Hublot is, in many ways, a brand given to extremes. Or, at least, not doing things by halves. Their latest twin takes on the powerful MP-11 is a clear case (if youíll pardon the pun) in point.* If youíre not au fait with the MP-11, itís a fairly impressive piece of tech that is an evolution of 2013ís LaFerrari. The key feature of this 45mm watch is the power reserve of 14 days, an astonishing figure thatís achieved through a rack of seven series-coupled barrels that dominate the lower portion of the watch. Winding this beast is achieved either through a laborious hand crank, or using a miniaturised Torx drill.* Whatís new here is the case material. Thereís a new ĎAll Blackí iteration, in a next-generation three-dimensional carbon, a woven polymer material thatís hard-wearing and lightweight (the whole package clocks in at 90 grams) and, perhaps most importantly, looks cool.* If smoky carbon isnít your jam, how about the icy crystalline structure of the limited edition sapphire (200 pieces), which lets all the interior workings hang out. In fact, Hublot is accentuating the movement architecture by curving the sapphire case to follow the curves of the multiple barrels, even going…

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