Considered to be the rarest if not the most beautiful Ferrari ever made, the legendary Ferrari 250 GTO is celebrating the model's 50th anniversary with a truly historic event, a gathering of 24 owners and their GTOs at one location for the first time. With only 36 models made, the car broke various records since its introduction, including one as the most expensive car sold when American billionaire Craig McCaw brought one for $35 million dollars back in May. As the official timekeeper for Ferrari, watchmaker HUBLOT joined in the festivities as well with the creation of HUBLOT Ferrari 250 GTO Classic Fusion Watch. Presented on Tuesday, July 3rd, in front of 150 invited guests at Abbaye de Hautvillers, home of the famed Dom Pérignon Champagne, this special timepiece was made to mimic the famous form of the Ferrari 250 GTO. With a 45mm encasement machined out of titanium, HUBLOT then fitted with a skeletonized Tourbillion movement. In reference to the Ferrari 250 GTO's wheel rim, HUBLOT designed a special barrel drum, which is visible at the 12 o'clock position. On the case-back. More 250 GTO references such as customized chassis number and the same barenia calfskin as the watch's strap. Finally, each is in a Ferrari presentation case specifically created for this edition. Because of the exquisite craftsmanship that went into each timepiece, both HUBLOT and Ferrari will make the watch available only to owners of Ferrari 250 GTO.
HUBLOT CEO Ricardo Guadalupe (Left) & Ferrari CEO Luca Cordero di Montezemolo (Right)