The most technically interesting new Hublot watches for 2018, in my opinion, are the new Hublot MP-11 Power Reserve 14 days watches available in two versions (sapphire glass or 3D carbon). That said, the more complicated watch released by the Swiss brand is actually a new version of the MP-09 (Masterpiece collection # 9), but the MP-11 has a new look and movement that exists as part of the ongoing modification. of Hublot's long power reserve movement technology originally designed for the Hublot MP-05 La Ferrari, which had a total of 50 days of power reserve.
The technology I'm talking about is a spring barrel stacking system to allow for the very rare power reserve life in most mechanical watches. Ferrari wasn't the first mechanical watch developed with a longer-than-average power reserve time, but no company other than Hublot has put so much effort into replica watches uk this technology in recent years. The MP-11 certainly has less power reserve than the Ferrari, but in my opinion it strikes a healthy mix of fit and technicality. After the MP-05 Ferrari watch, Hublot released the MP-07 with 42 days of power reserve. Cool but not "cute" in the traditional sense, the MP-07 was a transitional product in their attempt to play with the watch design and long mechanical power reserve movements.
The MP-11 is a solid offering because it more or less uses the iconic Hublot Big Bang case with a movement that has a 14-day power reserve. This makes the model a little less "niche" in terms of aesthetics and, in my opinion, well tied to Hublot's strengths as a movement designer as well as the distinctive appearance of the well-known Big Bang case aesthetic. For 2018 the MP-11 power reserve for 14 days looks like the reference 911.QD.0123.RX in carbon and the reference 911.JX.0102.RW in sapphire crystal. The cases are 45mm wide, water resistant up to 30 meters, and a little thicker than your standard Big Bang case, given the "bump" needed to house the row of spring barrels that are visible from the front of the watch.
Developed and produced in-house, the movement inside the Hublot MP-11 is the hand-wound HUB9011 caliber with a two-week power reserve. That's around 336 hours of power reserve that come from a total of seven spring-coupled barrels, which you can count as they're stacked horizontally and visible through replica watches the dial. To the immediate left of the spring-loaded barrels is an additional drum that acts as a power reserve indicator. I really admire the way that reading the current number (days remaining) on the power reserve scale with the text next to it creates a statement that can be read in your mind (for example, "12 day reserve"). Above the main barrels is an off-center display, albeit legible for the time with hours and minutes.