The Big Bang Integrated Ceramic is emblematic of Hublot’s DNA
Hublot’s Big Bang Integrated Ceramic represents the prodigious know-how of the Nyon Manufacture.
Before becoming En Vogue, Hublot was the first brand to have dared to combine gold and rubber in the same watch, thus becoming a master of the “Art of Fusion”. In fact, innovation has been a driving force in everything the brand has done: merging traditional, modern and pioneering materials.
At Hublot, materials are an integral part of the design of their watches, complementing their design, while protecting their relatively fragile mechanisms within – resulting in timepieces that can stand the test of time.
Thus, the Manufacture has chosen to use high-tech ceramic for certain bezels and cases: an ultra-resistant and almost entirely scratch-proof material (apart from the diamond) based on zirconium sintered at very high temperatures. Hublot’s ambition will ultimately lead them to create an all-ceramic timepiece 15 years after the launch of the Big Bang with integrated bracelet.
An integrated fusion of monobloc and mono-material rendered in monochrome, the Hublot Big Bang Integrated Ceramic is the definition of “integrated”. Considered scratch and wear resistant, ceramic exhibits a hardness unlike any traditional horological metal, such as stainless steel or gold, but its relative strengths also betray a new challenge: machining difficulties. of a one-piece ceramic watch case.
Under compression, ceramic can withstand extremely high loads with strengths ranging from 1000 to 4000 MPa. Comparatively, titanium has only 1000 MPa. That said, its low ductility and brittleness mean the ceramic can shatter on hard impacts; with sintered zirconium, this drawback has been overcome at series production level with the latest Big Bang Integrated Ceramic.
Hublot has pushed the boundaries of ceramics, increasing the hardness and scratch resistance of this material and enhancing the intensity of its sun- and fade-resistant color while maintaining its lightness – making it a pleasure to wear. wear, thanks to its low thermal conductivity and hypoallergenic quality.
The Big Bang Integrated is emblematic of Hublot’s DNA, merging its ingenuity and the haute couture quotient of four new monochrome shades to the collection. A sporty, tech-looking chronograph with some seriously fun vibes (losing only to the Purple Summer Edition), the new Big Bang Integrated Ceramic watch series boasts a completely different character to the original titanium or gold editions.
The sportiness of the Big Bang Ceramic is further enhanced by the HUB1280 Unico with the column-wheel flyback chronograph. The caliber running at 4 Hz with 72 hours of power reserve is similar to the first generation Unico movement, but it benefits from a number of new patented parts that make it more reliable, easier to maintain, slightly thinner and also a bit more efficient.
Each is available in a limited edition of 250 pieces; there are four colors that represent the elements of water, earth and wood: indigo blue (from the Majorelle garden and the streets of Chefchaouen in Morocco, and from the blue city of Jodhpur in Rajasthan); sky blue (from the South Seas); beige sand (from deserts and Caribbean beaches); and jungle green (from tropical forests).
INTEGRATED CERAMIC HUBLOT BIG BANG
PRICE + FEATURES
Case 42mm satin-brushed and polished ceramic with 100 meter water resistance
Movement HUB1280 automatic with 72 hours of power reserve