Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces in Chicago is raining new watches and new movements from the fastest growing watch brand Hublot. The "Spirit of BIG BANG" indeed embodies the spirit of Hublot's "BIG BANG" watch. It features the BIG BANG codes with its 6 H-shaped titanium screws through the watch bezel, the lugs on either side, the two strap attachments, Hublot's famous hands and the SuperLuminova-filled baton indices offering superb legibility, and the overmoulded rubber screw-down crown with the iconic letter H adorning its profile.
Here we find Hublot's pure DNA, but in a different form. The "Spirit of BIG BANG" has a beating heart that is different than the "BIG BANG" with the Hublot HUB4700 movement, redesigned through close collaboration between Hublot and Zénith teams; based on a Zénith El Primero chronograph "chassis" with date (frequency 5 Hz, 36,000 beats per hour, 278 components, 31 jewels), this movement has historically been regarded by purists as one of the best Swiss chronographs ever developed.
SPIRIT OF BIG BANG
References 601.NX.0173.LR (SPIRIT OF BIG BANG TITANIUM)
601.NM.0173.LR (SPIRIT OF BIG BANG TITANIUM CERAMIC)
601.OX.0183.LR (SPIRIT OF BIG BANG KING GOLD)
601.OM.0183.LR (SPIRIT OF BIG BANG KING GOLD CERAMIC)
Case Tonneau case – New "Spirit of Big Bang" design
Dimensions 51 mm X 45 mm
Titanium, Titanium Ceramic. King Gold 18 K, or King Gold 18 K Ceramic
Bezel Satin-finished black ceramic or titanium 6 o'clock/12 o'clock polished side
6 H-shaped matt titanium screws, countersunk, polished & locked
Crystal Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective coating and Hublot logo
Bezel lugs Black composite resin
Lateral inserts Black composite resin
Crown King Gold or satin-finished Titanium with black overmoulded rubber Hublot logo
Push-pieces 18 K King Gold or satin-finished Titanium with black rubber insert
Case-back 18 K King Gold or satin-finished Titanium
Sapphire crystal with interior anti-reflective treatment
Water resistance 10 ATM, i.e. approx. 100 metres
Counters at 9 o'clock (seconds) and 3 o'clock (minutes)
Small counter at 6 o'clock (hours).
Matt rhodium-plated, white SuperLuminova™ indices
Hands 5N gold-plated or satin-finished rhodium-plated, white SuperLuminova™
Movement HUB4700 Automatic skeleton chronograph movement
Zénith El Primero base given a pure Hublot look.
Date Black date window at 4.30
Oscillating weight Special "Spirit of Big Bang" design.
Black satin-finished tungsten
Power reserve Approximately 50 hours
Strap Black or brown alligator leather stitched onto black rubber
Clasp Titanium or King Gold deployant buckle
Now, for a closer look at Hublot's BIG BANG Aero Bang Watch. 44mm stainless steel case, stainless steel bezel, black skeleton dial, self winding HUB 4214 movement with skeleton chronograph function, black rubber-gummy alligator strap with deployant buckle. Water resistant to 100 meters.