device. Vacheron Constantin has created a long power reserve meter that looks as impressive as the seats on the White Shoe Bank’s board of directors (or at least as impressive as previous seats of this kind). And the more powerful scale is more or less given with a long power reserve watch, but the fact is that Hublot MP-11 Red Magic looks like this, there is no technically necessary way, but because this is how Hublot Hope it looks (by the way, people assume how Hublot thinks customers want this watch to look like this).

I say this because, although you can compare Vacheron Constantin and Hublot from the perspective of technical watchmaking, I think there is almost no place in the world. It is difficult for anyone to compare the two, now or in the future. Scratch your head when making a choice between. For Hublot customers, it is likely not only to repeat the Hublot client, but for them, the attention-seeking aspect of its design is not a burden, nor is it accidental, but an asset, in fact, the whole reason for existence Watch.

Although it is the holder of a technical record, from an aesthetic point of view, I don’t think anyone would call La Ferrari the culmination of modern watch design. Although the super long power reserve is undoubtedly impressive, its design always shocks me, followed by the technical complexity of the watch, and the bio-shaped case seems to be a rather clichéd attempt. It looks cool and futuristic.

So when I saw the first photo in Jon Bues’ introductory post in January, Big Bang MP-11 Red Magic surprised me. I had hoped that if someone had just described this watch to me, even if it was not forgotten, at least it would not be able to find it convincingly. However, it seems feasible to combine it in some way (though in its own way), but some other MP-11 watches, and of course Ferrari watches, do not. I personally face-to-face-like ceramics-I finally managed to get through the day with my firm beliefs.

I think the success of the MP-11 Red Magic is largely due to the amazing depth and richness of the red ceramic. Using different materials, the overall design may not be so successful (the Red Magic ceramic version is the only version I actually have the opportunity to see and operate), it provides the watch with a light and comfortable feeling that can be expected from the ceramic case ( Of course, in relative terms-this is still a 45mm x 14.5mm watch, nothing wrong). This material has the same fine grain and texture as the baked enamel dial, it can capture light, and the tone changes in a distracting way as the light changes-not to say that this is a watch that used to be. It will never attract people’s attention, but it is true. There are many things worth paying attention to.

I said that the MP-11 Red Magic looks like it, because that’s what Hublot wants it to look like. Of course, this is obvious on one level, but not every design attempt can successfully achieve its goals. This is also true. Making such a watch is much more risky than making a watch made of precious metals for limited time wear or making a diver’s watch (both types have accepted design vocabulary). Normally, the watchmaking industry represented by MP-11 Red Magic has not achieved its ambitious goals, but in this case, I think the case material combines unexpected depth and richness, as well as the technical aspects of the cheap watch. , Which makes me think it’s an excellent time to continue to attract people – it’s fun,

Hublot MP-11 Red Magic: Case, 45mm x 14.5mm red ceramic, with a special shaped sapphire crystal, which can hold a barrel. The movement, Hublot’s 14-day movement HUB9011, runs 39 jewels at a speed of 39,800 vph; seven barrels connected in series.


Buy Franck Muller Vanguard Racing Skeleton Replica watch V 45 SG DT SQT For Sale

Buy Franck Muller Vanguard Racing Skeleton Replica watch V 45 SG DT SQT For Sale

Item Type: Replica Vanguard Racing Skeleton Watches
Model Number: V 45 SG DT SQT
Case Material: Aluminum,Carbon,Tonneau
Brand Name: Franck Muller
Movement: Self winding
Dial Diameter: 53.7 x 44 mm
Thickness: —
Gender: Men
Dial: Black
Glass: Sapphire
Clasp Type: Pin Buckle
Boxes: common box package without paper
Water Resistance Depth: 30 m
Band Material Type: Textile or rubber strap
Functions: Hours / Minutes / Seconds / Date
Year: 2020

Franck Muller’s car-inspired Vanguard™ Racing sports watch has a pure and stylish engine aesthetic. With its harmonious silhouette, perfect craftsmanship and impeccable balance ratio, lines and curves are used to brew elegance and sporty features. Inspired by the aesthetics of motorsports, the hand-made indexes and iconic numbers immediately attracted people’s attention, and perfectly matched the dial and sturdy winding crown; and immersed in the automotive world.

With the help of conventional spring bar technology, the strap is cleverly integrated into the case with two invisible screws. The rubber inside the strap effortlessly assumes the shape of a wrist, while the leather with eyelet pattern gives the engine a handsome aesthetic.

The Vanguard™ Racing series uses an automatic winding movement, available in 18k rose or stainless steel, chronograph or classic hours, minutes and seconds.

Franck Muller Vanguard Racing V 45 SC DT watch hands-on

˚Franck Muller watches rarely pay attention. No matter how you feel about it, the brand’s well-known eye-catching, curved barrel case shape needs attention. I have always regarded Franck Muller as a brand full of special markets. At least in my opinion, this is Richard Mille’s high-tech futurism, which is more precious and more influenced by the classics. These are the watches of those who want to talk about their clocks. And, if you want to make sure to start the conversation, what better way to color the watch than bright green or bright yellow. This is exactly the strategy explored by the Franck Muller Vanguard Racing V 45 SC DT watch, and we will do the actual operation in this article.

It has been a long time since we reviewed the time/date-only Vanguard, and the last similar model (Frank Muller Vanguard Glacier watch) appeared in mid-2016. What has changed in the series since then? Well, although it looks very similar to these new models, Glacier is actually not part of the Racing Collection. Given that it is inevitable to attract attention to the dial before the case, the definition of the Racing Collection different from the previous Vanguard version may not be clear. However, differences can be found in the latter profile. The colorful and flared sides not only make the case more aggressive than ordinary Vanguard, but also tie the entire color scheme together. In addition, these colorful flashes continue the vibrant movement on the outside of the case.

In my opinion, adding a colorful crown is an excellent step. I always find the standard Franck Muller profile (evolving from the Cintree Curvex model, the brand may be best known) even if I consider that the size of some newer models is quite large, it does not satisfy my taste. . In my book, the new, jagged changes to the appearance of the Pioneer Racing series are huge improvements.

The case is available in two materials: the stainless steel case shown in this article or the 18k rose gold case, with two dial variations. Both have the same size. The width of the case is 44 mm, the length between the lugs is 53.7 mm, and the distance from the wrist is 12.7 mm. For this unusual shape and contour fake designer watches, the waterproof depth is only 30 meters, which is not surprising. Although it is foreseeable, and almost no one will actually wear the Vanguard racing watch during intense physical exercise, when the sports watch provides such a meager moisture-proof function, it always makes me a little unhappy.

For such a modern design, Pioneer’s DNA is definitely decorative art. What I want to say is that Franck Muller’s classic look (which distinguishes the brand from other brands) is designed by Art Deco, and Steampunk is Wild West. It seems to freeze the aesthetic taste in time, and material science and technology has accelerated its development.

Bold, fitted Arabic numerals are applied to the dial to add depth. These figures are beautifully processed with sharp, clean edges for die cutting, and are an important part of the design. In fact, the number on the Vanguard watch has always been my favorite family, and one of the only things I definitely like. As mentioned before, this situation has been bothering me until the release of this version, but now I think Franck Muller has indeed found a formula for an excellent range of motion, which impresses all legibility, implied vitality and recognizability Sex. I also like yellow and green. In the end I must be a fan of Norwich.

The Franck Muller Vanguard Racing series is powered by the FM 2800-DT movement. This is a self-winding mechanical movement with a diameter of 25.60 mm and a thickness of 3.6 mm. Each model of this series has a power reserve of 42 hours and an operating speed of 28,800 vph, which is the minimum requirement expected for a watch so clearly defined by its movement characteristics. The FM 2800-DT movement consists of 158 components, 21 of which are jewels and have a 24k gold coating on all bridge engravings. In addition to exquisite functions, this movement also has a variety of different finish styles, including Geneva ripples, circular texture, diamond polishing, sun brush and 45 degree polishing, and hot blue polished screws.

It took me a while and there were many opportunities to try on the Franck Muller watch in person, but I finally felt that I was attracted by them. These two models, reference. V 45 SC DT RACING (VE) (green) and reference. V 45 SC DT RACING (JA) (yellow) is the most exciting of the four works that debuted recently. The other two models-V 45 SC DT RACING (ER) (black dial with red trim) and V 45 SC DT RACING (NR) (white dial with black trim)-are both rose gold cases.

The dial with black decoration on the white dial is very beautiful, but the two precious metal models are not as comfortable on the skin as the two steel models. I believe this is due to the inconsistency in style resulting from the suitability of steel for sports fake watches for sale and the matching of luxurious metals such as 18k rose gold with this vibrant, avant-garde design.

For brand fans, the Franck Muller Vanguard Racing series has provided a pleasant development and has attracted their attention. For those who have been in the fence, there may still be reasons to buy the brand in the end.