2023 has kicked off with the LVMH Watch Week 2023 where Bulgari, TAG Heuer, Hublot and Zenith join forces to present some of their novelties in Singapore. As part of the new models presented by Hublot for the beginning of this year, we have a modern take on the Classic Fusion and several new versions of Big Bangs or Spirit of Big Bang models. Here’s an overview of everything that has been presented by the brand.
Hublot Classic Fusion Original 42mm, 38mm and 33mm
The origins of Hublot go back to 1980 with a luxury sports watch standing out with unprecedented combinations of materials, in particular gold and rubber. Hublot revisits its emblematic Classic Fusion in three different sizes – 42mm, 38mm or 33mm – each available in 3 materials – steel, ceramic or gold. The overall look is close to the original. Yet, there are several changes. Starting with the case, it has been modernized with a simpler, more angular design and black details wedged in between the case middle and the bezel. If the 33mm version is powered by a quartz movement, the larger models feature the automatic calibre HUB1110 with 42 hours of power reserve (base Sellita SW300-1). More information about this watch in an upcoming hands-on article soon.
Quick Facts: steel, ceramic or gold case – 42mm x 10mm or 38mm x 9.85mm – water resistant to 50m – automatic calibre HUB1110 (Sellita SW300-1) – rubber strap with folding buckle – From CHF 7,500 for the automatic versions
Hublot Big Bang Integrated King Gold Rainbow
The Hublot Big Bang Integrated now comes in two bold versions in King Gold (the brand’s proprietary gold alloy) with a rainbow setting on their case and bracelet. These combine ruby, amethyst, blue topaz, tsavorite, as well as pink, orange, blue and yellow sapphires. The automatic movements are visible dial side with the in-house column-wheel Unico for the 42mm chronograph and the calibre MHUB1710 for the 40mm time-only model.
Quick Facts: King Gold case set with colour stones – 42mm x 13.45mm or 40mm x 9.25mm – water resistant to 100m – in-house MHUB1280 Unico or MHUB1710 (base Zenith Elite) self-winding movements – King Gold bracelet set with colour stones and folding buckle – CHF 160,000 for the chronograph and CHF 150,000 for the time-only version
Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Yellow Neon Saxem
Hublot continues its exploration of SAXEM, a material allowing the brand to obtain fancy translucent colours. After emerald green, we now have a neon yellow for the Big Bang Tourbillon automatic. SAXEM stands for Sapphire Aluminium oXide and rare Earth Mineral and is an alloy of aluminium oxide, the basic component of sapphire, with rare earth elements like thulium and holmium as well as chromium. The watch’s skeletonized aesthetics reveal the MHUB6035 self-winding tourbillon movement.
Quick Facts: Yellow Neon Saxem case – 44mm x 14.40mm – water resistant to 30m – in-house MHUB6035 self-winding tourbillon movement – rubber strap (one-click interchangeability system) and titanium folding buckle – limited edition of 50 pieces – CHF 200,000
Hublot Big Bang Unico Sorai
Hublot presents a third limited edition watch to support SORAI (Save Our Rhinos Africa India). The colours chosen for this new edition are those of sunset, recalling the heightened danger faced by rhinos as night falls. Part of the proceeds from the sale will go to projects supported by SORAI. Inside the 44mm grey ceramic case, the skeletonized dial features a rhino applique and reveals the in-house Unico Chronograph movement. The sapphire caseback is emblazoned with the Sorai logo.
Quick Facts: micro-blasted and polished ceramic case – 44mm x 14.50mm – water resistant to 100m – in-house MHUB1280 UNICO self-winding movement – grey fabric and camo fabric straps (one-click interchangeability system) with folding buckle – limited edition of 100 pieces – CHF 22,900
Hublot Big Bang One-Click Sapphire diamonds
The feminine collection with an interchangeable strap system welcomes a new version of its fully-transparent sapphire model, this time with black details. The 39mm sapphire case is set with 42 diamonds. Inside is the automatic calibre MHUB1710 manufactured with Zenith.
Quick Facts: sapphire case set with diamonds – 39mm x 12.55mm – water resistant to 100m – calibre MHUB1710 (base Zenith Elite) self-winding – rubber strap (one-click interchangeability system) and folding buckle – limited edition of 200 pieces – CHF 60,000
Hublot Classic Fusion Gold Crystal 42mm
Just like the previous versions, this new Classic Fusion Gold Crystal features gold flakes delicately placed on a black dial and protected by several layers of transparent lacquer. The 42mm black ceramic case houses the automatic calibre HUB1110 with a 42-hour power reserve.
Quick Facts: black ceramic case – 42mm x 11.35mm – water resistant to 50m – automatic calibre HUB1110 (base Sellita SW300-1) – 42-hour power reserve – alligator and rubber strap with folding buckle – CHF 20,000
Hublot Spirit of Big Bang 5-Day Power Reserve
New Spirit of Big Bang limited editions are also presented featuring new colourways. The first one comes with a carbon case with blue fibres. The second one with a purple sapphire case. Both editions are powered by the skeletonized hand-wound calibre HUB6020 with a one-minute tourbillon and 5 days of power reserve.
Quick Facts: Carbon with blue fibres or purple sapphire case – 42mm x 13mm and 42mm x 15.30mm – water resistant to 30m – MHUB6020 hand-wound tourbillon movement – rubber strap and folding buckle – limited editions of 50 pieces – CHF 95,000 for the carbon sky blue version and CHF 195,000 for the purple sapphire version
For more information, please visit www.hublot.com.