Have you heard anything about the fake hublot watch? let us say something here.
if you are a watch enthusiast for a long time, at this point, you should be much familiar with the versatility together with the strict limitations of watch layout. however, when i heard about the hublot techframe for the first time, i did wonder how to understand the spatial, technical, functional, and technological limitations, also, what the process was like for ferrari.
you need not look at it for long for the techframe name to make sense: the “lattice structure” of the case is a special case design that harnesses the combination of lightweight materials and as many negative spaces as possible, without compromising structural rigidity.
different from a material that has ether twice in its name and been crafted from nice and long pieces of carbon fiber. available in titanium, king carbon, a multi-layer hypoallergenic material made from, get this, particularly long carbon fibers.
i am just the hopeless, lifelong car fan, when i saw the hublot techframe ferrari 70 years tourbillon chronograph case’s cutout, the first thing i thought of was the dashboard of the ferrari 360 modena. the combination of the circular and organic shapes seemed to share between the two. even though contemporary ferrari dashboards have gone on to be much more like spaceship cabins than traditional car interiors, this nod towards ferrari’s long, though not necessarily loudly advertised link to organic design is something i guess the more dedicated fans will appreciate.
negative spaces have for some time been completely necessary in great car design – as cars are getting more bubbly and inflated in their exteriors in an effort to meet ever stricter safety and emissions regulations, these “concave,” dark areas help enforce a muscular, powerful, visually more fascinating aesthetic. the replica watches use it almost completely in the skeletonization of movements, but given the pace at which case manufacturing has been advancing lately, we shall see it more often in watch exteriors as well.