Prepare to spend more than you think for this new masterpiece from Hublot

Ferrari and Swiss watchmaker Hublot have a long and decorated history of collaboration. Over the years, we’ve seen a few of the creations that they’ve made, including the Big Bang Ferrari 305, the 250 GTO Classic Fusion, and the Big Bang Ferrari 60th Anniversary Edition, among others. Now we have the MP-05 LaFerrari, a watch that’s so ridiculously awe-inspiring that Hublot even created a CGI-laden promotional video featuring the Ferrari FXX K doing some stunts in a post-apocalyptic wasteland that the actual version wouldn’t be caught dead doing in real life.

Lest we forget though, the actual star of the video is the MP-05 LaFerrari Sapphire, the newest addition to the MP-05 LaFerrari family of super watches. The familiar futuristic design of the MP-05 is alive and present in this one. The only difference is that this particular case is made from sapphire blocks that have been machined from more than 600 hours of workmanship specifically to make its peculiar shape. It also features ultra lightweight carbon components and has 11 series-coupled barrels set in a spine formation that takes control of the movements inside the watch. All told, the MP-05 LaFerrari Sapphire has 637 unique components and even with all those minute items, it only weighs 53.5 grams. On top of all that, it has a 50-day power reserve, which apparently is the first of its kind from Hublot. Who knew, right?

The watch was even the star of an exclusive pre-release that was held at the Ace Museum in Los Angeles. Imagine that. I guess it’s not hard to considering that a single MP-05 LaFerrari Sapphire costs $250,000, which, believe it or not, is more expensive than buying a brand-new Ferrari 488 GTB. Oh yes, the price of luxury certainly knows no bounds.

Ferrari FXX K

2015 Ferrari FXX K High Resolution Exterior Wallpaper quality
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The Ferrari FXX K (AKA the track-only LaFerrari) has finally made its debut. Check out all of its hybrid supercar awesomeness at TopSpeed.com!

Read our full review on the Ferrari FXX K here.

Kirby Garlitos
Automotive Aftermarket Expert - kirby@topspeed.com
Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read More
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