Hublot has quite the amount of colourful watches in their collection already. So after the first Big Bang Unico Sapphire models that were presented in clear and black, or smoke so you like. They surprised us by showing the all new fully coloured sapphire versions of the Big Bang Unico. For those of you who haven’t already seen the Unico, this watch has an all sapphire made case. Yes that means all parts of the case including the bezel and caseback. Pretty crazy!
RED and BLUE
Sapphire is not easy to create. Well, maybe it is not that hard until you want it to have the following characteristics. Sapphire that is evenly coloured throughout and also flawless. That means without any kind of bubbles or impurities. And it has to big enough to make a full watch case out of it. That’s when it get’s complicated. Hublot managed to developed a production process resulting in their first red and blue sapphire watch cases.
Big Bang Unico Sapphire
When you hold the Big Bang Unico Sapphire in your hands it’s surpassingly light. As soon as you put it on your wrist it is actually very comfortable but as a result of the size it might not suit all of you. With it’s 45mm case it is present on your wrist. If the size doesn’t make that happen probably the bright colour of the Big Bang Unico Sapphire will make the watch noticed. This makes it not a watch for all as far as the limited production doesn’t already take care of that.
Overal it’s a pretty impressive watch with many details to enjoy. Compared the first models the readability has greatly improved because these also had totally clear hands making them hard to distinguish. On these new models the hands are now satin finished (Blue Unico) and black lacquered (Red Unico) so they stand out to the background. The clear case allows you to look inside from pretty much any angle. With a quick release system the strap comes off in seconds so you can change the looks with other straps.
You can find the Unico in red and blue as well as other variations of the Big Bang models on the official Hublot website.
Water Resistance: 5 ATM (50m)
Case back: Polished blue or polished red sapphire crystal with sapphire crystal Satin-finished titanium (Blue) or satin-finished black-plated Titanium (Red)
Crown and pushers: Titanium (Blue) or black-plated Titanium (Red) screws
Black lacquered hands with red luminescent (Red Sapphire)
Number of components: 330 (38 jewels)
Power reserve: 72 Hours
Strap: Blue transparent structured lined straps with Titanium deployant buckle clasp (Blue Sapphire)
Smoked transparent structured lined straps with Black ceramic and black-plated titanium deployant buckle clasp (Red Sapphire)