Hublot’s new Spirit of Big Bang Sang Bleu watches, with highly faceted crystals and multi-level, sectional cases, underscore the watchmaker’s ongoing creative collaboration with tattoo artist Maxime Plescia-Buchi and his Sang Bleu design house.
The existing series, first introduced in 2016, is now available in the barrel-shaped Spirit of Big Bang case and with newly elongated and bevelled features.
Geometric tattoos alternate and overlap from the case to the bezel. The series revels in new triangles and a multiplicity of case finishes that, while unorthodox within Swiss watchmaking, again demonstrates Hublot’s ability to nurture and sustain a serious artistic partnership.
While elongated, the cases here still fit the wrist nicely thanks to carefully arched caseback and back crystal.
Hublot exposes portions of its HUB4700 automatic skeleton chronograph movement through angular disc hands that echo the shape of all Hublot’s Sang Bleu designs. Through the clear caseback you’ll see an impressively skeletonized Sang Bleu rotor.
The new Spirit of Big Bang Sang Bleu watches, each 42mm in diameter across a barrel-shaped case, offer their angularity in three different case materials, with two of the options also enhanced with a choice of diamond-set cases.
Hublot will offer 200 watches in either titanium or all black ceramic and 100 examples in King Gold. In addition, two titanium and King Gold models are each set with 180 diamonds.
Prices: $28,300 (titanium) to $70,400 (King Gold with diamonds).