HUBLOT BIG BANG UNICO SANG BLEU II

Hublot has expanded its Sang Bleu collection with three new iterations of the Big Bang Sang Bleu II watches in limited editions. To mark their 7th year of collaboration, Maxime Plescia-Buchi chose to apply his ink to two iconic materials born from the Hublot Art of Fusion – Magic Gold and ceramic.

The artistic collaboration between Hublot & Maxime Plescia-Buchi dates back to 2016. The watches are infused with tattoo art. In 2019, with the Sang Bleu II, the tattoo/watchmaking collaboration found its “full-body” expression, with Maxime Plescia-Buchi’s geometric patterns featured across the entire case, the hexagonal bezel, the sapphire crystal, the hands and the strap.

In this new edition, the brand makes uses of two innovative materials known for their scratch-resistance: Magic Gold and Ceramic. Unique, developed and patented by Hublot, Magic Gold is the first and only scratch-resistant 18-karat gold alloy in the world.

HUBLOT BIG BANG UNICO SANG BLEU II

With a hardness of 1500 Vickers, the innovative Ceramic material developed by Hublot is more scratch-resistant than traditional ceramic (1200 Vickers).

Maxime Plescia-Buchi employs three-dimensional geometry that incorporates expert use of relief and depth effects. The material itself is polished, satin-finished, sliced, carved, bevelled and faceted, featuring alternating and superimposed hexagons, rhombuses and triangles in perfect visual harmony.

The new models feature a 45 mm diameter case made of Magic Gold or Ceramic. The master tattoo artist’s designs alternate and are superimposed on the case and bezel, with the mechanism-/disc-hands taking the form of a geometric tattoo that extends to the rubber strap.

The HUB1240 manufacture self-winding Unico chronograph movement is visible beneath a skeleton dial and a transparent case back. The sales quantity is limited to 100 pieces for the Magic Gold version, 250 for the Black Magic in full black ceramic and 200 for the Green Ceramic.

Technical details

Model: BIG BANG UNICO SANG BLEU II

Versions
Reference 418.MX.1103.RX.MXM22: Magic Gold version, Limited to 100 pieces
Reference 418.CX.1107.RX.MXM22: Black Magic version, Limited to 250 pieces
Reference 418.GX.5207.RX.MXM22: Green ceramic version, Limited to 200 pieces

Case
Magic Gold version: Polished 18K Magic Gold
Black Magic version: Satin-finished and polished Black Magic
Green ceramic version: Satin-finished and polished green ceramic
Diameter: 45 mm Thickness: 16.50 mm
Water resistance: 10 ATM (100 m)

Case-back
Magic Gold version: Satin-finished and engraved black ceramic and sapphire crystal
Black Magic version: Satin-finished and engraved black ceramic and sapphire crystal
Green ceramic version: Satin-finished and engraved green ceramic and sapphire crystal

Bezel
Magic Gold version: Polished 18K Magic Gold
Black Magic version: Satin-finished and polished Black Magic
Green ceramic version: Satin-finished and polished green ceramic

Dials
Magic Gold version: Matte black skeleton
Black Magic version: Matte black skeleton
Green ceramic version: Matte green skeleton

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

Straps
Magic Gold: Black rubber strap with Sang Bleu deployant buckle clasp in black ceramic
Black Magic: Black rubber strap with Sang Bleu deployant buckle clasp in black ceramic
Green ceramic: Green rubber strap with Sang Bleu deployant buckle clasp in black ceramic

Retail price
Magic Gold version: 39’900.00 CHF/ 41’400.00 EUR/ 42’000.00 USD/ 34’800.00 GBP
Black Magic version: 25’900.00 CHF/ 26’900.00 EUR/ 27’300.00 USD/ 22’600.00 GBP
Green ceramic version: 25’900.00 CHF/ 26’900.00 EUR/ 27’300.00 USD/ 22’600.00 GBP