It seems Hublot is working on attracting those potential customers who really don’t like round watches, and who really like grand complications. The very first piece in Hublot’s new “not-round” collection, is the MP-01 (MasterPiece No.1).
Comprising of 384 parts and 43 jewels, the HUB5100 is a harmonious configuration of three barrels functioning in series allowing for a ten day power reserve indicated on the case back. The HUB5100 must be admired and so the dial is open worked revealing the curvaceous chronograph. Situated on the dial is three counters; chronograph seconds at the 3 ‘o’clock; chronograph minutes at the 9 ‘o’clock and small seconds counter at the 6 ‘o’clock.
The metal work is absolutely powerful making the watch seem larger than life like the steel joists of a skyscraper construction towering over the city.
Although the shape is quite different from other Hublot timepieces, there are quite a few distinctlyHublot aspects to this watch. The shape of the lugs have a distinct Hublot look, as does theskeleletonized hand indicators, and the overall power of presence which always seems to surround a Hublot timepiece.
Hublot is treading with caution and only releasing 100 pieces at the moment, and as a result of the extremely complex craftsmanship only one or two Masterpiece Models will be unleashed each year.