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Hublot extends its already wide-ranging collection of ceramic-cased watches with its first minute repeater entirely cased in the high-tech material. The new Big Bang Integral Minute Repeater Ceramic, a 43mm model in white or black ceramic, joins the firm’s Integral Ceramic collection, which debuted in 2020.

The new Hublot Big Bang Integral Minute Repeater Ceramic, made in black or white ceramic.

Beyond its in-house distinction, the new Big Bang Integral Minute Repeater Ceramic is also the first watch of its kind (a tourbillon minute repeater) made by any watchmaker that has been cased entirely in ceramic, according to Hublot.

Like its brethren in the Integral Ceramic collection, the new watch is made with an all-ceramic case (here at 43mm) and with an integrated all-ceramic bracelet, bezel and case back. And the new watch also is Hublot’s first model regulated by a tourbillon within the collection.

Inside Hublot fits its own existing manual-wind MHUB801 caliber with eighty hours of power reserve. The watchmaker will make eighteen watches in black ceramic and eighteen in white ceramic.

Hublot has placed minute repeating movements into numerous watches in the past, sometimes also paired with a tourbillon. You might recall that in 2014, Hublot received a Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) for its Classic Fusion Cathedral Tourbillon Minute Repeater.

Price: $295,000.

 

Specifications: Hublot Big Bang Integral Minute Repeater Ceramic

References: Black Ceramic (458.CX.1170.CX.YOS, 18 pieces) and White Ceramic (458.HX.1170.HX.YOS, 18 pieces).

Dial: Black matte: Rhodium-plated satin appliques with black SuperLuminova or Grey matte: Rhodium- plated satin appliques with white SuperLuminova. Satin-finished and polished white or black ceramic bezel.

Case: Black or white 43mm by 14.15mm satin-finished and polished ceramic. Water resistance to 30 meters.

Movement: Hublot MHUB8001.H1.RH Caliber Hublot Tourbillon with manual winding cathedral minute repeater, frequency: 21,600 vph, power reserve of approximately 80 hours.

Bracelet: Satin-finished and polished black or white ceramic with titanium folding clasp.

Price: $295,000

 

 

For U.S. collectors, Hublot offers its 45mm Classic Fusion three-hand date model with a new brown dial and limited edition bronze-cased dress.

The Hublot Classic Fusion 45mm Bronze Brown

The handsome dress model, one of the watchmaker’s most unadorned watches, is simplicity at its core, with a classical time and date display framed by a hand-brushed bronze case and matching bezel.

Strapped to a chocolate brown alligator strap and powered by Hublot’s own Caliber HUB1112 automatic movement, the Classic Fusion 45mm Bronze Brown is available only through Hublot.com to customers in the United States of America. Hublot will make thirty watches with this unusual combination of materials and colors.

Hublot explains that the limited edition launch is meant as “a celebration of the intrepid lifestyles (that were unexpectedly put on hold for so long) and a demonstration of Hublot.com keeping pace with their clients and their adventures and pursuits.”

Specifications: Hublot Classic Fusion 45mm Bronze Brown

(Ref. 511.BZ.3480.LR.ECU21, Limited edition of 30)

Dial: Sunray brown, polished 3N gold-plated applique dial and markers.

Case: 45mm by 10.95mm brushed bronze, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment, brushed bronze with black composite resin bezel, polished 3N gold screws. Water resistance to 50 meters. Micro-blasted black ceramic engraved back with “SPECIAL EDITION” “XX/30” and sapphire.

Movement: Caliber Hublot HUB1112 self-winding, date aperture, 4 Hz (28,800 A/h) frequency, power reserve is 42 hours. Hublot-designed tungsten openwork rotor is black-plated.

Strap: Brown alligator with brown stitching on black rubber, black blushed bronze and black- plated stainless steel deployant buckle clasp.

Price: $13,300

 

Hublot adds a square-cased collection with Square Bang Unico, a series of five chronograph watches set with the watchmaker’s HUB1280 Unico Manufacture movement. While we’ve seen barrel-shaped Spirit of Big Bang Hublot models in recent years, the new collection is Hublot’s first with four corners.

The new Hublot Square Bang Unico, here in King Gold and ceramic.

The new Square Bang Unico series features a ‘sandwich’ construction that offers the wearer the same deep, architectural profile as most Hublot watches. And, just as aligned with Big Bang designs, the new Square Bang Unico features a largely sapphire dial to offer a clear view into the Unico movement, notably its column wheel (seen at the 6 o’clock position) and the date wheel. Even the hands here echo those seen on Big Bang models.

Up close on the dial of the Hublot Square Bang Unico, here in titanium.

Other parallels to existing Big Bang models include the 42mm case size, the six (functional) screws on the bezel and the case protectors on the crown side and the left side of the case.

Hublot also extends its proven One Click strap-change system with two fixed screws to the new Square Bang collection. Hublot designed new textured pattern for the rubber strap that includes four rows (like the four sides of the case) of raised squares (like the bezel on the case).

The Hublot Square Bang Unico, in titanium and ceramic.

As noted above, Hublot will kick off the collection with five models. Three are in solid titanium, black ceramic or King Gold and the other two are cased in blended titanium or King Gold with a black ceramic bezel. One collection, the Square Bang Unico All Black, will be made as a limited edition of 250.

The Hublot Square Bang Unico All Black.

Prices: All Black (limited to 250 pieces): $26,200. Titanium Ceramic: $24,100. Titanium: $23,100. King Gold Ceramic: $39,900. King Gold: $43,100.

The Hublot Square Bang Unico King Gold.

 

Additional Hublot Watches & Wonders 2022 highlights include:

The Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Automatic Purple Sapphire. A limited edition of fifteen pieces in translucent purple (a composite of aluminum oxide and chrome), which Hublot says is an industry premiere. Price: $200,000.

The Hublot Fusion Orlinski Bracelet, the first bracelet for the artistic collaboration. The 83-part titanium bracelet is faceted and bezeled to match the case. Price: $15,700 in titanium with white dial (below) or black dial.

Four additional colors in the Hublot Big Bang Integral Ceramic collection. Look for new models (below) in Green, Indigo Blue, Beige and Sky Blue. Price: $24,100.

Alongside its new 40mm Big Bang Integral and new Sang Bleu watches, Hublot last month also unveiled the Big Bang Unico Golf Orange Carbon, a mechanical golf watch dressed in a bright orange carbon case.

The new Hublot Big Bang Unico Golf Orange Carbon.

The watchmaker’s mechanical golf watch, which Hublot first debuted in 2017, is a rare non-quartz watch that will keep track of a golfer’s progress within a trio of dial displays. Hublot created the Unico MHUB1580 automatic movement to show golfers which hole they were on, how many shots they’d taken on that hole and their cumulative score for the round. Previous models framed the golf displays within either a black carbon or a silvery white carbon case.

Like the earlier models, the newest Big Bang Unico Golf watch also matches a high-tech fabric strap (with Hublot’s One Click change system) to the case. The resulting 45mm orange wristwatch is certain to draw attention while driving, putting – or relaxing at the clubhouse.

The new Hublot Big Bang Unico Golf Orange Carbon offers a power reserve of 72 hours, weighs less than 100 grams, and is water-resistant to 100 meters. Hublot will make 100 pieces.

Price: $32,500.

Hublot roars to start the Lunar New Year with the Spirit of Big Bang Carbon Gold Tiger, a watch striped to mimic the big cat star of the Year of the Tiger. The 42mm barrel-shaped watch, a specially designed model within Hublot’s 42mm Spirit of Big Bang collection, features a golden striped case and a black-striped rubber strap.

The new Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Carbon Gold Tiger.

Hublot, which touts its use of ‘fusion’ that mixes watchmaking materials for aesthetic and technical reasons, melds carbon fiber and 18-karat yellow-gold to create this model’s unique finish. And the technical process will yield no two matching patterns, much like tigers in the wild. The ‘fusion’ will result in a different glistening gold case pattern on each of the 200 Spirit of Big Bang Carbon Gold Tiger watches Hublot will manufacture.

Hublot continues the Year of the Tiger theme into the watch’s straps. One rubber strap included with the watch is shaped to mimic tiger stripes. Fastened by a black ceramic and black-plated titanium deployant clasp, the strap can be changed to the also-supplied yellow-gold-colored, Velcro-fastened fabric strap.

Inside Hublot fits is excellent self-winding skeleton chronograph, reference HUB4700, a high-frequency movement that boasts a silicon escapement and a 50-hour power reserve. The watch is water-resistant to 100 meters.

Price: $35,700 (limited edition of 200).