Hublot is laying bare its Unico calibre. The Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire chronograph has nothing to hide and everything to show … A fragile peace of art manufactured in an impressive series of 500 pieces …
We all know that sapphire is an extremely difficult material to machine. Therefore it has until now been reserved for one-of-a-kind pieces or very small collections. Richard Mille has done a watch in a saphire-case and recently also Hublot with its ambitious MP05 “LaFerrari” Sapphire project.
Now Hublot presents a series of 500 pieces. This is a first! As far I know sapphire had never previously been cut “on such a large scale”.
The case middle, bezel and back of the 45 mm Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire are cut from blocks of sapphire, a material which is almost as hard and scratch-resistant as diamond (9 on the Mohs scale as opposed to 10 for diamond). Only a few pieces forming the spine of the watch are made from titanium: the screws, the crown, which is over-molded with silicon, and the deployant-buckle.
Its skeleton dial, made from transparent resin, reveals the Hublot Unico HUB1242 calibre. A flyback chronograph with column wheel and double clutch visible on the dial side, with a power reserve of approximately 72 hours
Complementing its ethereal silhouette, its strap – transparent – is invisible so that the skin can be seen through it. Cool, but we will have to discover if this looks sexy in case of excessive body hair on the forearm … 🙂
The Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire is available as a 500-piece limited edition and is water-resistant to 50 metres.
If you now ask yourself what will happen, when the chronograph falls on a hard surface you are for sure not alone. Unfortunately I have now answers for you …
Beside this theoretic issue … what do you think? Do you like the watch? Cool?
Let me know!