Mar 18, 2015
Hublot celebrates a decade of its Big Bang watch
Mar 18, 2015
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of its iconic watch, the Swiss brand has presented a new line of luxury jewelry watches with a total value of $10 million. This Big Bang Unico anniversary series will be presented at Baselworld, which opens this Thursday, March 19 in the Swiss city.
Hublot is coming to Baselworld with "Big Bang Unico 10 Ans Haute Joaillerie," an exceptional anniversary collection honoring its famous watch. The line includes 10 high-end jewelry watches, each valued at $1 million.
Each of these pieces is the result of hundreds of hours of meticulous handiwork, particularly with regards to the setting of the gemstones using three different techniques: invisible, Clou de Paris and rail-effect. The collection includes the first watch in Hublot history to feature a bezel with inverted trapezes in an invisible setting, as well as a dial with gemstones set in the subdials, hands and indices.
There are four versions: the full black diamond model (653 baguette-cut black diamonds totaling 41.84cts), the full white diamond model (653 baguette-cut white diamonds totaling 40.02cts), the blue sapphire model (653 baguette-cut diamonds and baguette-cut blue sapphires totaling 40.41cts) and the ruby model (653 baguette-cut diamonds and baguette-cut rubies totaling 40.93cts).
Overall, each piece required 400 hours of research and manufacturing and 350 hours of gemstone setting work.
A chronograph movement by Hublot
On top of the high-end jewelry design, Hublot has equipped these special edition anniversary watches with state-of-the-art mechanics. The Big Bang Unico 10 Ans Haute Joaillerie is powered by the HUB 1242 Unico, a self-winding chronograph movement designed and manufactured by Hublot, with a power reserve of 72 hours.
The timepiece has a 45mm grey gold case and comes with an interchangeable semi-matte black alligator strap.
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