Back in 2005, Hublot disrupted the concept of ‘conventional’ with the launch of the Big Bang. The brands obsession with unusual watch materials and atypical designs paved their way for success in their debut year itself. Now fifteen years later, for the first time in its history, at LVMH Watch Week Dubai 2020, Hublot unveiled the Big Bang with a tailored integrated bracelet. Introducing the new Hublot Big Bang Integral Collection.
A UNIQUE bracelet unlike any other. Its aesthetic signature is powerful enough for it to be instantly associated with that of the Big Bang. Three links: one central and two lateral; in that respect, at least, a standard bracelet. But then its sharp style adopts the codes of the case, with edges that not only echo the aesthetic of the pushers but also the architecture of the middle with is cutouts. The polished and satin-finished surfaces, and the bevelling and chamfering of the links, create the same effect of depth and contrast as between the case and the bezel lug.
The case has been redesigned to accommodate the new bracelet. It retains its iconic “sandwich” construction, this time without the composite resin insert, with the watch crafted entirely from one material. The only exceptions are the black composite resin lugs on its bezel and the crown overmoulded with rubber. Another noteworthy aspect are the pushers. These have been inspired by the style of the bracelet, with their interplay of angles and chamfers and alternating polished and satin finishes punctuating the watch, from the middle to the bracelet.
The new Hublot Big Bang Integral is available in 3 versions: lightweight titanium, King Gold (a unique alloy of gold, copper and platinum which results in an intensely red 18-carat gold – exclusive to Hublot) and all black ceramic (limited to 500 pieces).
Powering the Big Bang Integral collection is Hublot’s HUB1280 – UNICO proprietary manufacture movement. The movement maintains a horizontal double clutch chronograph mechanism viewable from the dial side. It inherits a number of impressive specs including: a flat automatic winding system, 4 patents: oscillating seconds clutch, chronograph friction system with ball bearing adjustment, ratchet retaining system with unidirectional gears, index-assembly fine adjustment system, double ball bearing reverser, 354 components and 43 jewels.
Recommended Retail Price:
Titanium: $29,200 Australian Dollars
Titanium Pavé: $95,400 Australian Dollars
King Gold: $73,200 Australian Dollars
King Gold Pavé: $140,000 Australian Dollars
All Black Ceramic: $32,200 Australian Dollars