The handed down series is dedicated to creating complex watches and extraordinary movements based on the latest research results in the field of mechanical engineering. The advent of this new series comes from the strength of production. In 2010, Hublot assembled an advanced watch customization team composed of 30 top masters, focusing on the development of high-complexity watches. The first watch of the series, MP-01, was launched in January 2011. It was a barrel-shaped titanium watch, and a column-wheel chronograph movement composed of three precision-coordinated barrels could provide ten days of power reserve. This series is limited to 100 pieces.
With the birth of digital civilization, abundant information has replaced the richness of materials in a sense. The world today is full of resources, and sometimes even cluttered, and we are faced with a great deal of information. In an instant, we may experience a huge gap from fascination and intoxication to worry and worry, from cheering to sadness and disappointment. In this infinite richness, what is the ultimate goal that is difficult to achieve, and is always scarce? This is ‘time’ itself. Time is often defined as the real luxury of our time, and it is still an abstract concept: sometimes it elapses instantaneously like a white horse, and sometimes it seems endless.
So, if a watch can give you the ability to master the passage of time according to your wishes through its own mechanical device, really master your own time? This mechanical mechanism that drives the MP-02 time key gives you ‘adjust’ every hour and every minute according to your wishes through the crown at three different positions.
Position 1: If you want to enjoy every second in the passage of time: you can slow down the hands of the watch to divide the time into four, so the usual hour is displayed in the MP-02 time key For a quarter of an hour.
Position 2: If you want ‘real’ time: select the normal pointer speed, you can keep the ‘normal’ time, and the usual hour is still displayed as one hour in the MP-02 time key.
Position 3: If you want the time to pass a bit faster: you can increase the speed of the hands, the time will quadruple, and the usual quarter of an hour will be displayed as an hour in the MP-02 time key.
Therefore, with the key of time, the wearer can quadruple the pleasant time and shorten the difficult time by four times, while retaining the right to return to normal time at any time. Three different indicators are star-shaped on the dial to indicate the current time speed, thereby avoiding any confusion. You can definitely place this complex mechanism in position 1 or 3, and then simply return it to position 2 and you can see the hands return to the normal time display. What realizes this function is the real ‘mechanical memory’ device in the movement. In addition to this unique complication, the MP-02 Time Key also boasts a vertically-moving flying tourbillon frame and a second hand indicator on the edge.
Serial number: 902.ND.1190.RX
壳 Case: Micro-blasted titanium (grade 5), black DLC coating
Dial: Various black, green thermal transfer
Hand: Black polished nickel metal with green luminous coating
Movement: HUB9002 manual winding movement
Size: Diameter: 40.20 x 40.10 mm
Thickness: 9.30 mm
Frequency: 21,600 vibrations per hour (3 Hz)
Kinetic energy: 100 hours, about 4 days
Band: Black natural rubber
Buckle: Micro-blasted black ceramic and black PVD-coated steel folding buckle