Hublot was founded in 1980 and has gone through numerous innovations and R & D in just a few decades. It has now become the first Swiss top watch brand to combine precious metals and natural rubber as raw materials. Among them, the classic fusion, the supreme king, big bang, and handed down are all Hublot’s classic series.
In April 2013, Hublot released four new Big Bang UNICO watches, all of which are independently produced by the new flyback chronograph movement UNICO, using titanium and king gold two case materials, the bezel is divided into ceramic and metal two Species. Take Wang Jin version as an example to review this chronograph with serial number 411.OX.1180.RX. Its official guide price is 306,400 yuan.
With a 45.5 mm diameter King Gold case, King Gold is a Hublot patented material, which is 95% gold and 5% platinum, and has a slightly lighter color than ordinary rose gold. The bezel is also made of king gold and satin-finished. Naturally, there are six Hublot H-shaped rivets. The entire case is still a ‘sandwich’ structure commonly used by Hublot. The case, the diameter, the bezel, the dial, the bottom cover and the back lens are all tightly combined. The design of the crown is screw-in, wrapped with rubber, and the H-shaped logo at the end represents the brand logo.
The timing buttons are simple and flexible, and the dial design is quite distinctive, basically hollowed out, but the cleverness of the display is cleverly ensured by several ring designs and the size of the time scale and hands. The outer ring of the dial is black lacquered. The outer ring of the chronograph dial, hour markers and hands are gold-plated. The chronograph hands are decorated with bright red tips, and the scales around the bezel are also red.
All hands and hour markers on the dial are covered with SuperLuminova luminous paint. On the dial, you can see the full picture of the calendar circle, but a small part of the black lacquer is used to display the date at the three o’clock position. The hollow movement can be seen in the center of the dial. The strap is paired with a black rubber strap.
In addition to the calendar window introduced above, the flyback timing function is very functional, and it is also a popular configuration currently selling high-end chronographs. That is, after pressing the timing start / pause button above the crown, the chronograph hand starts to work. In this process, simply press the timing flyback / zero button below the crown to restart the timing. Other uses are similar to the normal timing function.
Hublot’s new factory is currently able to independently produce the self-winding UNICO chronograph movement released in 2009. With flyback function, driven by the column wheel mechanism, it can be regarded as the leading level of contemporary mechanical timing technology. With 330 parts, a 72-hour power reserve can be achieved.
Since the first gold + rubber watch in the early 1980s, Hublot has been focusing on the research and application of new materials. The king gold case, lugs, bezel, black rubber strap, and case used in this watch The black resin on the side, the contrast between gold and black is the most classic combination of Hublot. At the same time, the new independent timing movement also naturally adds a lot to the entire watch. Hublot is an important watchmaker in the field of sports, leisure and fashion styles. This 13-year Big Bang UNICO is a prominent representative of Hublot in the models it sells.
Watch details: hublot / 30206 /