The new BIG BANG CARBON BEZEL BAGUETTE model – which sparkles with the joie de vivre of diamonds, sapphires, rubies and tsavorites – is a first of its kind, and the object of a patent application filed by Hublot. This high jewellery – horology masterpiece features 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.
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.
Model: HUBLOT BIG BANG CARBON BEZEL BAGUETTE
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)
“Big Bang” – Diameter 44 mm – Black carbon fibre
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)
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.
Black carbon fibre with satin-finished ruthenium applique indexes
Tone-on-tone coloured logo transfer, with bezel stones
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
Horn Back alligator strap, tone-on-tone coloured
Black stitching on black natural rubber
Clasp: Micro-blasted black ceramic