Baselworld has started, and one brand that was bound to make a buzz is Hublot. Not only did they declare their love for football, by introducing the Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ smart watch for the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia, but also did they put together two amazing all-star teams coached by Diego Maradona and José Mourinho to compete in a friendly match during an exclusive event.
Hublot Big Bang Sapphire Tourbillon
As is a tradition with the brand did Hublot also expand the collection with many new, and innovative, models. Among them is the Big Bang Sapphire Tourbillon. While Hublot is already known for its (colored) sapphire, this new watch has it now also incorporated in the movement, as it is held by a sapphire bridge. This makes not only the case transparent but also the movement.
Hublot Big Bang MP-11
With the Big Bang MP-11, Hublot is expanding their “Manufacture Piece” collection with an ultra-light watch crafted from carbon, which is further reinforced with a three-dimensional fibre woven resin. The shape of the case is unique, providing room to seven mainspring barrels which are coupled in series and give the MP-11 a power reserve of over two weeks.
Hublot & Richard Orlinski
Hublot’s partnership with artist Richard Orlinksi was already a big success so it hardly comes as a surprise that the collection has been expended. The chronograph with its unique shaped case is now also available in King Gold, as well as in matte ceramic. Interesting is that both give a completely new expression to Orlinski design of the Hublot Chronograph, and are therefore a welcome addition to the previous models.
Hublot Big Bang Unico Red Magic
Baselworld also brought us live with the new Big Bang Unico Red Magic. As the first brand, Hublot has succeeded in creating a watch with a case and bezel of vibrant red ceramic. Not only the color of this ceramic is special, because of the way it is made, it is also harder and therefore more scratch resistant than other ceramics. More about how this new ceramic came about can be found in our previous article on this watch. Combined with red details on the dial, and the red strap is the Big Bang Unico Red Magic a true eyecatcher.