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Brand Showcase: Hublot

Hublot consider themselves a young manufacturer who creates timepieces at the heart of modern day needs and desires. Catering to the tastes of today’s man and woman – every Hublot watch combines century-old methods with new fabrication techniques and materials to create aesthetically appealing wristwatches with a meaning. The Hublot workshops based in Nyon on the shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland possess all of the necessary machinery and human skills required in fine Swiss watchmaking. Micro components within each movement are fitted at the heart of a Hublot watch and carefully constructed in synergy with a unique case shape, designed in different department. The individual parts of a Hublot watch come together at the end, creating a harmoniously balanced timekeeping instrument for the wrists of collectors and connoisseurs all over the world.

Included in Hublot’s portfolio of bench-mark setting timepieces, are a number of innovations, such as their red ceramic case material, their record-breaking power reserve of 50 days and their beautifully developed in-house movements. They also create timepieces made from high-end materials like gold and their ceramic alloy – Magic Gold. Some of the most iconic watch collections developed by this world-famous manufacture include the Big Bang, the Spirit of Big Bang and the Classic fusion family. Below we’ve created a summary of these three collections and what makes each design so desirable to a luxury watch collector.

Big Bang collection:

The Big Bang watch collection by Hublot is a representation of the company’s passion for exploring daring aesthetics and experimenting with unusual materials. The timepieces are perfect for making a statement with – their bold and confident case widths creating huge wrist presence when worn. The Big Bang watches are fitted with in-house calibres, tourbillons, GMT features, flyback chronographs, and perpetual calendars. Their highly complex designs are enveloped by Magic Gold, sapphire and carbon cases, and feature impressive movements like the ground-breaking MP-11 calibre with a 14 day power reserve. As the company’s flagship watch collection, the Big Bang line is truly eye-catching. Dials decorated with popping hues have a sporty feel to them. The Hublot Big Bang 44mm 18ct red gold watch from our collection features chronograph dials at 9, 3 and 6 o’clock and luminous coated chunky central hands. The watch which comes complete on a supple black rubber strap, is crafted from 18ct rose gold and is powered by the HUB4100 automatic chronograph movement with a 42 hour power reserve.

View the Hublot Big Bang 44mm 18ct Red Gold Men’s Chronograph Watch here

One interesting model from the Big Bang collection is the Sang Bleu watch which was designed by Swiss tattoo artist Maxime Büchi, who is famous for his geometric designs. The dials of the watch from the Sang Bleu division are presented in three overlapping polygons, their widths varying from 39mm to 45mm. Whilst some diamond or sapphire adorned Big Bang Sang Bleu watches represent the top end of the range, other versions like the Hublot Big Bang Sang Bleu white model are crafted from a lightweight titanium and donate an ergonomic and futuristic look to the wrist.

View the Hublot Big Bang Sang Bleu Titanium Blue 45mm Limited Edition Men’s Watch here

View the full Hublot Big Bang collection here

Classic Fusion collection:

Hublot watches from the Classic Fusion line feature a porthole-inspired shape with a classic sporty aesthetic. The designs in this family of Hublot watches are somewhat more pared-down and simple compared to other creations. The luxury sports watches feature tourbillons and minute repeaters that chime the exact time on demand in response to a simple press of a button. Fitted with power reserves that offer up to eight days, this refined collection of watches is geared towards the tastes of those looking for something modern and simple to accompany with all sorts of attire. The cases of the Hublot Classic Fusion watch collection are generally crafted from materials like ceramic, carbon, gold or titanium, underscoring Hublot’s association with ultimate luxury and high-grade materials. The aesthetic of a Classic Fusion watch is inspired by earlier 1980’s models, combining classic leather straps with modern carbon cases. The simplest and most affordable models are the Hublot Classic Fusion Automatics, ranging in case diameters of 33mm to 45mm.

Crafted from satin finished King Gold, the Hublot Classic Fusion Racing Grey watch is a timepiece that combines indulgence with sport. The chronograph features a date window at 6 o’clock and sub-dials at 3 and 9 o’clock, trimmed in matching gold. The chiselled hour batons and beautifully carved central hands are a delightful fit for the sunray racing grey dial. The watch which is powered by the HUB1143 self winding chronograph movement, is completed on a grey leather strap with a king gold buckle.

View the Hublot Classic Fusion Titanium 45mm Grey Dial King Gold Black Leather Strap Chronograph Watch here

View the full Hublot Classic Fusion collection here

Spirit of Big Bang:

 Characterised by their tonneau-shaped cases the Spirit of Big Bang watches by Hublot are a series of timepieces powered by calibres modified from the El Primero chronograph movement. The cases are crafted from ceramic, titanium, King Gold and Magic Gold. Models with moonphase displays are also found in the Spirit of Big Bang collection. The watches retain the style and the character of the Big Bang originals, despite moving away from their iconic round-shaped cases. Completed on rubber and leather straps in a range of different colours, these watches display elements of their movements through the front of the dial. This complex and technical approach to timekeeping is loved by collectors of Hublot watches who enjoy combining style with technical beauty.

The Hublot Spirit of Big Bang 42mm 18ct King Gold watch combines an innovative case material with a sublime blue dial and industrial-inspired screws that add a decorative element to the timepiece. Gold batons are situated around the outside of the dial, highlighting the tonneau shape of the case, whilst chronograph dials at 3. 6 and 9 o’clock melt into a technical backdrop of the components belonging to the HUB4700 automatic chronograph movement with a 50 hour power reserve.

View the Hublot Spirit of Big Bang 42mm 18ct King Gold/Blue Skeleton Dial Men’s Watch here

View the full Hublot Spirit of Big Bang collection here

Hublot has made some unique and highly recognisable designs since it was founded in 1980. For a younger manufacturer, their timepieces have made history and continue to do so with their high desirability and their unique, personalised style.