Hublot presents the Big Bang Unico Sapphire Red and Blue

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!

Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire Red and Blue
Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire 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.

Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire Red and Blue
Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire Red and Blue on the wrist

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.

Tech Specs

Diameter: 45mm
Thickness: 15.70mm
Water Resistance: 5 ATM (50m)
Case: Polished blue or polished red sapphire crystal
Bezel: Polished blue or polished red sapphire crystal with 6 H-shaped Titanium (Blue) or black-plated Titanium (Red) screws
Crystal: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
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
Dial: Polished and smoked transparent composite resin skeleton dial and appliques with blue or red luminescent
Hands: Satin-finished hands with blue luminescent (Blue Sapphire)
Black lacquered hands with red luminescent (Red Sapphire)
Movement: HUB1242, UNICO manufacture self-winding chronograph flyback movement with column wheel
Date: Calendar display at 3.00
Number of components: 330 (38 jewels)
Frequency: 4 Hz (28’800 A/h)
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)

References:  411.JL.4809.RT (Blue Sapphire) – Limited to 250 pieces
                       411.JR.4901.RT (Red Sapphire) – Limited to 250 pieces
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4 replies on “Hublot presents the Big Bang Unico Sapphire Red and Blue”
  1. says: guy

    They look like something from Swatch. While a cool technical achievement not something I would mortgage the house to buy. Too much too much.


  2. says: Phil

    I think its a case of “The King’s new clothes”.I have yet to see anything by Hublot that I would want anyone to see me wear. This latest batch looks like the almost free stuff that you would buy for a little kid , knowing that it will be lost or broken within days.

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