Hublot Ferrari All Black Automatic Openwork Dial Black Ceramic Men’s Watch (401.CX.0123.VR)

Hublot is a well-known name in luxury timepieces, and no other wrist watch has the unique design and effect that an openwork, skeleton dial has on this all black edition.

The Hublot Ferrari All Black Automatic Openwork Dial Black Ceramic Men’s Watch (401.CX.0123.VR) is a limited edition luxury wrist watch. With only 1,000 of these editions made since 2012, they are rare and highly sought after by Hublot aficionados.

With a predominantly black color scheme, this special timepiece features a black ceramic and anodized bezel, black ceramic 45.5mm casing, black rubber and leather band, black crown, and black numerals and dial hands.

With red stitching and a red seconds-hand, this Hublot highlights the dark and sophisticated sports look with these deep red accents.

Brand: Hublot
Type: Ferrari All Black Automatic Openwork Dial Black Ceramic
Model: 401.CX.0123.VR




This 45.5mm ceramic timepiece is a beautiful work of art with a dominant color of jet black with red stitching in the band and a red seconds-hand. In addition, the openwork dial face gleams with silver and grey as the inner workings of this timepiece are shown off to the world more as a work of art than a timekeeping engine.

Featuring a HUB1241 Unico engine, this Chronograph shows off the openwork/skeleton black and grey dial through an anti-reflective and scratch resistant Sapphire Crystal window. With a polished and Satin-finished black ceramic case and a black rubber and leather schedoni strap with red stitching, this timepiece is perfect for a man’s man.

The openwork face contains beautiful numerals and markers for the hours, black hour and minute hands, a red second hand, seconds-markers around the dial rim, and a sub dial located at the 3 o’clock position. Within the sub dial is a small, yellow circle that shows the current date. The wearer can see the 31 day calendar wheel in silver-grey in the background of the openwork dial face.

The overall effect is complemented by a satin-finished black ceramic and anodized red aluminum lower bezel with 6 H-shaped Black PVD Titanium screws. The fixed, screw-down bezel complements the tri-color effect Hublot has gone with in this Ferrari Openwork model.

Technical Specifications and Features:

  • Case Diameter: 45.5mm
  • Dial Color: Black/Grey Openwork
  • Case Backing: Transparent
  • Shape: Round
  • Movement: Automatic
  • Dial Window Material: Anti-Reflective, Scratch Resistant Sapphire Crystal
  • Case Material: Satin-finished black Ceramic
  • Band Material: Leather and rubber
  • Band Color: Black Schedoni with red stitching (includes additional red strap)
  • Bezel: Fixed
  • Bezel Material: Fixed Black Ceramic
  • Power Reserve: 72 hours
  • Bracelet/Strap Clasp: Deployant Buckle Clasp
  • Water Resistance: 100 meters (330 feet) / 10 ATM
  • Special Features: Satin-finished black plated appliques; Satin-finished plated hands with black Luminescent; Red seconds-hand and sub dial minutes-hand; Chronograph.

Power Source

Hublot uses a HUB1241 Unico Automatic Movement as its power source. This is among the best movements in the world and is precise and balanced due to the world renowned Swiss engineering.


The Good

This limited edition Hublot timepiece is one of a thousand produced since 2012.

The black rubber and schedoni leather strap has a beautiful and unique red stitching, but the timepiece also comes with an additional red strap for an even bolder look if you wish.

This model is water resistant up to 100 meters (330 feet), or 10 ATM. This is great for wearers who like to be around water and not worry about getting this luxury wrist watch wet.

Finally, with a 72 hour power reserve, you can wear the Big Bang Ferrari whenever you want without having to set the time again for up to three days of non-use.


The Bad

There are no negative aspects to this timepiece to report. Some men may find the 45.5mm case a bit large for their wrists, if they are used to a 40mm or 42mm size.

However, due to the perfect functionality, exceptional design, and gratuitous use of materials, there are a surprising lack of negatives to this model.



The Big Bang Ferrari watch has many highlights, the best of which is the Openwork dial that exposes the cogs and insides beneath. In addition to the skeleton dial, the back is also transparent so you can see the Unico Automatic movement.

As far as the design, this Hublot model is nearly perfect: it has jet black dial hands with Luminescent capabilities, so you will have no problem seeing the time in the dark with this jet black timepiece.


The functionality of the Hublot Ferrari All Black Automatic Openwork Dial Black Ceramic 45mm Men’s Watch is precise and beyond reproach. The HUB1241 Unico movement provides for the best in Swiss-made movements for the most precise timekeeping in the luxury watch market.

The component parts of this Chronograph, the sub dial, calendar function, and luminescence, all work to perfection.


The Hublot “Big Bang” Ferrari All Black Automatic Openwork Dial Black Ceramic Men’s Watch can be purchased on for $22,485.

amazonprice is selling this timepiece for $22,900. is selling it for a bit more money, at $25,330, but if you keep an eye on the posting, the coast could potentially decrease.

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Transparent Case Backing of the Hublot Ferrari All Black Ceramic Men’s Watch


Overall Impression

This Hublot model takes its cues from the original Big Bang model and improves upon it with a modern design that will blow other openwork, skeleton models out of the water. This signature piece is a true modern classic that is both attractive and luxurious.

The original Hublot “Big Bang” watch was the winning design of Basel World 2005–the use of integrated and varied composite case materials was a first in the industry–this Hublot Big Bang Ferrari edition follows this tradition in a new and fresh way with a fantastic bold black color, ceramic construction, red secondary accents, and special features.

This Hublot model is one of only one thousand produced since 2012. Not many men will have the privilege of owning the Ferrari, but you can be one of them.

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