ublot’s “MP” (Manufacture Piece) represents the spirit of the brand taken to its extremes. These extraordinary creations, which are off the beaten track, are a fusion between technology and aesthetics to form a unique and inseparable whole. It is no longer a matter of form and substance — the form is the substance and the reverse is also true.
MP-09 embodies this vision with a key word: integration. Firstly, that of the case and its queen of complications - the Tourbillon Bi-Axis. The whole challenge of the piece was to create a case with a totally unique shape, all made from curves and corners on two different planes, to present the Tourbillon in a singular way.
Then, the integration of all of Hublot’s expertise. As a 100% integrated manufacture, which masters the conception, design, production and assembly of every one of its creations, Hublot can demonstrate all of its creative independence, embodied in the MP-09.
After the three initial versions in titanium, King Gold and black 3D carbon, Hublot is continuing the adventure of the MP-09 with not one, but four new versions. What they all have in common is a new 3D carbon case in colour.
Every word in this description counts: “new”, because of the conception, but above all the method, because machining a case made from a multi-layer composite, such as carbon, is nothing like machining a case made from titanium or gold, which are homogeneous metals. Not to mention, new plans, new tools and new finishings: the MP-09 has a truly ultra-high-tech chassis.
“3D Carbon” is a material that nobody masters like Hublot, which is capable of sculpting it to form curves, angles and inclined planes of a rare complexity, whilst always guaranteeing its water resistance and durability. Carbon also offers the new MP-09 a significant weight saving, accentuating the sensation of a piece with an extreme look and a unique complication... that is as light as a feather on your wrist.
Finally, “colour”, which is what sets this new MP-09 family apart. It comes in a choice of four: yellow, blue, green and red. Four radically different approaches, with solution-dyed 3D carbon cases that have matching structured rubber straps, hands and hour markers. Sporty, stealthy or flashy, there is one for every taste, but not for everybody: only eight numbered pieces will be made of each version.
The new Hublot MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis beats to the rhythm of the HUB9009.H1.RA manual-winding, mechanical calibre with a 5-day power reserve. It is equipped with a bi-axial tourbillon with a full rotation every minute for the first axis and a second rotation every 30 seconds for the second axis.
It is this hypnotic and unique double rotation that guided the conception of this inclined case, which shows the tourbillon at 6 o’clock, as part of a new colour, 3D carbon architecture, with the middle and back cover in titanium, as well as a double anti-reflective sapphire glass.