hublot big bang tourbillon orange sapphire


With this new piece proposed as a limited edition, the watchmaker from Nyon racks up two incredible feats in a single watch: a pure orange sapphire case tinted directly in the solid material and an automatic tourbillon whose micro-rotor stands out dial-side.

hublot big bang tourbillon orange sapphire closeupHublot, the first brand to have inaugurated the LVMH Watch Week on 25 January just past has proved once again that nothing or no-one will ever undermine its creativity, not even the slowdown caused by the health crisis which, if truth be told, really affected the sector. During this exclusive week, the Nyon-based firm unveiled its 2021 newcomers, in particular its Big Bang Tourbillon Automatic Orange Sapphire. A watch which is doubly rare thanks to the material it center stages – sapphire crystal – and thanks to its dynamic color which has now been added to the palette imagined by Hublot and embracing yellow, black, blue, red and green.

hublot big bang tourbillon orange sapphire mirror viewThis 50-piece limited edition, stunningly spectacular with the orangey play on light which sets it on fire, comprises a 45 mm-diameter, 15.30 mm-high case sculpted in sapphire crystal tinted directly in the solid material and polished, just like the bezel and lugs set off with titanium screws. The lightweight, scratchproof case hosts a totally transparent dial encircled by an orange flange with a white-hued minute tracker and is decorated with large Arabic numerals and baton-type indexes hovered over by two sizable hands, all silvered and highlighted with a dash of orange. Its blatantly-proud engineering flaunts its style perfectly: the micro-rotor swirls and twirls at 12 o’clock whilst the 1-minute tourbillon dances at 6. The manufacture’s new automatic MHUB6035 caliber, beating at a frequency of 3 Hz, delivers a power reserve of three days.

Thanks to its One Click, the ribbed rubber strap matching the Big Bang Tourbillon Automatic Orange Sapphire’s case can be interchanged as quick as a flash.

Price: CHF160,000

By Sharmila Bertin