BIG BANG MP-11
THE POWER OF THE MECHANISM
Two weeks without having to rewind your watch and still show the time accurately – the promise of this limited edition that will surprise in more than one way.
While our smartphones packed with cutting-edge technology have trouble going beyond 24 hours without a recharge, mechanical watches are known for their stamina. The Big Bang MP-11 by Hublot is one of them! Thanks to a surprising hand-wound movement, the watch has no less than 14 days of power reserve. To achieve this result, the watchmakers had to make use of seven barrels included as standard. The components also contribute to the original aesthetic design of this limited edition. With the watch’s open-work architecture, the lack of a dial puts the workings in the spotlight. The cylinders lined up alongside each other take up the lower part of the watch. At the head of this linear layout, a display roll shows the number of days remaining for the power reserve. In the upper part of the watch, interlacing circles create an animated design. Hours and minutes are displayed by two wide hands in a disc at 12 o’clock. Beside them, the balance wheel moves to and fro, in symmetry with a large helical gear that transmits the energy needed to display the time information.
The watch is housed in a 45mm-wide 3D woven carbon case combining lightness and robustness. The use of carbon underlines the avant-garde personality of the Big Bang. Last but not least, this edition limited to just 200 pieces comes with a rubber strap that is also quite surprising since it weighs only 90 grams!
And for anyone wishing to examine the impressive calibre more closely, Hublot has made a second version with a case made entirely of sapphire crystal.
Price: 77,000 CHF (carbon) – 90,000 CHF (sapphire) www.hublot.com
By Dan Diaconu
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