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The Hublot Big Bang MP-11 Water Blue Sapphire, With 14 Days of Power

It's cool as ice and only has to be wound twice a month.

| By Denis Peshkov | 2 min read |

The Big Bang MP-11’s impressive 14-day power reserve, derived from seven series-coupled and horizontally arranged barrels, has been a staple at Hublot since 2018. Using a sapphire crystal case to house the HUB9011 movement isn’t entirely novel (one of the inaugural models featured this). Still, it’s hard to overlook the allure of the latest iteration of the watch. This time, the Big Bang MP-11 emerges in a “radiant and translucent glacier blue” sapphire case.

The new Water Blue sapphire is formulated with a fresh chemical composition and boasts all the essential properties of sapphire. It dazzles with brilliance, emits luminosity, remains perfectly unalterable, and is 100% resistant to knocks and scratches. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, the 45mm diameter and 14.4mm thick sapphire crystal case showcases exemplary hand-polishing. Water-resistance is guaranteed to 30m.

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The bezel of this new iteration of the Big Bang MP-11, fashioned from polished water blue crystal, is secured by six H-shaped titanium screws. At the same time, the caseback is also crafted from water blue sapphire crystal, featuring a sapphire crystal section treated with an anti-reflective coating for enhanced clarity. The large, fluted crown with a worm screw-type relief that mirrors the helical gear is positioned at 3 o’clock and is used for time-setting and winding.

On the dial side, shielded by sapphire crystal, the Big Bang MP-11 provides a perspective of the seven series-coupled barrels and the in-line power reserve indicator. Positioned at 12 o’clock, the hour and minute sub-dial is propelled by a vertical gear train. The force generated by the barrels is redirected on a perpendicular plane through a rare transmission system, a 90-degree helical worm gear, prominently displayed at 10 o’clock. Meanwhile, the balance wheel is visible on the opposite side of the dial, situated at 2 o’clock.

The manually wound HUB9011 skeleton movement operates at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations/hour and comprises 270 components, including 39 jewels. The Hublot Big Bang MP-11 Water Blue Sapphire is paired with a water blue transparent, textured, and structured rubber strap fastened securely with a titanium deployant clasp. 

It will be available in a limited edition of 50 pieces and will cost EUR 178,000 or CHF 155,000. For further information, please visit

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