Test Bench

For Basel 2007, Hublot unveils the latest versions of its Big Bang. Provocative, unstructured and enthralling.
Big Bang Mat Platine / Platinum • Big Bang Mat Or Rose / Pink Gold • Big Bang Mat Tantale / Tantalium

Hublot Big Bang “Gold Mat”

Big Bang Gold Mat a new colour gold for a new best seller

The Watch Quote™ - April 10th, 2007

The gold colour in this new Hublot creation seems to merge with the hues of golden sand dunes. The pink gold doesn’t sparkle, it blazes, as if all the light has been absorbed and is gently diffused. A new treatment and finishing method inspired by techniques used in the aviation, marine and automotive industries has thus given rise to a brand new shade of gold. In this Big Bang, Hublot, an expert in the art of fusion, unites the simplicity of natural elements and the complexity of state-of-the-art technologies.

Hublot Big Bang under the magnifying glass

Hublot Big Bang

New materials treatment

Jean-Claude Biver, who presides over the destiny of the brand of kings side by side since 2004 with its founder Carlo Crocco, has breathed new life into the Hublot concept, while preserving the essential DNA and going back to its guiding principles. He has introduced new treatment of materials, for rose gold, platinum and tantalium and he create three new Big Bang.

Hublot Big Bang “Gold Mat”

Technical data sheet

Case:diameter 44.5 mm in microblasted 18K red gold
Bezel:microblasted 18K red gold
Crystal:sapphire with interior anti-reflection treatment
Lug disc:black composite resin
Lateral inserts:black composite resin
Back:microblasted 18K red gold with sapphire crystal, interior anti-reflection treatment
Crown:satin-finish 18K red gold with natural black rubber insert
Push-pieces:satin-finish 18K red gold rectangular with natural black rubber insert
Water-resistance:100 m or 10 ATM
Dial:matt gold with satin-finish applique index markers and numerals, black nickel
Hands:Faceted, diamond-polished, black nickel, chronograph hand with H counterpoise
Movement:mechanical chronograph with automatic winding
Caliber:Hublot HUB44 calibre developed in conjunction with La Joux-Perret
Bridges:polished, satin-finished with chamfered edges
Date:trapezoid aperture at 4.30
Oscillating weight:tungsten carbide with dimpled surface treated in black PVD
Bottom plate:sanded rhodium-plated
Barrel:with reinforced spring
Escapement:Glucydur balance spring
Power reserve:42 hours
Strap:adjustable natural smooth black rubber with Hublot logo on exterior
Clasp:new deployant clasp in black PVD coated Steel

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Opinion of The Watch Quote

“Big Bang” was not named by chance. Representing the brand’s revival, it has made its mark since it came out in the sector of sportive watches. With faultless technical specifications, a meticulously studied marketing and pricing position, a long and successful career is shaping up for this latest “enfant terrible” from that magician of watch making, Monsieur Jean-Claude Biver.

Strong Points
  • Appearance
  • Personality, character
  • Finishes
  • Materials treatment
  • Unbeatable prices (in its category)

Weak points
  • Limited number available

Our rating: *****

We would like to thank Monsieur Jean-Claude Biver and the Hublot teams for their invaluable assistance, which has enabled us to share our passion with you.

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