Watchmaker Hublot has introduced the exclusive MP-05 LaFerrari watch as the perfect accessory for those who purchase the $1.3 million Ferrari LaFerrari supercar. Since the car will set you back about $1.3 million dollars, the $300,000 price tag on the watch seems like a bit of a bargain in comparison.
It’s the result of a partnership between Ferrari and Hublot who is the company’s official timekeeper. The LaFerrari watch is their newest endeavor and it’s a part of the Hublot Masterpiece Collection which represents the finest most intensely engineered watches in the company’s lineup.
So, what do you get when you spend $300,000 on a watch? First, it’s got a record setting 50 days of reserve power and a tourbillon escapement which is a hallmark of high-end watches. What you don’t get are gold and diamonds. Instead, this watch is all about sleek lines and and mechanical superiority, just like its Ferrari namesake.
The entire look of the watch is actually designed to mimic a Ferrari. The tapered face and top crystal are very visible nods to the car. Its even got a small section of carbon fiber detail worked into the top of the case. It’ll also be made in a limited run of 50 individually numbered pieces.
The watch movement contains 637 parts, more than what you’ll find in any other watch that Hublot produces. All these parts will show you the time, the reserve power, and at the bottom of the tapered watch face, the actual tourbillon. That power is produced by 11 mainspring barrels which all need to be manually wound.
Since you’ll be much too busy driving your Ferrari LaFerrari to bother slowing down to wind a watch, they’ve got that covered, too. It comes with a snazzy electronic screwdriver set that does the winding for you and even sets the time so you can get back to the important business of driving.
Nicole Wakelin fell in love with cars as a teenager when she got to go for a ride in a Ferrari. It was red and it was fast and that was all that mattered. Game over. She considers things a bit more carefully now, but still has a weakness for fast, beautiful cars. Nicole also writes for NerdApproved and GeekMom.