Hublot Big Bang Integral
Tourbillon Full Sapphire
Sapphire crystal amazed many manufacturers of exclusive watches. The Hublot brand, which came to the Watches & Wonders 2021 exhibition with its unique Big Bang Integral Tourbillon Full Sapphire model, is no exception. The watch is characterized not only by a sapphire crystal case that is truly scratch-resistant but also by a corresponding integrated sapphire crystal bracelet, which is absolutely stunning.
Beauty is very subjective, sapphire crystal watches are not a cup of everyone's tea. However, if you let go of your taste and let the watch do its job, then you will appreciate its complexity, which the brand itself wanted to express. Going back in time, it all started in 2016 with the big cod Unico Sapphire, the first sapphire watch from Hublot. However, Hublot perfected his expertise and created unique pieces of the sapphire watch.
The latest watches are based on the Big Bang Integral watches, which we have already seen in various variations. As for the Full Sapphire version, Hublot had to completely redesign and reconstruct the watch to accommodate Automatic Tourbillon mechanisms to achieve maximum transparency. The 43 mm watch case is made of 37 components, five of which are made exclusively of sapphire, while all visible screws have been removed. Even the bridges and mainboards have been redesigned to evoke the illusion of suspension in the air.
Inside the housing is an automatic movement based on the Hublot caliber HUB6035 micro tour, which operates at 3 Hz (21,600 km / h) with a 72-hour power reserve. The ultra-complicated bracelet itself contains 165 components, 22 of which are made of sapphire. Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, said: "For such exceptional work, we opted for the new Automatic Tourbillon caliber with sapphire bridges, whose transparency creates a stunning spectacle. However, the act of creating an integrated sapphire case and bracelet was considered impossible. But we were the first brand to gain perfect control of the sapphire, its industrialization, and ensure reproducibility in series production. "The Bang Integral Tourbillon Full Sapphireis limited to 30 instances and is priced at $ 422,000.