In 2010, Hublot independently developed UNICO 45 chronograph movement for the first time, and applied it to the Big Bang watch series in 2013, leaving a deep impression for most people. In 2018, the brand began again with a chronograph movement with a flyback function, re-adjusting the structure design, upgrading to a slimmer HUB1280 chronograph movement, and incorporating the new Big Bang Unico 42 mm watch, so that it can provide a more diversified combination of sizes for the Big Bang series of Hublot. Then, taking titanium gold as an example, let’s take a look together:
Brand New Size, More Choices
With the birth of this new self-made chronograph movement, the brand new Big Bang watch officially ushered in a new size, the case diameter reduced from 45 mm to 42 mm, and the thickness increased from 15.45 mm to 14.5 mm so that let more people who like the Big Bang series watches to control. In addition, the new payment also provides a case with different materials to choose from, including titanium, ceramics and etc. to meet the different demands of the wearer.
The case of this watch is made of 42mm titanium material, compared with the traditional steel material, titanium metal is lighter and more wear-resistant, bringing a complete sense of security and practicality to new products. The front of the case is satin-finished and the sides are polished to create two look and feel. It is equipped with a satin brushed and polished ceramic bezel, and is fixed with a distinctive H-type screw, perfectly presenting a unique and pleasing aesthetic that is uniquely pleasing to the eye.
The titanium crown and timing device are located on the one side of the watch, during with meticulous treatment, it creates a superior texture. The crown is engraved with the Hublot H-shaped brand image, and the exterior is covered with a non-slip texture ceramic material outer ring. The experience is first-class and it is easy to adjust the watch.
From the front of the matt carbon ash hollowed surface, and the mechanical beauty of the column wheel can be seen clearly, and it is unique with the double clutch mechanical device and the column wheel. The sub-second time scale is set above the sloping outer ring so that the disk looks more open and more airy, integrating with the Arabic numerals and the central three-point needle, making the time indicator clearer and more intuitive. Both the hour markers and minute hands are covered with luminous parts to facilitate night time viewing. Through the hollowed dial, a retro-influenced calendar circle is presented. The calendar of the day is displayed at the small seconds window, the 3 o’clock.
After removing the platform escapement, the new HUB1280 chronograph movement was reduced 1.3 mm thickness and its movement diameter was still 30 mm. Through the back cover, you can also see its full mechanical appearance. Equipped with an escapement system that can be disassembled independently, it increases the convenience of maintenance adjustments. The watch has a 72-hour power reserve and a 100-meter waterproof rating.
Black natural rubber strap with soft texture make it easy to fit the wrist, dynamic and energetic.
The titanium metal/ceramic folding clasp that engraves Hublot watch “HUBLOT” can be worn simply by pressing.
Summary: The new timepiece not only inherits the many outstanding qualities of the BIG BANG UNICO series, but also offers more choices in the size and material, making more and more people have ability to manage, which means that Full of sincerity of Hublot. If you like this watch, why not pay more attention to it.