Having a full ceramic watch isn’t a novelty nowadays and many brands are creating them. Something that is completely new is bright red ceramic. According to Hublot this innovative process also hardens the ceramic even more. So check out the Hublot Big Bang Unico Red Magic.
Always unique, always different. This time, Hublot has devoted its innovative approach to ceramic. By creating a new material – the first vibrantly coloured ceramic – Hublot has once again used its limitless imagination to achieve a world’s first. Exclusively designed and produced in-house, in the Hublot Research & Development (R&D) department, this invention has been patented. A triple tour de force, the coloured ceramic invented by Hublot is innovative both in terms of the material itself, and the manufacturing process. In addition to the vibrant colour it is also harder than conventional ceramics.
Hublot brings depths of colour to ceramic
The Hublot R&D department and Metallurgy & Materials laboratory have succeeded in inventing a magic formula that allows the creation of vibrantly coloured ceramics. This has previously not been done in industries using technical and aesthetic ceramics. In addition, Hublot has refined all the procedures necessary to produce every component of the watch case from this special material. In total, it took Hublot four years to master this discovery and develop it from initial idea to its industrialisation. This invention is 100% Hublot and the expertise is patented. Hublot continues to make strides in the research into materials. This newly developed ceramic is incredibly dense, boasting a hardness of 1500 HVI compared to 1200 HV2 of conventional ceramics. This results in an extremely resilient material.
“There is a quote which perfectly illustrates our ongoing desire to push watchmaking, materials, and fusion to the limit. A conviction that nothing is impossible. In the words of Charlie Chaplin: “Let us strive for the impossible. The great achievements throughout history have been the conquest of what seemed the impossible”. Today, with the world’s first vibrantly coloured ceramic, Hublot has once again demonstrated that the impossible really is possible!”
Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot
Using a major innovation makes this bright ceramic colour possible. Using the fusion of pressure and heat sinters the ceramic without burning the pigments. Having mastered the basic hues with this method Hublot is now ready to introduce a whole new world of coloured ceramics to its watch collections. The first vibrant colour release is vibrant red, which also increases the hardness of the Hublot ceramic.
The power of red
For their first bright and bold coloured ceramic novelty, Hublot selected a bright and vivid red. Symbolising passion, power and glory. Limited to only 500 numbered pieces which are made in 45 mm. Both the case and bezel are made from this bright red ceramic which is polished to a gloss finish. On the dial side you will find the rehaut, applied markers, subdials and hands in a matching red colour. Powered by the Unico HUB124 manufacture movement which is mostly in grey and blach which gives a great contrast and matches other parts of the case including screws, pushers and so on. The black and red combination makes a great combo which matches the lined structured red rubber strap.
Drawing attention from every angle and captivating all who see it. For sure this bright and shiny red ceramic is a showstopper. A major invention which once again demonstrates that Hublot is continuously pushing its Art of Fusion further, and that, under its impetus, the world of materials and alloys will never cease to be reinvented. This is a material true to the Hublot motto: “be the first, be unique, be different!”
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Case material: Polished red ceramic
Dimension: 45 mm
Movement: Hublot HUB1242
Power: 72 Hours with automatic winding
Water resistance: 100meter / 10ATM
Dial: Skeleton mat red, red appliques with black luminescent
Strap: Black and red lined structured rubber strap
Special Note: Limited Edition of 500 numbered pieces
Hublot Big Bang Unico Red Magic price is announced on 21/3