Hublot Big Bang DJ Snake Limited Edition

Hublot has joined hands with the French-Algerian music artist William Sami Étienne Grigahcine aka DJ Snake to release a special edition Big Bang timepiece.

Hublot Big Bang DJ Snake Limited Edition

The electronic music star first came to public attention with the track “Turn Down For What”, released in 2013. Since then, the hits have racked up: “Lean On”, “Loco Contigo”, “Let Me Love You” with Justin Bieber, and “Selfish Love” with Selena Gomez. He became the first French artist to have two songs with over a billion plays on Spotify, and the awards have rained down: Billboard Music Awards; MTV Music Awards; and no fewer than three NRJ Music Awards.

Hublot and DJ Snake have been partners since January 1st 2018, when he presided over the decks at Hublot’s closing evening during the FIFA World Cup in Russia. Three years later, the first watch of this partnership is being unveiled: The Big Bang DJ Snake.

Hublot Big Bang DJ Snake Limited Edition

The instantly recognizable and iconic design of the Big Bang now has an iridescent shine, with countless blue and purple hues. The bezel and the six titanium components of the 45-mm case are treated with a special and technical manufacturing process, similar to a black PVD treatment.

Hublot Big Bang DJ Snake Limited Edition

During the process, the different components of the watch must each be placed in specific positions when they are coated with different colors. The result is an optical effect in which the colors of the watch change depending on the light and when viewed from different angles.

Hublot Big Bang DJ Snake Limited Edition

 

The surface of the parts was also hardened before the iridescent treatment in order to improve its adherence. This operation is a complex one as it is difficult to obtain the same gradation of colour on each of the 100 watches being produced. The cut-outs on the outer edge of the bezel were designed by DJ Snake himself. These notches make the Big Bang DJ Snake immediately recognisable, distinguishing it from other collections.

Hublot Big Bang DJ Snake Limited Edition

On the upper face of the sapphire dial in the same colours as the case, a globe is featured, the signature of the electronic music star. The lower section is skeletonised and treated to create sections with a black fumé finish.

Hublot Big Bang DJ Snake Limited Edition

This semi-transparent finish allows a glimpse of the famous calibre HUB1242 UNICO movement, a flyback chronograph with a power reserve of 72 hours.

Hublot Big Bang DJ Snake Limited Edition

Limited to 100 pieces, the Big Bang DJ Snake will be supplied with two straps which are easily interchangeable thanks to Hublot’s patented One Click system. The first is made from rubber, with a grey, black and purple camouflage pattern echoing the myriad colours reflected by the watch case.

Hublot Big Bang DJ Snake Limited Edition

The second, also rubber, has a black ribbed structure. The clasp on these straps also features the same “Newton’s Rings” effect as the case and bezel.

Technical details

Model: Hublot Big Bang DJ Snake
Reference: 411.NN.0179.RX.DJS21

Edition
Limited to 100 pieces

Case
Iridescent polished and satin-finished titanium
Diameter: 45 mm
Thickness: 15.45 mm
Water resistance: 10 ATM (100 m)

Case-back
Iridescent satin-finished titanium, engraved “LIMITED EDITION”
Sapphire crystal with antireflective treatment

Bezel
Iridescent polished and satin-finished titanium

Dial
Sapphire dial with silver metal counters and printed map of the world in gradations of colour

Movement
Calibre Hublot HUB1242
UNICO Manufacture self-winding
Chronograph Flyback movement with column wheel
Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 Vib/h)
Power reserve: 72 hours
Number of components: 330
Jewels: 38

Straps
Strap 1: Grey/Black/Purple Camouflage rubber strap
Strap 2: Ribbed Black rubber strap
Black PVD titanium and iridescent titanium deployant buckle

Retail price
24’900 CHF/ 25’900 EUR/ 26’200 USD/ 21’700 GBP