LVMH Watch Week: Six New Hublot Timepieces Worth Checking Out
Hublot didn’t hold back with its 2021 releases, unveiling a large selection of timepieces that continue the brand’s philosophy of “Be First, Different, and Unique.”
Hublot released a number of new and exciting timepieces this week (39 to be exact!) as part of the LVMH Watch Week extravaganza. And although we haven’t been able to get our hands on them yet, we just couldn’t wait to share them with you!
Hublot Big Bang Integral Ceramic
The Hublot Big Bang Integral Ceramic first launched at LVMH Watch Week last year with a 42-mm case and fully integrated bracelet, both crafted out of black ceramic. For 2021, the brand presents three new ceramic colors: classic navy blue, titanium-colored gray, and immaculate white.
Ceramic is a particularly interesting material to use in watchmaking thanks to its scratch-resistance, durability (two to three times harder than steel), lightness (30% lighter than steel), hypoallergenic properties, low thermal conductivity, and soft touch. Still, only a handful of brands have the know-how to produce it to this level and almost none in so many different colors.
The new Big Bang Integral Ceramic is powered by the second version of the open-worked Unico proprietary manufacture movement, the HUB1280. This self-winding movement is equipped with a flyback chronograph movement and comes with a power reserve of 72 hours.
The Hublot Big Bang Integral Ceramic is priced at $23,100.
Hublot Spirit Of Big Bang Tourbillon 5-Day Power Reserve Carbon White
Since its launch in 2014, Hublot’s Spirit of Big Bang Collection has stayed faithful to the brand’s desire to combine innovation with tradition. Its manufacture, hand-wound, skeletonized tourbillon movement – the HUB6020 – is framed by an avant-garde tonneau case crafted from carbon fiber with white micro-glass fiber and sapphire crystal inclusions, creating a series of aesthetic contrasts.
Limited to 100 pieces, the Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Tourbillon 5-Day Power Reserve Carbon White comes in a 42mm case with a black and white structured and lined rubber strap.
The Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Tourbillon 5-Day Power Reserve Carbon White is priced at $94,700.
Hublot Classic Fusion Orlinski 40mm
Hublot’s partnership with French artist Richard Orlinski has gone from strength to strength since its inception in 2017. Mainly this is because the artist’s emblematic style of creating edges and facets lends itself perfectly to the Hublot Classic Fusion design. New for 2021, Hublot and Orlinski are unveiling two new models – one in a flashy blue ceramic and the other in a glossy black ceramic – both featuring faceted ceramic dials that catch the light and accentuate the graphic design of the watch.
Housed in 40mm ceramic cases, the two editions are powered by the HUB1100 self-winding movement with a 42-hour power reserve and come fitted with smooth rubber straps.
The Hublot Classic Fusion Orlinski models are priced at $13,600
Hublot Big Bang MP-11 Magic Gold & Blue Sapphire
Hublot is offering two new exclusive cases for its Big Bang MP-11 watch in the brand’s proprietary Magic Gold and a Blue Sapphire. Working with different state-of-the-art materials brings two totally different looks to the brand’s HUB9011 manufacture, hand-wound, skeleton movement with seven series-coupled barrels.
Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe explained: “By marrying our famous MP-11 manufacture movement, characterized by its atypical and highly visual construction, with two new materials developed by our engineers – Magic Gold and Blue Sapphire – Hublot once again brilliantly illustrates ‘Art of Fusion.’ The art of being avant-garde, different, and unique.”
The Hublot Big Bang MP-11 Magic Gold is priced at $89,500 and the Hublot Big Bang MP-11 Blue Sapphire is priced at $132,000.
Hublot Spirit Of Big Bang Ceramic Beige
After the success of Hublot’s Spirit of Big Bang Ceramic in pale pink and baby blue, the brand is now unveiling two new models in warm beige ceramic cases. The first comes with a polished titanium bezel, while the second comes with an 18-karat King Gold bezel, both of which are set with 50 brilliant-cut diamonds and feature the collection’s six iconic H-shaped screws.
The timepieces are powered by the HUB1710 self-winding movement with a date at 6 o’clock and a 50-hour power reserve. They are fitted with white rubber and beige alligator straps.
The Hublot’s Spirit of Big Bang Ceramic Beige is priced at $19,900 for the titanium version and $24,100 for the King Gold version.
Hublot Big Bang One Click 33mm
Two new versions of Hublot’s feminine and versatile Big Bang 33mm adopt the “One Click” fastening system, allowing the user to change the strap, color, and look, all in one click. Color options include black, white, pink, sky blue, royal blue, red, green, and orange rubber, as well as calfskin options in electric blue, raspberry pink, and terracotta orange.
The Big Bang One Click 33mm comes in a choice of polished stainless steel or 18-karat King Gold, and both include 36 diamonds on the bezel. It is powered by the HUB1120 self-winding movement that has a central seconds hand, the date at 3 o’clock, and a power reserve of 40 hours.
The Hublot Big Bang One Click 33mm is priced at $12,500 in stainless steel and $23,100 in King Gold.
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