With this new Big Bang timepiece, Hubot is introducing a word premier material: The first vibrantly coloured ceramic.
By creating a new material – the first vibrantly coloured ceramic – Hublot has once again used its limitless imagination to achieve a world’s first. Exclusively designed and produced in-house, in the Hublot Research & Development (R&D) department, this invention has been patented. A triple tour de force, the coloured ceramic invented by Hublot is innovative both in terms of the material itself, and the manufacturing process. In addition to the vibrant colour it is also harder than conventional ceramics.
The Hublot R&D department and Metallurgy & Materials laboratory have succeeded in inventing a magic formula that allows the creation of vibrantly coloured ceramics. This has previously not been done in industries using technical and aesthetic ceramics. In addition, Hublot has refined all the procedures necessary to produce every component of the watch case from this special material. In total, it took Hublot four years to master this discovery and develop it from initial idea to its industrialisation. The invention is 100% Hublot and the expertise has been patented.
This newly developed ceramic is incredibly dense, boasting a hardness of 1500 HVI compared to 1200 HV2 of conventional ceramics. This results in an extremely resilient material. The colour is achieved through a major innovation whereby a fusion of pressure and heat sinters the ceramic without burning the pigments. Having mastered the basic hues with this method Hublot is now ready to introduce a whole new world of coloured ceramics to its watch collections.
For this first coloured ceramic, Hublot has chosen a vivid red, which symbolises power, passion and glory. The Big Bang Unico Red Magic is undoubtedly an ultra-resilient ceramic watch full of fire.
With just 500 pieces released, its 45 mm case and bezel are made from Hublot’s patented red ceramic, boasting a polished finish. The flange, indexes, minute and seconds counters, Arabic numerals and hands all match this hue, adorned in the same red to highlight the contrast with the mechanism of the Unico HUB124 manufacture movement and its column wheel, visible on the dial side through the sapphire crystal. This theme encompasses the entire watch, matched with a lined structured red rubber strap.
Model: BIG BANG UNICO Red Magic
Polished red ceramic
Diameter: 45 mm
Thickness: 15.45 mm
Bezel: Polished red ceramic
Bezel Lug: Black composite resin
Screws: « H » Polished titanium black PVD
Glass: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
Case back: Black ceramic engraved “LIMITED EDITON”, “N° XXX/500”
Water Resistant: 10 ATM (100m)
Skeleton mat red, red appliques with black luminescent
Hands Red hands with black luminescent
UNICO Manufacture self-winding chronograph
flyback movement with column wheel
N° of Components: 330 // Jewels: 38 // Frequency (Hz): 4 (28’800 A/h)
Power Reserve: 72 Hours
Black and red lined structured rubber strap
Buckle Black PVD Titanium with black ceramic insert deployant buckle clasp