Hublot Big Bang Sang Bleu II – Grey, Blue and White Ceramic Limited Editions

Celebrating its successful partnership with London-based tattoo studio Sang Bleu, Swiss luxury watch brand Hublot presents three new Big Bang limited edition watches which explore new territories of colour.

The new Big Bang Sang Bleu II Ceramic watch will now be available in blue, grey and white. Adding to their technical achievement of having successfully created perfectly and evenly coloured ceramic, Hublot unveils a watch architecture that continues to defy tradition.

Hublot Big Bang Sang Bleu II – Grey, Blue and White Ceramic Limited Editions

With its sharp angles, its sculptural case, its multiple facets as if cut in diamond, the Big Bang Sang Bleu II designed by Maxime Plescia Buchi and Hublot has the ability to amaze and astound. Combining the creativity of the tattoo artist with the technical expertise of the Nyon-based manufacture, the piece displays a radical, complex design, which demands a closer look in order to fully appreciate its multidimensional appearance. The case, bezel, case middle, strap and dial have been constructed with their own geometry and, at the same time, they come together with a seamless fluidity.

Hublot Big Bang Sang Bleu II Grey Ceramic Limited Edition

With these new grey, blue and white versions, the Big Bang Sang Bleu II displays a new temperament. In the grey ceramic version, the piece offers a modern look reminiscent of the great urban structures at the heart of 21st-century megapolises. The shades of grey that illumine the ceramic evoke steel, titanium and aluminium in turn, strongly accentuating the profoundly architectural design of the Big Bang Sang Bleu II.

Hublot Big Bang Sang Bleu II Grey Ceramic Limited Edition

The blue ceramic version is a clear nod to the name of the piece – a royal blue, an echo of the term “blue blood” (sang bleu) which is used in historical literature to describe the nobility of a lineage. Between day and night, light and shade, the piece offers the perfect blend of tones, a real technical feat for a material as difficult to master as ceramic, which is always susceptible to tiny variations when it is fired at very high temperatures.

Hublot Big Bang Sang Bleu II Blue Ceramic Limited Edition

Here, as in the grey version, Hublot and Maxime Plescia-Buchi developed an approach where the dominant colour of the piece echoes the white and luminescent indices and hands. The geometric structure of the hands appears in all its complexity, hypnotic as it is, in constant movement, and forming, for a few fleeting moments at midday, a complete work in perfect alignment and symmetry.

Hublot Big Bang Sang Bleu II Blue Ceramic Limited Edition

The third version appears simple yet enigmatic. A mirror image of the All Black version which was released last year, this “All White” version features a dazzling play of light in place of the original shade. The faceted architecture of the bezel, case and strap invites closer inspection to appreciate the subtle angles and curves of the piece – the watch is a powerful creation, a ray of light to be worn on the skin, like the tattoos that Maxime Plescia-Buchi uses in his graphic art.

Hublot Big Bang Sang Bleu II White Ceramic Limited Edition

Each of these new Big Bang Sang Bleu II watches will be available as a limited edition of 200 pieces. They all share a 45-mm case made entirely from high-tech ceramic, housing the UNICO Manufacture self-winding chronograph. Entirely developed in-house by Hublot’s engineers and watchmakers, comprising 330 components and equipped with a flyback function, this model offers a 3-day power reserve.

Hublot Big Bang Sang Bleu II White Ceramic Limited Edition

Each piece is equipped with its corresponding rubber strap, featuring the One Click system which enables it to be changed instantly with no need for any tools.

Technical details

Model: BIG BANG SANG BLEU II

References
418. HX.2001.RX.MXM21: White ceramic version, Limited to 200 pieces
418. EX.5107.RX.MXM21: Blue ceramic version, Limited to 200 pieces
418. FX.8007.RX.MXM21: Grey ceramic version, Limited to 200 pieces

Case
White ceramic version: White polished and satin-finished ceramic
Blue ceramic version: Blue polished and satin-finished ceramic
Grey ceramic version: Grey polished and satin-finished ceramic
Diameter: 45 mm
Thickness: 16.50 mm
Water resistance: 10 ATM (100 m)

Case back
White ceramic version: White satin-finished ceramic engraved with “LIMITED EDITION 200NUM” and sapphire crystal
Blue ceramic version: Blue satin-finished ceramic engraved with “LIMITED EDITION 200NUM” and sapphire crystal
Grey ceramic version: Grey satin-finished ceramic engraved with “LIMITED EDITION 200NUM” and sapphire crystal

Bezel
White ceramic version: White polished and satin-finished ceramic
Blue ceramic version: Blue polished and satin-finished ceramic
Grey ceramic version: Grey polished and satin-finished ceramic

Dial
White ceramic version: Matte white skeleton
Blue ceramic version: Matte blue skeleton
Grey ceramic version: Matte grey skeleton

Movement
Calibre Hublot HUB1240.MXM
Unico Manufacture self-winding Chronograph Flyback movement with column wheel
Frequency: 4 (28,800 Vib/h)
Power reserve: 72 hours
Number of components: 330
Brilliants: 38

Straps
White ceramic version: Black and white rubber strap; Sang Bleu design deployant buckle clasp in black ceramic and black titanium PVD
Blue ceramic version: Black and blue rubber strap; Sang Bleu design deployant buckle clasp in black ceramic and black titanium PVD
Grey ceramic version: Black and grey rubber strap; Sang Bleu design deployant buckle clasp in black ceramic and black titanium PVD

Suggested retail price
White ceramic version: CHF 25‘900 / EUR 26‘900/ USD 27‘300/ GBP 22‘600
Blue ceramic version: CHF 25‘900/ EUR 26‘900/ USD 27‘300/ GBP 22‘600
Grey ceramic version: CHF 25‘900/ EUR 26‘900/ USD 27‘300/ GBP 22‘600