BIG BANG ONE CLICK SAPPHIRE
The latest, transparent model in the Big Bang One Click collection lays bare its mechanism, while highlighting Hublot’s technical and aesthetic skills.
In a little under ten years, Hublot’s flagship model has become an essential feature of contemporary watchmaking. The Big Bang is a vast area of expression, not only in creative, but also in technical terms. Many versions have been made since it was first launched, as befits a true style ambassador. But in this early period of the year, the most prized watch of the brand based in Nyon, between Geneva and Lausanne, has decided to reveal all and has opted for transparent apparel: the Big Bang One Click Sapphire.
So, the time for transparency has come for this trio of watches, which despite their simple appearance, involve a great deal of technical research. While designing a glass case may seem simple, colouring the material evenly is a real challenge! This crystal garment confers robustness and resistance to the Big Bang One Click Sapphire.
Available in three colours – neutral, pink or blue – as translucent and soft as candy, the watch is 39mm wide and features a bezel covered with 42 brilliant-cut diamonds. On the dial, also made of sapphire glass, the hour rim, featuring indices and Arabic numerals coated in luminous pink, blue or white, seems to float above the self-winding movement (the calibre HUB 1710). This mechanism runs at a frequency of 4Hz (28,800 vibrations an hour) and provides the watch with a power reserve of 50 hours.
Two partially openwork hands – also phosphorescent – display the hours and minutes, while the date is shown against a white background at 6 o’clock.
Price: 50,000 CHF (sapphire) – 65,000 CHF (pink sapphire) – 75,000 CHF (blue sapphire)
By Sharmila Bertin
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