Hublot has made a Big Bang with integrated case and bracelet in transparent sapphire for the first time.
There is plenty of mechanical movement to observe thanks to the use of Hublot’s in house HUB6035 automatic movement with a tourbillon at 6 o’clock.
The tourbillon is balanced on the watch with an identically sized micro rotor on the dial side at 12 o’clock, both of which appear to be suspended in space thanks to the skeletonization of the movement and its sapphire bridges.
“For such an exceptional creation, we opted for the new Automatic Tourbillon calibre with its sapphire bridges, the transparency of which creates a stunning spectacle,” says Ricardo Guadalupe, Hublot CEO.
“The act of creating an integrated case and bracelet from sapphire was, however, deemed impossible. But we were the first brand to gain perfect mastery of sapphire, industrializing it and making it reproducible in series production. It took us five years to bring our first sapphire cases to life – and almost as long for the bracelet. Producing both from sapphire and integrating them together is the pinnacle of the in-depth work undertaken by all of Hublot’s teams. We are proud to be the ones writing the first lines in this new chapter in the history of materials,” he adds.
The case is 43mm in diameter and 15.25mm thick and is water resistant to 30 meters.
Only 30 of the watches are being made, priced at $422,000.