Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire

THE BIG BANG UNICO SAPPHIRE ISN’T HIDING ANYTHING

Words: Gisbert L. Brunner
Photos and Graphics: Gisbert L. Brunner and Hublot

TO GO WITH THE MP05 LAFERRARI SAPPHIRE, HUBLOT NOW PRESENTS THE BIG BANG UNICO SAPPHIRE, WHICH IS ALSO FULLY TRANSPARENT
Gisbert L. Brunner

I recently wrote about the MP05 LaFerrari Sapphire by Hublot.

Only 50 have been made and they are selling for €520,000 a piece.

But you can now have the Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire for approximately a tenth of that price.

Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire

To create the transparent shell of the watch, the factory worked with a suitably experienced specialist manufacturer in Switzerland. It was a considerable challenge, as CEO Ricardo Guadalupe revealed to me at the launch in December 2015. “Never before had such large and complex sapphire components been shaped and processed for such a watch case. We at Hublot are very proud to have achieved such a feat with our partner.”

Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe


There will be a total of 500 samples of this newcomer watch, which Hublot will unveil at Baselworld 2016. Each wristwatch with the in-house Unico calibre costs €57,100.

Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire
Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire

Profile of the Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire

The Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire. The facts:
Reference no. 411.JX.4802.RT – limited to 500 samples

Case:
45 millimetres in diameter
Material: polished sapphire
Bezel: polished sapphire
Screws: titanium
Crown: titanium and silicone
Push piece: titanium

Dial: synthetic resin

Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire Kaliber HUB1242

The Hublot Big Bang Unice Sapphire Calibre HUB1242

Mechanism:
Factory calibre HUB 1242
Self-winding rotor
Flyback chronograph ratchet
Double coupling
Balance frequency: four Hertz
Power reserve: approx. 72 hours

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02 2016 The Red Bulletin

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