Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Hublot Big Bang Carbon Bezel Baguette Watch

Hublot Big Bang Carbon Bezel Baguette Watch
Diamonds, sapphires, rubies, tsavorites - this piece is a first, and the object of a patentapplication filed by Hublot. It is a fusion of carbon fibre and precious stones. Hublot has taken the Full Carbon concept to its ultimate expression, by successfully setting baguette-cut precious stones in a component – the bezel – made from carbon fibre.

Hublot Big Bang Carbon Bezel Baguette Watch
Hublot Big Bang Carbon Bezel Baguette Watch
Hublot Big Bang Carbon Bezel Baguette Watch

This exclusive process was developed using traditional craft techniques by the Hublot in-house carbon fibre components production unit. It has enabled this release of four 44 mm Big Bangs made from 100% carbon fibre, including the dial; sporty, lightweight and super-strong pieces featuring the scintillating elegance brought by the bezel, also made from carbon fibre, set with 48 baguette-cut precious stones – with a touch of colour also apparent in the indexes of the 3 counters and the Hublot logo. This is all rounded off by a tone-on-tone coloured Horn Back alligator strap with black stitching, offering supreme flexibility and comfort thanks to its natural black rubber inner surface.

Finally, the HUB4100 movement is a self-winding chronograph with a completely black date (black PVD, ruthenium and black gold coating), in an extension of the All Black Carbon concept. It oscillates at a frequency of 4 Hz (28,800 Vib/h), and has 252 components. 42-hour power reserve. The watch is water resistant to 100 metres.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS  

References:
301.QX.1740.HR.1904 (Baguette Diamonds)
301.QX.1730.HR.1902 (Baguette Rubies)
301.QX.1790.HR.1901 (Baguette Blue Sapphires)
301.QX.1791.HR.1922 (Baguette Tsavorites)
Case: “Big Bang” - Diameter 44 mm – Black carbon fibre
Bezel: Black carbon fibre 6 H-shaped black PVD titanium screws, countersunk, polished & locked Set with 48 baguette diamonds (total 2.80 carats), or 48 baguette rubies, or 48 baguette blue sapphires, or 48 baguette tsavorites.
Crystal: Sapphire with anti-reflective coating
Bezel Lug: Black composite resin Lateral inserts: Black composite resin
Case-back: Carbon fibre with sapphire crystal
Crown: Black PVD steel with black rubber insert
Push-pieces: Black PVD steel, rectangular, with black rubber insert
Water resistance: 10 ATM (equivalent to 100 metres)
Dial: Black carbon fibre with satin-finished ruthenium applique indexes Tone-on-tone coloured logo transfer, with bezel stones
Movement: HUB4100 Self-winding mechanical chronograph No. of components: 252, of which 28 jewels
Bridges: Satin-finished, bevelled & polished
Date: Trapezoid window at 4.30, black background, brilliant black numeral Oscillating weight: Tungsten carbide with black ruthenium coated dimpled surface
Power reserve: Approximately 42 hours
Bracelet: Horn Back alligator strap, tone-on-tone coloured Black stitching on black natural rubber
Clasp: Micro-blasted black ceramic

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