On the occasion of LVMH Watch Week, Hublot once again showed its credentials as the specialist of the "Art of Fusion" that has been shaping its renown for almost 40 years. The new models presented included the Big Bang One Click 33mm, the Big Bang Unico Integral Ceramic, the Big Bang MP-11 Magic Gold and finally the Big Bang Tourbillon Automatic Orange Sapphire.
Available in steel or King Gold, the 33mm Big Bang One Click changes look in one click thanks to its colourful interchangeable straps. The case with its diamond-set bezel houses the HUB1120 self-winding movement driving a date display at 3 o'clock and beating at a steady rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour throughout its 40-hour power reserve. The collection is available with a black or white dial adorning this mechanical gem endowed with distinctive character.
The Big Bang Unico Integral Ceramic with its 42 mm case distinguishes itself from other Big Bang models by its fully integrated bracelet fused to the case. After a black ceramic version, Hublot now offers three new white, navy blue and grey ceramic colours, complete with the added benefits of scratch-resistance, durability and anti-allergic properties. Hublot ensures this monobloc-structured timepiece lives up to its name with an ‘integral’ style that is also monochrome and monomaterial. It is powered by the second-generation in-house Unico - V2 movement, Calibre HUB1280, featuring a redesigned architecture which facilitates assembly while improving the visibility of its operation.
The Big Bang MP-11 14-days Power Reserve Magic Gold reinterprets the ultra-technical and contemporary design of the Big Bang case in the world's first ever version of scratch-resistant 18-carat gold, an alloy invented and patented by Hublot. To achieve this unprecedented resistance in the traditional world of precious metals, the brand's engineers have combined pure gold with boron carbide, an extremely hard high-tech ceramic. The exclusive colour of the Magic Gold case is enhanced on the bezel of the watch, by the contrast with the six H-shaped black-coated titanium screws. The marriage of an 18-carat gold case and a black rubber strap serves as a reminder that Hublot was the first brand, in 1980, to boldly combine these two materials on the same watch, at a time when these two materials were considered to be incompatible. The Big Bang MP-11 Magic Gold houses the Manufacture manual-winding Skeleton HUB9011 which offers a 14-days power reserve. Available as a limited edition of just 50 pieces.
With the new Big Bang Tourbillon Automatic Orange Sapphire, the brand has achieved a world first by adding a completely new colour to its palette of through-tinted sapphires. This unprecedented technical and aesthetic feat is combined with an entirely new tourbillon movement not only equipped with self-winding, a rarity for a tourbillon, but also with a reinvented architecture with its micro-rotor visible on the dial side and three sapphire bridges. A new fusion of daring and transparency, in a limited edition of 50 pieces.