Hublot Hub Nyon Headquarters factory has undergone thousands of years of hard work, today, we once again unveil the BIG BANG UNICO in honor! HUBLOT’s iconic award-winning design is perfectly integrated with UNICO’s self-produced chronograph movement, and the first watch of a new product line equipped with UNICO movement is born.
The Hublot BIG BANG UNICO watch is the perfect fusion of HUBLOT’s most iconic Big Bang design with the brand’s completely independent UNICO movement. This column-wheel chronograph movement is completely designed, developed and manufactured by Hublot’s watch factory. It has a two-level clutch and the side of the dial is clearly visible. This will be the new product series-BIG BANG UNICO after Hublot Big Bang, Classic Fusion, King Power and Masterpieces, which will be officially launched at Baselworld 2013.
BIG BANG UNICO has a 45.5 mm diameter case, highlighting the stylish mechanical appearance, the bezel is locked by 6 H-shaped screws, trendy design, clever and more prominent technology (the top of each bolt is more vivid, you can choose polished or matt Retouch effect). Also worth mentioning is the new crown design. The new screw-down crown is wrapped in pressed natural rubber, and the end is decorated with the classic H-shaped logo derived from the screw shape. For the first time since the birth of Big Bang in 2005, a round button was used. Each button is protected by a central button protection device, which is as lubricating and flexible as the engine piston. The sharp edges and the classic “sandwich structure” of Hublot are retained in the case design. At the same time, the strap accessories have been significantly optimized: the famous ‘one-button’ switching function allows the wearer to quickly switch between various straps-each watch is equipped with the same new diamond-shaped natural rubber strap, It is integrated with the entire dial and complements each other. The hollow dial makes the precise UNICO column-wheel chronograph movement clearly visible and at a glance. The scales and Arabic numerals have been redesigned to show a larger hollow and luminous coating. Not only that, the two chronograph dials are surrounded by a polished ring. The minute chronograph dial is at 3 o’clock, the small seconds chronograph dial is at 9 o’clock, and the calendar pane display is also at 3 o’clock. The hands have been retouched, and the two-section facet is covered with a luminous coating.
The UNICO self-master movement is the most iconic chronograph movement of HUBLOT, which is also an important reason for choosing this movement. It is independently designed, developed, manufactured and assembled by Hublot’s micro-mechanics, engineers and watchmakers. As a movement with flyback timing function, it can be reset at any time, especially in the watchmaking industry. The unique design is that the movement integrates a double button structure, a date display, and a double horizontal clutch on the dial side. Unique positioning mechanism and the famous ‘Guide Wheel’.
The completely original method and the way of thinking that breaks the traditional framework in the research and development process make the UNICO movement unique. For example, the timing device is directly driven by the barrel, and there is no positioning rod in the internal structure of the chronograph. This simplification improves reliability and stability. The escapement fork and escape wheel made of silicon are fixed on a movable platform, and the lightweight nature of silicon guarantees its operating performance. In order to further increase the robustness of the movement, 330 parts are used in its extremely simplified structure. This is a joint effort of technical departments, laboratories and after-sales services. Since the first launch of the UNICO movement in 2009, it has been continuously adjusted School results. The 4 Hz (28,800 beats per hour) vibration frequency and flawless processing ensure the high quality of this chronograph. In addition, the automatic production including cutting, gem installation, lubrication and countless assembly steps ensures the stability of the movement quality and the strictly controlled quality level. Power reserve is about 72 hours.
Serial number 411.NM.1170.RX (BIG BANG UNICO titanium ceramic)
411. NX.1170.RX (BIG BANG UNICO titanium)
411.OM.1180.RX (BIG BANG UNICO)
411.OX.1180.RX (BIG BANG UNICO)
Case diameter 45.5 mm diameter titanium or 18K king gold
Bezel Satin-finished black ceramic or titanium-polished at -6/12 o’clock
6 H-shaped matt titanium screws, countersunk, polished and locked
Table mirror Sapphire mirror with internal and external reflective coating and HUBLOT logo
Lugs Black synthetic resin, black anodized aluminum ring
Front side Black synthetic resin
Crown King gold or satin-brushed titanium, black pressed natural rubber inserts with HUBLOT logo
18K King Gold or Satin Brushed Titanium
Case Back 18K King Gold or Round Satin Brushed Titanium
Sapphire mirror with anti-reflective treatment on the inside
Water resistance 10 standard atmospheric pressure, about 100 meters underwater
Dial Matt black lacquered skeleton
5N gold-plated or polished rhodium-plated ring chronograph dial
5N gold-plated or matt rhodium-plated scale, white SuperLuminova ™
Hands 5N gold-plated or satin-brushed rhodium-plated, white SuperLuminova ™
Movement HUB 1242 Unico movement, independently developed by Hublot, automatic winding flyback chronograph movement
Calendar pane White pane at 3 o’clock
Pendulum black satin brushed tungsten
Power reserve about 72 hours
Strap Black natural rubber strap with ridged structure
Clasp Black or PVD-coated folding clasp according to style
With carbon fiber or 5N gold or titanium inserts