For the first run through ever, Hublot is making a watch for the most part of bright red earthenware. The new material, which Hublot is calling “energetically hued ceramic” is a harder, more shading rich fired for which they’ve gotten a patent (that covers something beyond the red you see here). The material has been seen previously, as the bezel of the Ferrari Unico Carbon Red Ceramic , however this is the first run through the polished red clay is being utilized as the principle case material for a watch. This rendition of the brand’s Big Bang Unico chronograph is a restricted release of 500 pieces, though Hublot is saying that there will be loads of minor departure from this theme in the future.
Why This Watch Matters
This watch is about that bright red fired. As indicated by Hublot, what permits the fired to remain so brightly shaded is that it is sintered in an alternate manner that sets the artistic without consuming the additional color, which would typically dull the tone. While I think the new pattern toward packaging watches in gigantic squares of hued sapphire (another Hublot top choice) is for the most part a prevailing fashion, I think hued earthenware production and high-strength ceramics have the capacity to change the manner in which watches are made long haul. Whether or not a distinctive red chronograph is your pack or not, this watch has suggestions that could wind up influencing your own watches someday.
In case you had any questions, this watch certainly isn’t to my own taste. It’s huge, it’s in-your-face, and it’s not ashamed of any of that. That’s not actually my thing. However, from a material science point of view, I do discover it truly intriguing. There’s much more out there than simply the standard suspects – steel, titanium, gold, platinum, and such – and even those can be changed and adjusted on the whole sorts of intriguing ways. A brand of Hublot’s size and industry height has the assets to truly test toward this path (with Omega being another striking chief here), and it’s acceptable to see them pushing thing.
Model: Big Bang Unico Red Magic
Reference Number: 411.CF.8513.RX
Case Material: Polished red artistic, dark fired, dark composite resin
Dial Color: Skeletonized with red accents
Indexes: Arabic numerals and batons
Lume: Black glowing material on hands and indexes
Water Resistance: 100 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Black and red lined elastic tie, dark PVD titanium clasp with dark ceramic insert
Caliber: Hublot HUB1242
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, flyback chronograph
Power Reserve: 72 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 vph)
Total Components: 330
Additional Details: Chronograph utilizes both a segment wheel and a twofold clutch
Evaluating & Availability
Price: Coming Soon
Availability: Coming Soon
Limited Edition: 500 pieces, independently numbered on the caseback
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