Hublot is one of the youngest luxury watchmakers to grow in popularity at a rapid pace. Its growth throughout the world of watches has seen it expand throughout the world in the blink of an eye. Southeast Asia has been one of its better-performing regions, which is exactly why Hublot pays tribute to the region with five special edition watches.
Hublot also reaches out to more than just the male collectors as two of the watches are for the ladies. For the women’s collection, it uses two signature pieces — the 38mm Big Bang Steel Diamonds and the 41mm Big Bang Chronograph. However, these watches have been redesigned to feature a single role of larger diamonds on the bezel. This is an evolutionary move from previous models, which had double rows of smaller diamonds.
Both watches also share plenty of similarities as well. This includes satin finishes with black satin-finished sunray dials. It all rests on a stainless steel case, which comes with matching black alligator straps. On the dial, this is where the models differ once again. The Big Bang Steel Diamonds comes with a date window at its 3 o’clock on a minimalist dial. For the Big Bang Chronograph, on the other hands, boasts its namesake movement for better accuracy.
There will be three of Hublot’s special edition watches exclusively for the gents. This mainly consists of the 44mm Big Bang Chronograph, Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph, and the Spirit of Big Bang. All three watches carry a different design language but with one key signature aspect — each watch is coated in black and gold.
The Big Bang Chronograph is slated to be one of its biggest winners. The popular timepiece comes with its frosted carbon fibre case and bezel combo, finished off with satin-finished 3N Gold-plated appliqués and hands. On the dial itself lies a tri-compax arrangement with different counters for 30-minutes, 12-hours, and running seconds. It also features a black-lined strap to pair with a micro-blasted black ceramic and black PVD stainless steel deployant buckle clasp.
As for the other two watches, it both comes with black ceramic cases with differing types of finishing; satin-finished 3N Gold-plates appliqués, hands and polished H-shaped screws. For the Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph, it features a design that is the first for Hublot — an 18K King Gold rectangular chronograph pushers and crown. At its core lies the HUB 1155 calibre. It’s a self-winding skeleton chronograph movement with a 42-hour power reserve and 50m water-resistance.
For the Spirit of Big Bang, it carries a black micro-blasted ceramic case with a bezel lug. The tonneau-shaped watch also has a black PVD titanium with black rubber insert crown, and a black micro-blasted ceramic case back. Within it is the slightly more impressive HUB4700 calibre, featuring 50 hours of power reserve and 100m water-resistance.
Hublot is introducing this entire special collection through famed luxury watches specialist, The Hour Glass.