Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire Galaxy

Hublot ‘s latest timepiece, the Big Bang Unico Sapphire Galaxy evokes the Milky Way with its constellation of stars and the invisible material that makes up the universe and its design has been inspired by the billions of stars found in the solar system.

Symbolising the different nuances of stars; young blue stars emitting hot radiation and older red stars that emit cold radiation the bezel of the timepiece has been set with 48 baguette cut precious stones. Amethysts are followed by sapphires in rose, orange, fuchsia and different shades of blue to create a constellation of stones in perfect colour transition. Sourcing perfectly matched stone colours to evoke the hues of the galaxy was a challenge and required a meticulous attention to detail and precious stone expertise.

Inspired by the invisible material that makes up most of the galaxy, Hublot decided to further innovate using sapphire crystal to craft a case. In the spirit of innovation Hublot has created two versions of the Big Bang Unico Sapphire Galaxy with a 45mm sapphire case in clear sapphire crystal and a version in all black.

With a skeleton dial and transparent sapphire crystal case the UNICO HUB1242 manufacture movement is in full display with the gear train and column wheel on the dial side revealed.

Model: Big Bang Unico Sapphire Galaxy
Reference 411.JX.4803.RT.4098 – Limited to 50 pieces

Case
Diameter: 45mm, made from polished sapphire crystal
Bezel: Polished 18K white gold set with 48 baguette-cut Amethysts and rose, orange, fuchsia, Madagascar and blue Sapphires; 6 H-shaped titanium screws
Crystal: Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective treatment
Crown & Pushers: Satin-finished titanium
Case-back: Polished sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 5 ATM, i.e. approx. 50 metres

Dial
Polished transparent composite resin skeleton dial and appliques with white luminescent
Satin-finished hands with white luminescent

Movement
HUB1242 UNICO movement, developed and manufactured in-house by Hublot
Self-winding chronograph flyback movement with column wheel
Main plate & bridges anthracite grey-plated
Date Window at 3 o’clock
No. of components: 330 (38 rubies)
Frequency (Hz): 4 (28’800 A/h)
Power reserve: Approximately 72 hours

Strap
Transparent structured lined rubber
Clasp: Titanium deployant buckle clasp

Model: Big Bang Unico All Black Sapphire Galaxy
Reference 411.JB.4901.RT.4098 – Limited to 50 pieces

Case
Diameter: 45mm, made from polished and smoked sapphire crystal
Bezel: Polished black-plated set with 48 baguette-cut Amethysts and rose, orange, fuchsia, Madagascar and blue Sapphires; 6 H-shaped black-plated titanium screws
Crystal: Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective treatment
Crown & pushers: Satin-finished black-plated titanium
Case-back: Polished and smoked sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 5 ATM, i.e. approx. 50 metres

Dial
Polished and smoked transparent composite resin skeleton dial and appliques with black luminescent
Black lacquered hands with black luminescent

Movement
HUB1242 UNICO movement, developed and manufactured in-house by Hublot
Self-winding chronograph flyback movement with column wheel
Main plate & bridges black plated.
Date Window at 3 o’clock
No. of components: 330 (38 rubies)
Frequency (Hz): 4 (28’800 A/h)
Power reserve: Approximately 72 hours

Strap
Smoked transparent structured lined rubber
Clasp: Black ceramic and black-plated titanium deployant buckle clasp

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