Hublot Big Bang Sang Bleu II Limited Edition

More ambitious than the Big Bang Sang Bleu watch launched in 2016, the new Big Bang Sang Bleu II passionately channels the design skills of world famous tattoo artist Maxime Plescia-Buchi. The new comes comes dressed in a case with more finely-chiselled lines, conveyed in three dimensions.

An expression of the passage of time, the hands – two elongated diamonds and an arrow – are stylised fragments of tattoos, set above a hypnotic chronographic movement.

Thanks to Maxime Buchi and Sang Bleu, the art of tattooing has evolved to reach new heights. For this second collaboration, Hublot wanted to reflect on this development by extending the motif across the case and hands. Each of these illustrates the graphic style of this illustrious tattoo artist.

Even more disruptive, the Big Bang Sang Bleu II channels the creative inspiration of Maxime Plescia-Buchi into its three-dimensional angles and edges. The motif spans the case, cutting into its hexagonal bezel, and carving into the sapphire crystal, juxtaposed against the hands with their geometric lines, and moulded onto the interchangeable bracelet.

The dial plays with transparency, allowing glimpses of the Unico movement. It is feat of construction, almost architectural in scope, in a 45-mm case.

Within the meticulously interlaced geometric lines of this new case lies the HUB1240 Unico manufacture self-winding chronograph movement: the chronograph seconds are tracked along a straight hand, whilst the chronograph minutes complete their laps on one of the two discs on the dial. It oscillates at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, for a period of 72 hours. Two hundred titanium and one hundred King Gold pieces will be released.

Technical details

References
Titanium: 418.NX.1107.RX.MXM19; Limited to 200 pieces
King Gold: 418.OX.1108.RX.MXM19; Limited to 100 pieces

Case
Polished and Satin-finished
Titanium or 18K King Gold
Diameter: 45mm
Thickness: 16.50mm
Water resistance: 10 ATM (100m)

Case back
Satin-finished Titanium or 18K
King Gold and Sapphire Crystal

Bezel
Hexagonal Decor
Polished and Satin-finished
Titanium or 18K King Gold
6 H-shaped Titanium screws

Dial
Matte Black Dial
Polished Skeleton Hands

Movement
HUB1240.MXM: UNICO Manufacture Self-winding Chronograph Flyback
Movement with Column Wheel
Frequency: 4Hz (28’800 A/h)
Power reserve: 72 Hours
No. of Components: 330
Jewels: 38

Strap
Black Rubber Straps
Sang Bleu Design Titanium or 18K King Gold Deployant Clasp

Retail price
Titanium: 23’900 CHF/24’800 EUR/25’200 USD/ 20’800 GBP
King Gold: 44’900 CHF/ 46’600 EUR/ 47’300 USD/ 39’100 GBP

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