The Summer-Ready Hublot Big Bang Unico Sky Blue
With summer on the horizon, Hublot dresses its flagship Big Bang chronograph in Sky Blue ceramic attire.
Hublot has forged its identity on a fusion of state-of-the-art materials and extroverted watches, personified by the Big Bang collection. Similar to the differences between the original Royal Oak and the beefier, more aggressive temperament of the Royal Oak Offshore, Hublot’s original Classic Fusion of 1980 was fed a steady diet of testosterone to grow in stature and become the bigger and bolder Big Bang in 2005. Hosting a wide array of complications, the Big Bang Unico sub-collection is equipped with Hublot’s fully integrated in-house chronograph complication. In light of the upcoming summer months, the Big Bang Unico appears in a Sky Blue ceramic case and matching rubber strap.
As a precursor in the use of colourful high-tech ceramic cases since 2019 (with unusual colours like yellow and red), Hublot delivers its summery 100m water-resistant Big Bang Unico in a 42mm light blue ceramic case decorated with satin-finished and polished surfaces. With a thickness of 14.5mm, the chronograph bears the signature DNA of the Big Bang Unico with its symmetrical ‘ears’ (lateral protective bumpers) and round bezel with 6 H-shaped titanium screws. Viewed from the side, you can appreciate the sandwich construction of the case with white shock-absorbing inserts on the flanks protected by a layer of light blue ceramic on both sides. Matching the brushed surface of the bezel, the large steel piston chronograph pushers are also brushed for a matte sporty appeal.
The openworked dial continues the light blue and white colour scheme and offers a partial view of the mechanics, including the column wheel in an aperture at 6 o’clock and the entirely exposed date wheel. The running seconds counter is placed at 9 o’clock, and the silver-framed disc at 3 o’clock with a sky blue interior houses the 60-minute chronograph register. A large aperture in the chronograph register at the 15-minute position reveals the date window. The indices and Arabic numerals at 12, 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 o’clock are suspended over the movement and like the hour and minute hands are filled with Super-LumiNova. The central chronograph seconds has a Hublot logo-shaped counterweight and a skeletonised oblong tip.
The curved ergonomic caseback reveals Hublot’s HUB1280 Unico manufacture automatic integrated flyback chronograph calibre with column wheel (revealed dial-side). With a frequency of 4Hz / 28,800vph, the 354-part movement delivers a robust 72-hour power reserve.
Availability & Price
Hublot’s Big Bang Unico Sky Blue is a limited edition of 200 pieces. It is delivered with two straps and the brand’s One-Click interchangeable system: a structured strap in light blue rubber with a white lining and titanium deployant clasp and a second in white calfskin with Velcro fastening. The price is CHF 22,600 / EUR 24,900 / USD 23,800.
For more information, please consult Hublot.com.