Hublot has created a new Big Bang watch, and this one makes the invisible visible. The Big Bang Unico Magic Sapphire combines an iconic watch with a great in-house movement, a historic signature and an innovative material. While optimising the components Hublot has simplified the construction of the case and confirmes once more how awesome the Big Bang reconciles with inconvenient materials.
Sapphire is not exactly an unconventional material when it comes to watches, but mostly it is used far more conservative than in the Magic Sapphire. Hublot combined all the experience it had acquired from the Big Bang Unico Sapphire and Big Bang Unico Sapphire All Black models onto the development of this new edition. Sapphire is a complex material, the most scratch-resistant and the most crystalline that exists. The new Big Bang Unico Magic Sapphire is a watch in “less is more” mode featuring a simplified construction that is easier to assemble and, in addition, offers greater transparency and resistance. The wearer can look deep inside the watch’s architecture since the case has no longer titanium inserts for the bezel and the back. Hublot was still able to provide a greater shock resistance with one-piece components for the bezel and the back in this timepiece. Pretty impressive, hu?
The middle, bezel and back of the case display total transparency and contrast with the finishing and textures of the dial which have assumed the emblematic aesthetic “Black Magic” codes – a black skeleton dial sporting the iconic red second hand. The indexes and hands are coated with white lume. and there’s a date window at 3 o’clock.
The Big Bang Unico Magic Sapphire is powered by the HUB 1242, a manufacture automatic movement featuring a flyback mechanism and a column wheel positioned on the dial side. This calibre provides a power reserve of 72 hours.
The case has a diameter of 45 mm and is water-resistant up to 50 m. The strap comes in natural black rubber, the historic material of the brand.
The Hublot Big Bang Unico Magic Sapphire is a limited edition with only 500 pieces.