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Hublot Big Bang 44mm Ceramic Ayrton Senna Special Edition - Foudroyante Split Seconds Chronograph Special Edition
Made in Only 500 Individually numbered pieces to celebrate the life of Brazilian F1 Racing Phenom Ayrton Senna
Released Circa 2009, this watch was Completely Sold Out Upon Release!
100% Complete; Comes with Original Hublot Porthole Box, original Hublot Digital Waranty Card, Hublot Instruction Booklet and Hublot Digital USB reader
Pre-Owned in lightly and carefully worn condition with only the very slightest visible signs of occassional and careful wear. All pictures are of actual watch so please review are multiple high resolution photos for exact condition.
Black Ceramic is the perfect backdrop to highlight the green and yellow accents in tribute to Ayrton Senna's home country Brazil and the Colors of the Brazillian Flag. This watch features Ayrton Senna signature in green on the dial at 6 o'clock, Flag of Brazil on the side of case at 9:00, tip of chronograph pusher at 2:00 has yellow inlay accent, hands and hour markers are yellow luminous material, and if that wasn't enough, even the chronograph seconds hand is a blend of yellow and green!
Ultra complicated Foudroyante Movement = split seconds chronograph and 1/8th seconds chronograph
The Split Seconds chronograph allows you to time up to 2 events occuring simultaneously with different end times using the push button on the tip of the winding crown at 3:00. Pushing this button while the chronograph is in operation causes the 2-piece (chronograph) seconds hand to separate; 1 hand freezes instantaneoulsy while the other green and yellow seconds hand continues until the button at 4:00 is pushed at which point all the chronograph hands are frozen and you can compare differentials between the 2 events ie 'split timing' useful in horse or car racing (and cooking 2 different kinds of pastas ;-)!
Foudoryante means you can time events with up to 1/8th seconds accuracy via the register at 9:00 which rotates once for each second and seems to stop and then jump each 1/8th of a second, hence the name Foudroyante which literally translates to 'Lighting' - To watch the rotating of this hand is truly mesmerizing
Powered by automatic movement, HUB Caliber 44 RTF, with 42 hours of power reserve (without the chronograph running)
This watch is important because it celebrates Brazilian Racing Legend Ayrton Senna and because it features a very complicated Foudroyante aka 'Lighting' movement. This is a very complicated, rare and expensive movement. To Date, Hublot has made less than a handful of Big Bang models with this Foudroyante Movement; the majority of these (if not all other than this Senna Special Edition) were cased in the larger 48mm Big Bang King Power Case.
Here is your chance to own an amazing rare piece of Ayrton Senna and Hublot history at an amazing price.