Hublot has finally released a square watch! It took them some time, almost 20 years, but they finally did it. Would you like a ‘square-shaped’ Hublot? Well, whether you like it or not is subjective. What we will be focussing on is the boldness that Hublot has been dangling in everyone’s face with its decisions, i.e., taking a risk by switching from its signature design codes and trying to do something new. Presenting the new Hublot Square Bang.
The New Hublot Square Bang: A Hublot Timepiece with Edges
While being square in shape, the case is modular in construction. The watch has a central housing fitted with upper and lower plates. This shape originally caused issues with the watch’s water resistance, something that usually happens when a watch tries to break conventions. However, Hublot overcame this challenge and claims the watch to be water resistant till 100 meters.
Similar to the modular design of the watch case, the Square Bang’s dial features a sandwich effect. Hublot opted to use sapphire to show off the inner workings of the dial and the brand’s Unico movement. There are six functional screws on the bezel, placed identically to those on the Big Bang. On both sides of the Square Bang are ears from the Big Bang’s case.
Getting Into The Details
Getting into the nitty-gritties of the new Hublot Square Bang will be an exciting chore. The watches come in a 42 mm wide and 14.5 mm thick case made of titanium Ceramic, Titanium, King Gold, Ceramic, and King Gold. The titanium and King Gold watches are satin finished. The skeleton dials are emblematic of the Swiss watchmaker’s approach to its craft which, by now, should be pretty clear to anyone who has been following Hublot’s movement in the recent years. The new line of Hublot Square Bangs offers a 100-meter water resistance as well.
The movement is an interesting story as well. The HUB1280 Unico Manufacture does an excellent job in providing the efficiency and finesse that these watches deserve. Offering hours, minutes, and seconds are neat but the movement reaches its peak with the chronograph feature.
With a 72-hour power reserve and a 4 Hz frequency, the watches really hold up Hublot’s reputation as the pioneer and undisputed king of avant-garde luxury timepieces.
The brand known for its porthole-inspired bezel designs, and Spirit of Big Bang timepieces is taking the Big Bang design code and creating a new subset inside the Hublot catalogue. Welcome to the world of the all-new Square Bang.
This is the very first time that Hublot has ever made a square watch. Despite being absolutely different from the other offerings in the catalogue, the Square Bang maintains the classic DNA the brand has infused into the Big Bang and Classic Fusion lines over the years.
The Hublot Square Bang measures at 42 mm and featuring Hublot’s own One-Click strap changing mechanism. There are five variations of the timepiece. Three are in solid titanium, black ceramic, or King Gold. Two of the watches merge titanium or King Gold with a black ceramic bezel. Each timepiece comes with a black rubber strap and a folding clasp. They all house the HUB1280 Unico Manufacture calibre.