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MP-09 TOURBILLON BI-AXIS


The tourbillon is a fascinating complication. Besides the obvious utility aspect related to the precision of the watch, there is another thing about the tourbillon that has watch lovers swooning: merely watching it! The mechanism is enthralling.

With Hublot’s MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis it gets even better. This is a watch that shows-off the tourbillon in style. There is a special crystal display case for the bi-axis tourbillon at 6 o’clock. It may look simple, but a lot of construction talent has gone into fashioning the sapphire crystal into the arch shape required for the case. For the watch lover, the experience of viewing the fastmoving tourbillon through this curved sapphire crystal will be very special indeed! The bi-axial tourbillon undertakes a complete rotation per minute for the first axis and a rotation every 30 seconds for the second.

The watch features the calibre HUB9009.H1.RA, a mechanical movement with manual-winding featuring a 5-day power reserve. The dial is partly skeletonized. A sub-dial on the upper right tells the time. The date corrector is quite innovative as well. Via a simple winding movement of the lever up or down, the date moves respectively forward or back by a day.

A multi-layered dial always gives a great effect, and this can be seen here as well. In this watch, the dial has been constructed over several levels. Moreover, the use of alternating black, white and red gives a great visual touch. It also enhances the elegant character of the MP-09. Around the hours and minutes display, the date indication is arranged in tiers in two half-circles on two distinct levels, while the 5-day power reserve is displayed in a gauge at 9 o’clock.

The 49-mm diameter case, water resistant to 30 metres, comes in two distinct versions: in titanium or in King Gold. The MP-09 in titanium will be a limited edition of 50, whereas the version in King Gold is limited to 20.

With the MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis Hublot pushes boundaries once again. It is a watch that also represents a very powerful idea. By ensuring maximum of visibility on the tourbillon, giving a view into its fascinating double rotation and creating a very original case that houses a manufacture movement, the brand proves once again that it is at the top of its game!