Hublot MP-06 Watch For Senna

Hublot MP-06 Watch For Senna

Hublot MP 06 Watch For Senna   watch releases

When a brand like Hublot states that they've created their most complex watch to-date, it's worth our while to sit up and take notice.  Of course, if you pair that development with a Brazilian icon of motorsports, well, then you know you're in for some visual flair as well. Technically it isn't their most complex watch, but perhaps it is from a case and construction standpoint.

Hublot has been on quite a rampage as of late when it comes to design.  The most recent example (prior to the watch we're discussing here, that is) is of course the 50-day power reserve MP-05.  If you dial back into the archives a bit, you'll see that these design experiments started with the MP-01, where the first tonneau case showed up.  Interesting side note on that case -  it was literally Hublot trying to see what an Hublot mixed with Richard Mille design would look like.

Hublot MP 06 Watch For Senna   watch releases

But enough about history - let's move on to the newest model in the Masterpiece lineup.  Hublot has had a long-standing relationship with the Senna family; this newest model (the MP-06 Senna) is in honor of Ayrton - specifically, his 41 victories and three championships.  Why those specifically?  Well, they're introducing three variants of the model (for the championships), with 41 pieces of each variant (there's the victory count) being created.

Aside from the mini replica helmet that comes with the watch, there are a few other motorsports touches to be found in the watch.  Most prominently, you've got the Senna logo applied at the 9 o'clock position; secondarily, you have the perforated leather on the strap that calls to mind driving gloves.

There is another automotive tie-in, albeit an unintentional one, I'm sure.  The MP-06 only has a water resistance rating of 30m, so it's not supposed to be exposed to much more than a splash.  So, much like a high-revving race car, you'll want to head for the pits at the first sight of water (no, rain tires for watches aren't a thing).

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19 comments
MarkCarson
MarkCarson

Patrick asks in the article if the 'disk brake' element turns. I'd guess that it does, but slowly as I'm pretty sure this is the mainspring barrel. Compared to the 'bag of parts fell on the floor' look of some other Hublot skeletons, this one is indeed more composed and orderly looking. And you can actually read the time on this one. Sure screams Richard Mille, but I guess that is intentional.

SuperStrapper
SuperStrapper

Can someone tell me about a company that is NOT partnered with Hublot?

Ryan B
Ryan B

A racing inspired watch that doesn't suck, the black and yellow model is beautiful.

Ulysses31
Ulysses31

FIFTY... F&*KING.. Oh wait, i've already done that before.  Well never mind.  Anyway, apart from the gold one, they look pretty damn good as far as Hublot goes.  The seconds markings over each index look like an after thought applied at the last minute.  I had no idea Senna had his own "brand" logo.  The watches will sell out in days and Hublot will have cashed in on the reputation of another dead guy and their accountants will be very pleased.  Funny, I thought Biver would've preferred to go with Lewis Hamilton, what with his penchant for exploiting the fame of celebrities of African origin.

Lesthepom
Lesthepom

As Hublot goes this one is pretty good the brake disk behind the name subtley ties in with the Senna name nice work but Hublot only make one watch I would wish to own that is the diamond encrusted $5,000,000 one but sadly it sold to some one in china o well ill just have to keep looking

Ironman007
Ironman007

Someone who writes about watches must get the facts right. I checked back and it's 50 day power reserve. Not 50 hours.

Ironman007
Ironman007

Hmm... I thought MP-05 had a 50 day power reserve and not 50 hour ? Is there a mistake in the facts ? 50 hour power reserve is hardly impressive for a mechanical watch and it understates the capability of MP-05 ?! Someone correct me if I am wrong.

nateb123
nateb123

How in baby Jesus' name did you get through this entire review without saying the words "Richard Mille"?  That's not addressing the elephant in the room at it's finest.

EranR
EranR

How is that their "most complex watch to date"? it's quite nice, tourbillon and all, but where's the complexity?

antjay
antjay

Love it , but why have seconds marked on the indices if you don't have a second hand?

Ironman007
Ironman007

You sound like u can afford the $5,000,000 diamond Hublot, don't you ?!

Lesthepom
Lesthepom

Probably non of us will ever own one of these so it's not really the end of the world that Patrick got it wrong and it also gives nerds like us some thing to do between winding our Rolexes to stuff ups in the reviews

aBlogtoWatch
aBlogtoWatch moderator

@nateb123 Yea, Patrick needed to do that. We will have him update it. The entire Masterpiece concept with the MP-01 began with Hublot taking someone's challenge to produce a watch that looked like a mix between an Hublot and a Richard Mille.

Lesthepom
Lesthepom

May be if it was made in china and not the one sold to china

Ironman007
Ironman007

Agreed. Just that these pages lie around on the Internet for a long time. Too many of these discrepancy postings would cause confusion to people who read it years later. The other end of the spectrum is not enough being written. Such is the truth of Citizen watches. Eg. The Citizen scientific Calculator watch 9140A. Some people even doubt that Citizen ever made pure digital time pieces !

MarkCarson
MarkCarson

@antjay We all have moments like that. Cheers.

Nice fish in your profile picture. Is that a "Jack" of some sort? We some in Hawaii called Ulua and they are a great white meat fish. Small/young ones are called Papio. Quite tender when they are young. Quite a strong game fish when they are bigger. Big ones can get to be 100 lbs.