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Hublot Big Bang Unico Sang Bleu II All Black Limited Edition

Hublot presents its latest collaborative timepiece created in partnership with Maxime Plescia-Büchi, the Founder of Sang Bleu and Hublot Ambassador.

For this new artistic collaboration, Hublot’s All Black concept has been etched in black ink like a blackout tattoo. Bold and monochromatic, the Big Bang Unico Sang Bleu II All Black showcases the full three-dimensional geometry of the talented grapho typotattoo- genius. Its material – injected with black, polished and satin-finished, angled and faceted – reveals interplay of light and shade in its relief.

Since 2016, the artist has been collaborating with Hublot, designing watches with the same confident strokes as the lines which he marks out on people’s bodies, drawing shapes which are hypnotic and architectural in equal measure. This new interpretation, the Big Bang Unico Sang Bleu II All Black, is completely inked in black – the favourite colour of the watchmaker and the artist.

The “All Black” concept of working with the same black in a tone on tone style, conceived by Hublot in 2006, was a groundbreaking vision set to become an iconic signature: “Invisible visibility”. Perhaps coincidentally, 2006 was also the very year in which Maxime Plescia- Büchi made black ink his signature medium for expression.

In the spirit of blackout tattooing, the abstract geometrical shapes which he would usually draw directly onto the skin are fully black and here cover the body of the watch with a black which is both deep and symbolic. Just as demanding as this fully black ink, requiring even greater precision and skill on the part of the artist, the monochromatic material used here also demands perfection.

On a case measuring 45 mm in diameter, cut from black ceramic and black PVD-coated titanium, the master tattooist alternates and superimposes hexagons, diamonds and triangles, measuring the time from the bezel to the HUB1240 Unico manufacture self-winding chronograph movement, visible under a skeletonised dial and an open case back.

This monochrome watch loses nothing of its dimensional effect, quite the opposite in fact: the play of polygons created by the tattooist is highlighted in the light reflecting directly off the polished and satin-finished material, which is carved and chiselled, angled and faceted.

Technical details

Model: Big Bang Unico Sang Bleu II All Black
Reference: 418.CX.1114.RX.MXM20

Limited to 200 pieces

Satin-finished and Polished Black Ceramic
Diameter: 45mm
Thickness: 16.50mm
Water resistance: 10 ATM (100m)

Satin-finished Black Ceramic Engraved “LIMITED EDITION”
Case back Glass: Sapphire with Anti-reflective Treatment

Satin-finished and Polished Black Ceramic

Mat Black Skeleton

Calibre 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

Black Rubber Strap
Sang Bleu Design Black Ceramic and Black PVD Titanium Deployant Buckle Clasp

Retail price
25,900.00 CHF/ 26,900.00 EUR/ 27,300.00 USD/ 22,600.00 GBP

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