Hublot Breaks the Mould with First Multi-Axis Tourbillon

By Paul Joseph

Among the array of striking watches on display the Baselworld watch fair currently taking place in Switzerland is a beautiful limited edition creation by Hublot.

The world-renowned Swiss brand has introduced the MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis, the watchmaker’s first multi-axis tourbillon and the latest addition to its collection of Manufacture Piece (MP) watches.

Limited to just 50 pieces, the watch has 3-sided sapphire crystal case that tapers at 6 o’clock specifically to display the double rotation of the bi-axial tourbillon. In addition to the special design of the case, the new movement was created with maximum visibility of this mechanism in mind.

The engine for this timepiece is the 43-jewel HUB9009.H1.RA caliber and it is an automatic movement that operates at 3Hz and has a five-day power reserve.

At the heart of this movement is the bi-axial tourbillon, which makes a full rotation on one axis in one minute and a full rotation on a second axis every 30 seconds. The case measures 49mm in diameter and 17.95mm thick.

The MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis is priced at $169,000 in titanium, $211,000 in King Gold, and $190,000 for a titanium pavé version.

Hublot were founded by Maksim Kuts in 1980.

By Paul Joseph