As far as we're concerned, the difference between timekeeping masterpieces and normal watches is as visible as the differences between a top of the line luxury car and a series model, and that's pretty much the case with the particular timepiece you'll read about as follows, namely the Masterpiece MP-01 from Swiss manufacturer Hublot.
Given the fact that the MP-01 is a part of the company's Masterpiece Collection (as BornRich reports
), it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that this exquisite, extremely attractive watch
features not only a very special design and materials, but also some pretty impressive complications.
Manufactured by the members of the Confrerie Horlogere Hublot, a select group of 30 skilled watchmakers within Hublot, the MP-01 is the first barrel-shaped timepiece
developed by Hublot and sports a titanium curved case, meant to protect the very delicate internal mechanism.
And since we've reached this topic, it's important to point out that the Hublot timepiece sports a UB5100 Caliber, the 30-minute mono-pusher column wheel chronograph movement being also barrel-shaped in order to follow the overall contours of the watch.
Also, its three barrels working in series offer this watch an impressive 10-day power reserve, the watch even sporting a special indicator that points out just how much time's left before the watch has to be rewound.
We'll also have to point out the very “open” design, users being able to freely admire the complications and mechanisms of the watch via the front dial glass.
Given the fact that we're talking about a very advanced time-keeping device, that will also be available in a limited series (only 100 pieces will be manufactured), it shouldn't come as much of a surprise the fact that pricing for the Hublot Masterpiece MP-01 is quite high, each watch selling for around $80,000.