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Hublot Big Bang Ayrton Senna Rattrapante Limited Edition Luxury Watch Review

http://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/hublot/#big-bang#.VWdm3lqROFI This 1-of-500 Hublot Big Bang Ayrton Senna Rattrapante limited edition is more than tribute to the three-time Formula One champion; it's a part of his living legacy. Over twenty years since Senna's passing, his charisma and legend retain an undiminished pull on fans of high-performance machinery. Signature Aytron Senna design cues include the Brazilian flag on the case flank at nine o'clock; the man's own signature in vivid red on the dial; a Brazilian national colors motif on the underside of the strap; an "Instituto Ayrton Senna" crest on the sapphire display case back; a small flourish of Brazilian colors on the second rattrapante seconds hand. All elements are integrated in good taste with evident respect for Senna's standing and reputation; Hublot goes so far as to subdue its own corporate logo in ghosted matte black on the dial. A 44mm black ceramic case is the chassis of choice for Hublot's split-second homage to Senna. Hublot stood among the luxury watch sector's earliest adopters of ceramic technology, and the like-new condition of the Big Bang Ayrton Senna is a testament to that foresight. Although released in 2007, all of the sharp creases, subtle brushed surfaces, and gloss black facets retain their original quality, and the matching ceramic bezel follows suit. On the wrist, the light and wieldy Hublot Big Bang Ayrton Senna wears with ease that belies its size and stance. Hublot is a master of ergonomics, and its broad-shouldered cases feature short lugs that permit comfortable use on even small male wrists. A soft natural rubber strap offers outstanding comfort and precise fit. As a split-second chronograph (rattrapante), the Hublot Big Bang Ayrton Senna offers its user the ultimate motor sports complication. With the ability to time two simultaneous events - such as two cars in action - the rattrapante offers both practicality and dynamic entertainment to the watch's owner and his companions. A power reserve indicator at the dial's base tracks the remaining energy in the Valjoux-based automatic Hublot HB44 RT caliber. Ayrton Senna is more than a fallen hero; he has become an ideal, a romanticized image of masculinity, professional skill, courage, and passion. All of these emotions find their mechanical analogs in the Hublot Big Bang Ayrton Senna Rattrapante. See this Hublot Big Bang Ayrton Senna Rattrapante limited edition in high-resolution images on www.watchuant.com. Video and content by Tim Mosso