hublot’s new titanium timepiece replaces watch hands and dial with rotating displays

hublot’s new titanium timepiece replaces watch hands and dial with rotating displays

Here comes Hublot’s MP-10 Tourbillon Weight Energy System

 

Hublot debuts the MP-10 Tourbillon Weight Energy System titanium timepiece, a watch that has no hands and dial but displays that rotate mechanically like an automatic circular file holder. Hublot takes mechanical watches to new vistas by trading hands with four constantly rotating displays to tell time. The hours and minutes are in the upper third of the timepiece, visibly indicating the time using an invisible magnifying glass.

 

The circular power reserve is in the central third, underlined by its clear green and red zones. The seconds tick in the lower third, which is housed by a tourbillon cage made from a monobloc aluminum, suspended and inclined. Hublot presented its new titanium watch during the LVMH Watch Week 2024 in Miami from January 28th to February 1st.

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images courtesy of Hublot

 

 

Titanium watch with an invisible magnifying glass

 

Who needs a watch dial? Definitely not Hublot’s MP-10 Tourbillon Weight Energy System titanium timepiece. For the Swiss watchmaker, its intention lies in making the movement of the handless and dial-less watch the face and soul of the timepiece. It draws influences from architecture with the way the mechanisms are carefully placed in a boxy tourbillon cage, lending it the visual aura of a ticking time bomb. The design, heightened by the presence of an invisible magnifying glass, can make time reading simpler since the wearer looks from top to bottom and nowhere else. The power reserve, with its two-tone disc, is set coaxially to the hours and minutes.

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Hublot’s titanium watch MP-10 has rotating displays instead of watch hands

 

 

Hublot’s MP-10 Tourbillon Weight Energy System titanium timepiece constructs two pieces, the middle and the case-back in shiny micro-blasted titanium for its exterior, while a sapphire crystal sets the cherry on top, combining inclined planes on three axes. Rubber straps are the chosen materials to tie up the titanium watch around the wrists, and white lacquer typography on black aluminum rollers emerges on the rotating displays to make it easier for the wearer to read the time. A red triangular marker lets them know too what time it is, so their eyes always gravitate immediately towards reading the hour first.

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rear view of Hublot’s titanium watch MP-10

 

 

two blocks of white gold for winding

 

Regular watches have a flat dial on the front and a weight on the back that swings as the wearer moves to keep the watch wound. Since Hublot’s MP-10 Tourbillon Weight Energy System titanium timepiece deviates from being such, the usual way of winding wouldn’t work. The engineers at Hublot then devised a solution by placing two blocks of white gold on each side of the titanium watch. These blocks can move up and down along a vertical axis, and to make sure these blocks don’t hit the sides of the watch, Hublot created a system of shock absorbers to avoid any collisions and keep the titanium watch safe. The two vertical blocks of gold can then wind the watch in both directions, and the wearer can manually wind the watch using the crown at 12 o’clock.

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Hublot’s titanium watch MP-10 comes with an invisible magnifying glass

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the seconds of Hublot’s titanium watch MP-10 lies just below the hours and minutes

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Hublot unveils its new titanium watch MP-10

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Hublot’s titanium watch MP-10 is housed by a tourbillon cage made from a monobloc aluminum

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the wearer looks from top to bottom to read time on Hublot’s new titanium watch MP-10

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Hublot’s titanium watch MP-10 uses two blocks of white gold for its automatic winding

 

project info:

 

name: MP-10 Tourbillon Weight Energy System

company: Hublot

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