One more Hublot’s masterpieces presented at SIHH 2014. Aptly named “Spirit of Big Bang”, new watches are all in tonneau cases, which the brand has previously used only for its special-edition Masterpiece watches. There are four versions of new Big Bang 2014; Spirit of Big Bang Titanium, Spirit of Big Bang Titanium Ceramic, Spirit of Big Bang King Gold and Spirit of Big Bang Gold Ceramic.
The watch features the BIG BANG codes with its 6 H-shaped titanium screws through the watch bezel, the lugs on either side, the two strap attachments, Hublot‘s famous hands and the SuperLuminova-filled baton indices offering superb legibility, and the overmoulded rubber screw-down crown with the iconic letter H adorning its profile.
It also employs the same principle of the fusion of materials with titanium, ceramic, King Gold (18 K gold with 5% platinum which gives it a deeper red colour, and which is, in fact, more precious), along with rubber and alligator skin.
The design of the case middle with its satin-finished sides and micro-blasted areas gives the timepiece a sophisticated look, making it one of a kind in the Big Bang range.
Aside from the case design, this watch boasts new movement built in collaboration with Zenith – HUB4700 which works on a frequency of 5Hz and uses 278 components.
The watch features a date window positioned at 4.30, a central chrono seconds hand and three timers at 9 o’clock (seconds), at 3 o’clock (30 minutes) and a small one at 6 o’clock (hours); the whole piece is completed by an alligator strap stitched onto rubber for comfort, flexibility and improved durability. The timepiece is available in black or brown, depending on the version (there are 4 different versions in total).
“Spirit of Big Bang” will have 50 hours of power reserve and is water resistant to 100 meters.