Hublot is a watchmaker renowned for dreaming up some of the world’s most elaborate timepieces.
Their latest release to be debuted at Baselworld in March continues this fine tradition in the Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire, an automatic flyback chronograph which is cut and machined entirely from sapphire.
Given the difficulty of working with the material, which was once only reserved for bespoke and private collections, Hublot will be offering a limited run of just 500 pieces to the public.
The highly scratch-resistant 45mm case (rated just below the scratch resistance of diamond) holds the in-house HUB 1242 UNICO movement with black PVD treatment. This movement is beautifully showcased through a skeleton dial which is made of transparent resin alongside a date window at 3 o’clock.
The indexes of the watch are all finished in white luminescent to ensure the time can be read in any condition. Power reserve for the Big Bang Unico Sapphire is approximately 72 hours whilst water resistance is rated at 50 metres.
Moving onto the strap, we have a meticulously crafted transparent structured lined strap which mimics the timepiece’s unique looks.
Transparency never looked so fine.