With the Big Bang Integral Tourbillon Full Sapphire, Hublot has taken its Art of Fusion to its ultimate conclusion. A new integral bracelet and case custom-made from sapphire: this feat affirms yet again the technical proficiency and the exceptional expertise that Hublot has acquired in the working of sapphire.
Watchmakers are sometimes the only ones to know certain details of their watches. With a case and bracelet made entirely from sapphire, all secrets are revealed: the movement and casing fuse, and every aspect is visible. The case of this new Big Bang Integral Tourbillon Full Sapphire has been reconstructed in its entirety to house the Automatic Tourbillon movement. The goal: to remove almost all of the visible screws, overhaul the general geometry of the case to integrate it with the sapphire bracelet, develop a new case profile to house the sapphire bracelet, and rework the bridges and main plates to give them the illusion of being suspended in space.
“For such an exceptional creation, we opted for the new Automatic Tourbillon calibre with its sapphire bridges, the transparency of which creates a stunning spectacle. The act of creating an integrated case and bracelet from sapphire was, however, deemed impossible. But we were the first brand to gain perfect mastery of sapphire, industrialising it and making it reproducible in series production. It took us five years to bring our first sapphire cases to life –and almost as long for the bracelet. Producing both from sapphire and integrating them together is the pinnacle of the in-depth work undertaken by all of Hublot’s teams. We are proud to be the ones writing the first lines in this new chapter in the history of materials.”Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO, Hublot
In terms of the movement, the HUB6035 automatic manufacture calibre, entirely designed and manufactured in-house, is the beating heart of the piece. It demonstrates a perfect balance between the micro-rotor at 12 o’clock and the tourbillon at 6 o’clock, and also with its three transparent sapphire bridges, exclusive to this new Big Bang.
|455.JX.0120.JX Limited to 30 pieces||Polished Sapphire Crystal Diameter: 43 mm Thickness: 15.25 mm Water Resistant: 30 m||Polished Sapphire Crystal Engraved “LIMITED EDITION 30NUM”||Polished Sapphire Crystal|
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|Sapphire Crystal Satin-finished Rhodium-plated Appliques with White Luminescent||Caliber Hublot HUB6035 Manufacture Automatic Tourbillon Movement Bridges:Transparent Sapphire Plate:Anthracite Ruthenium Micro Rotor 22K White Gold Skeleton “Hublot” logo Sunray top finish Diamond bevel Stretched perimeter Frequency: 3 (21’600 A/h) Power reserve: 72 hours Number of components: 243 Jewels: 26||Polished Sapphire Crystal with Titanium Deployant Buckle Clasp||400’000 CHF 416’000 EUR 422’000 USD 349’000 GBP|
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