Watch Battle: Hublot "Spirit of BIG BANG" vs Hublot "BIG BANG"

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

Technical details 

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 

Dial Sapphire 

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.