When Jean-Claude Biver created the Hublot Big Bang, he not only introduced us to the “Art of Fusion” but in the process also created an icon. Part of becoming this icon was the fact that the Big Bang is a chronograph. By incorporating this popular complication into the Big Bang, the “Art of Fusion” also extended down into the movement. Over a decade in existence, the Big Bang has tantalized us with innovative chronographs and exotic materials, often both combined in a single watch. Here are some of the most impressive Big Bangs!
Big Bang Unico Magic Gold
This Big Bang unites two of Hublot’s unique hallmarks: first the Unico manufacture chronograph movement, and second the unique case crafted from Magic Gold. A fusion between ceramic and 18K gold, the case is extremely scratch resistance, solving one of the oldest problems related to cases made from this precious metal. It also showcases the technical prowess of Hublot, fueled by the Art of Fusion.
Big Bang Ferrari Titanium Carbon
Uniting two legendary names in a single watch, the Big Bang Ferrari Titanium Carbon is fitted with a lot of car-inspired details in the typical Big Bang. Most prominent is the carbon bezel, which resemblance the break pads of Ferrari’s, and offers a nice contrast with the micro-blasted titanium case. The ease in which Hublot can integrate the Ferrari DNA into its timepieces shows how closely related both brands are.
Big Bang Unico Sapphire
Do we talk too much about the Big Bang Unico Sapphire? Probably, but who can blame us with such an incredible technical feat? Hublot is the first brand to succeed in making a sapphire watch case in a more substantial series, in this case, 500 pieces. This once again proofs that the Art of Fusion goes much further than just being a marketing-slogan. For Hublot, it is a way of life that inspires them to tackle challenges like this one
Big Bang Unico “10 Years” Haute Joaillerie
The Big Bang that perhaps made the biggest bang of them all was the 10th anniversary Haute Joaillerie collection. Quickly nicknamed the “Million Dollar Bang,” after its price tag, it was set with 653 baguette diamonds with a total of 40.02 carats. Although it might not seem that way, this watch was also quite a technical accomplishment, since creating a setting on a watch with such a distinct shape as the Big Bang is quite a challenge. But that is the story of the Big Bang, embracing challenges where ever they can find them and creating some of the most amazing watches because of it.
Want to read more about the history of the Hublot Big Bang? Click here to go to “Retrospective: Hublot Celebrates 10 Years of the Big Bang Watch.”