Swiss timepiece maker Hublot seems to be on a roll. Known for its association with sports and use of innovative materials, the brand continues to fascinate watch connoisseurs with its latest references, being showcased at Watches and Wonders 2023.
Big Bang Integrated Blue Sapphire
This 43 mm, 10-piece limited-edition watch (Ref. 455.JL.0120.JL) gets a polished blue sapphire crystal case and six visible screws on the bezel. The skeleton dial gets blue hands for the hour, minute, a microrotor with ‘Hublot’ engraved at 12 o’clock and a flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock.
The model is equipped with the manufacture automatic tourbillon movement, MHUB6035, with a 72-hour power reserve. Turning the watch over reveals the sapphire skeleton caseback, engraved with ‘Hublot Big Bang’, ‘Limited Edition’ and the individual watch number, and the six visible screws. The watch is finished on a blue sapphire crystal strap with a titanium deployant buckle clasp.
Big Bang Unico High Jewellery King Gold Rainbow
This 44 mm, 18 ct King Gold watch (Ref. 421.OX.9099.LR.9999) is a non-limited-edition watch that comes with 124 baguette-cut, coloured gemstones: rubies, pink sapphires, blue topazes, tsavorites and yellow and orange sapphires. While the 18 ct King Gold bezel is set with 108 baguette-set, coloured gemstones, the 18 ct gold dial is set with 62 of them.
On the 18 ct gold dial, there is an hour subdial at 9 o’clock and a 60 minutes subdial with an inbuilt date window at 3 o’clock. The watch is equipped with the MHUB1280 UNICO 2 manufacture self-winding chronograph flyback movement with a column wheel that offers a 72-hour power reserve. Turning the watch over reveals the 18 ct King Gold caseback with the sapphire crystal and a black-plated, tungsten oscillating weight with a microblasted and satin-finished surface.
The timepiece sits on a multicoloured alligator strap with an 18 ct King Gold and black-plated titanium deployant buckle.
Spirit of Big Bang Yellow Magic
This 42 mm, 200-piece, limited-edition watch gets a polished yellow ceramic case and a microblasted and polished yellow ceramic bezel with six visible screws. The skeleton dial with the yellow chronograph central, hour, minute hands gets a 12-hour subdial at 6 o’clock, a seconds subdial at 9 o’clock, a 30-minute subdial at 3 o’clock and a date window at 4:30.
It is equipped with the self-winding skeleton chronograph movement, MHUB4700, offering a power reserve of 50 hours and beating at 5Hz frequency. Turning the watch over reveals the polished yellow ceramic and sapphire crystal caseback with the engraving of ‘Limited Edition’, ‘Spirit Big Bang’ and the individual watch number, out of 200.
The watches also come with black-and-yellow, structured, lined rubber straps with black ceramic and black-plated titanium deployant buckle clasps.
Spirit of Big Bang 32 mm
Hublot has revealed eight different variants for the 32 mm model, four each in stainless steel and King Gold cases.
These include a stainless steel diamond model (Ref. 682.SX.1170.RX.1204) and a King Gold diamond model (Ref. 682.OX.1180.RX.1204). Each of these models comes with 44 diamonds on the bezel.
Next in line are the stainless steel pavé (Ref. 682.SX.1170.RX.1604) and the King Gold pavé (Ref. 682.OX.1180.RX.1604). Each of these models is studded with 140 diamonds on the case and the bezel.
Now we come to the stainless steel white diamonds (Ref. 682.SE.2010.RW.1204) and King Gold white diamonds (Ref. 682.OE.2080.RW.1204) watches. Each of these models comes with white dials and 44 diamonds on the bezel.
Finally, there are the stainless steel white pavé (682.SE.2010.RW.1604) and the King Gold white pavé (Ref. 682.OE.2080.RW.1604) models. Each of these models come with 140 diamonds on the case and the bezel.
Standard to all models are the date window at 6 o’clock and the self-winding MHUB1120 movement with 40 hours of power reserve. The caseback gets a stainless steel or a King Gold finishing, depending on the case material, and a Hublot-designed tungsten oscillating weight.
Big Bang Unico Golf Sky Blue
Hublot first unveiled the Golf model in 2017 and since then, it has seen multiple variations. This year, Hublot has launched this 45 mm, carbon fibre and texalium-cased watch (Ref. 416.YE.1120.VR), limited to only 100 pieces. The skeleton dial gets a live score: an 18-hole window at 9 o’clock while the 3 o’clock window will tell the player the current status. The window at 6 o’clock will display the score as a digital display.
The watch has a yellow pusher at 2 o’clock to activate the golf mechanism to display the counts for the strokes per hole and the total number of strokes to complete the 18-hole course. The pusher at 4 o’clock resets the stroke counter to zero. The 8 o’clock pusher resets the mechanism and sets the counters to zero at the end of the round.
Powering the watch is the same self-winding movement from the 2017 variant, offering 72 hours of power reserve. Turning the watch over showcases the engraving of ‘Hublot Big Bang’, ‘Limited Edition’ and the individual watch number. The caseback also includes an anthracite grey-plated tungsten oscillating weight with a microblasted and satin-finished surface.
Big Bang Integrated Time Only
Hublot has revealed eight different variants for the 40 mm model, one in King Gold (Ref. 456.OX.0180.OX), one in Black Magic (Ref. 456.CX.0170.CX), two in titanium (Ref. 456.NX.0170.NX.3704) for pavé and one (Ref. 456.NX.0170.NX.9804) for jewellery.
(Ref. 456.OX.0180.OX.3704) is for King Gold pavé and (Ref. 456.OX.0180.OX.9804) is for King Gold jewellery.
Two variants are in yellow gold: (Ref. 456.VX.0130.VX.3704) for Yellow Gold pavé and (Ref. 456.VX.0130.VX.9804) for Yellow Gold jewellery.
All watches come with date windows at 6 o’clock and the self-winding movement. Calibre MHUB1710, with a power reserve of 50 hours. The casebacks of the watches showcase the tungsten openwork oscillating weights.