Replica Hublot MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis Watch
Hublot follows its bend to every aspect, it is unique and particular and makes the replica watches it wants to be. That’s always the fact, while a few of their newest innovations drive the idea home more and more. One of the watches we talked about most at Baselworld 2017 must be the new Hublot MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis watch we first covered here, and it’s designed all around displaying its tourbillon movement. As a matter of fact, I don’t think it’s an accident that the hour and minute hands here could fit into what really could be a sub-dial on any other watch. It’s a showcase on the wrist which is rather uninterested in the practical and typical restrictions that follow with being a “timepiece.”
To give some context, Hublot’s MP collection is home to some of their most creative and out-there watches. The first MP watch was the MP-05 LaFerrari of 2013 which displays the time using a special barrel system and has an insanely long power reserve of 1,200 hours – that’s 50 days! The brand then launched the MP-07 last year, which displays time using a unique barrel system as well and has a shorter, but no less attractive, power reserve of 1,000 hours or 40 days. So what is the new replica Hublot MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis watch all about?
You may notice and find out, the new Hublot MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis replica watch starts with a traditional case layout, builds a special crystal display case for the bi-axis tourbillon at 6 o’clock. It is different from any other case out there, and I think it looks very nice. It is also especially hard to make as the case is so quirky, but more complex to manufacture is the sapphire crystal, which is a single piece and has three sides and needs to be made to conform with the shape of the sharply arching case. It’s unrestrained and stands for fake Hublot’s dedication to both movement and construction creation which has to be honored.
In execution, the effect of the case and glass makes for nice viewing of the bi-axial tourbillon. The tourbillon is a fast spinning one, which, along with the curved sapphire crystal, makes for wonderful viewing. It makes a single rotation per minute on one axis, and a rotation every 30 seconds on the other axis. Considering that tourbillon is French for “whirlwind,” it is a particularly apt description in this instance.
The dial itself is rather particular too with the only thing “normal” being the small sub-dial that displays the time, which is located at the top right.
The date, however, is much simpler to read. In place of a typical date wheel, under the dial for the time are two arching rows of numerals. And the date is indicated by a white disk that travels underneath the numerals that highlight the date.
By no means, no would be possible if not for the fact that Hublot is a make a layout and establishes its own movements. And indeed, this is one point that Hublot is keen to impress upon everyone. What is sexier, however, is that it consists of 356 components and that it beats at 3Hz with a power reserve of 120 hours or 5 days. It is also well-finished – not in the classical style, but in that unique industrial style that characterizes replica Hublot movements. Much of the movement is anthracite and it has beveled anthracite bridges, circular graining on the wheels, polished teeth, and a finely polished tourbillon cage.