Watch of the Week: Hublot Big Bang Sang Bleu II

Watch of the Week: Hublot Big Bang Sang Bleu II

Adrienne Faurote
By Adrienne Faurote March 3, 2022

The Big Bang Sang Bleu II marks a new chapter in the rich collaborative story between Hublot and Sang Bleu.

Hublot Big Bang Sang Bleu
Hublot Big Bang Sang Bleu Ceramic Green

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The three iterations of the Big Bang Sang Bleu II mark the seventh consecutive year of collaboration between Hublot and Sang Bleu. In order to make the occasion count, Maxime Plescia-Buchi, renowned Swiss tattoo artist, chose to apply his ink to two iconic materials born from the Hublot Art of Fusion – Magic Gold and ceramic. Two scratch-resistant materials which nevertheless bear the indelible mark of the famous tattoo artist.

Maxime Plescia-Buchi works decisively and with no room for error. He emphasizes precision above all else. Whether on scratch-resistant materials patented by Hublot, such as Magic Gold, on ceramic or on the skin, his art is indelible. He employs three-dimensional geometry that incorporates expert use of relief and depth effects. The material itself is polished, satin-finished, sliced, carved, beveled and faceted, featuring alternating and superimposed hexagons, rhombuses and triangles in perfect visual harmony.

All that is left to decide is, which color will your tattoo be? Magic Gold, Black Magic Ceramic or Green Ceramic?

Hublot Big Bang Sang Bleu
Hublot Big Bang Sang Bleu Ceramic Black

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For this new trio of timepieces, Hublot opted for the strongest materials in a further tour de force featuring scratch-resistant substrates deeply engraved in an irreversible way, exactly like a real tattoo.

The fascinating aspect about Magic Gold is that scratch-resistant gold did not exist until Hublot invented it. It is the first and only scratch-resistant 18-karat gold alloy in the world. With a hardness of almost 1000 Vickers, it is notoriously difficult to machine. Even more scratch-resistant is the ceramic – traditional ceramic has a hardness of 1200 Vickers, whereas Hublot ceramic achieves 1500 Vickers.

Hublot Big Bang Sang Bleu Magic Gold
Hublot Big Bang Sang Bleu Magic Gold

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