Pushing the envelope is one of Hublot’s mantras and their sapphire watches are perhaps the best illustration as to what that can lead to. In a relatively short period of time, Hublot has not only mastered the art of creating sapphire cased watches, but they have also taken them to the next level. They can make them in different colors, from a beautiful blue to a deep, burgundy red.
They can also make them in larger quantities, which is a feat in itself as sapphire is still a material that is very difficult to work with. Because of that, they could also revolutionize the market by pricing them far below those of the competition. And now, with the Big Bang Tourbillon Power Reserve 5 Days Sapphire, they take this extraordinary material inside the movement.
Powered by manufacture calibre HUB6016 the Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Power Reserve 5 Days Sapphire takes the term ‘skeleton’ to a whole new level. Not only the main plate is crafted from translucent sapphire, but also the bridges. This results in an unprecedented view inside the movement, also because the case, case back and bezel are also made from translucent sapphire.
Because Hublot even skeletonized the sapphire main plate and bridges, they establish a unique depth perception, adding even further to the appeal of this watch. In a purely technical sense, this watch is also a tour de force, as its manual wind movement not only has a power reserve of five days but also features a flying tourbillon, which can be admired from nearly every angle.
While the Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Power Reserve 5 Days Sapphire is an amazing watch in its own right, it also holds great promise for the future. We already know that Hublot can create sapphire in a variety of colors, and those can also be used as bridges or main plate in future watches. And to stay true to their mantra, it is also very unlikely that Hublot stops pushing the envelope here, and might take it in the near future to an even higher level, with a sapphire gear train for example. But that is speculation for the future. For now, let’s enjoy the Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Power Reserve 5 Days Sapphire which is as innovating as it is beautiful!