Hublot is no stranger when it comes to pushing the envelope of creativity. The brand is highly regarded for ushering in what is referred to as the ‘material revolution’ in the watchmaking industry. Titanium, Carbon, Sapphire, Ceramic, Magic Gold, Rubber, and a host of other composites have ensured that Hublot stays ahead of its competitors. Following the success of the Big Bang Unico in Sapphire, Hublot has launched two eccentric models in sapphire again. But, wait for it, one is blue, and the other is red! Didn’t see that coming, right?
Hublot has now fused sapphire and metals to create a Big Bang case in blue and red sapphire, marking the first time use of blue colour sapphire in watchmaking. By pushing the limits of engineering and chemistry, Hublot has developed a sophisticated and costly process that has resulted in the successful production of a large, transparent sapphire of perfectly uniform colour.
The case, middle bridge, bezel and case back have been cut from blocks of respective coloured sapphire. The flange, indices, Arabic numerals and hour/minute hands have been toned to match the colour of the sapphire. A significant contrast reveals the mechanism of the Unico HUB124 proprietary movement and its column wheel on the dial side.
The Big Bang Unico Sapphire made its name in 2016 as part of the sapphire revolution. A year on from this, world’s first, the Nyon-based manufacture is celebrating another in the context of its tireless pursuit of innovation and R&D.