Swiss luxury watch brand Hublot continues its exploration of SAXEM – a material often used in satellites and some lasers – allowing the Manufacture to obtain unprecedented translucent colours, of which neon yellow.
SAXEM was developed in the field of satellite technology. This unique material had also been used in 2019 for the Hublot Big Bang MP-11. At the time, the brand had crafted it in emerald green. This time, the manufacture succeeded to generate a brand-new neon yellow colour.
SAXEM stands for “Sapphire Aluminium oXide and rare Earth Mineral”. It is an alloy of aluminium oxide, the basic component of sapphire, with rare earth elements like thulium and holmium as well as chromium. SAXEM is ultra-resistant and endowed with a brilliance that is greater than that of sapphire.
The absence of tension within the material ensures greater stability in terms of shaping, whereas the cubic crystalline structure guarantees the same shade and intensity of colour, regardless of the angle from which the case is viewed.
The fully polished neon yellow SAXEM offers a bold contrast with the bezel’s six H-shaped screws and with the crown, all in polished and microblasted titanium.
The Big Bang Tourbillon Automatic Yellow Neon SAXEM is powered by the HUB6035 self-winding Manufacture calibre with a micro-rotor. Hublot has skeletonised the entire movement. Entirely visible and fully laid bare, even its bridges are made from sapphire.
The tourbillon appears to be suspended in mid-air. Positioned at 6 o’clock and free from any visual clutter, it offers the technical and hypnotic spectacle of a high-precision Haute Horlogerie piece.
The Big Bang Tourbillon Automatic Yellow Neon SAXEM offers a guaranteed 72-hour power reserve.
The Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Automatic Yellow Neon Saxem comes with a neon yellow textured rubber strap, tailor-made for this watch, complete with a titanium deployant buckle and equipped with the One Click system so that it can be changed immediately with no need for tools.
This timepiece will be exclusively available as a limited edition of 50 pieces.
Model: Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Automatic Yellow Neon Saxem
Limited to 50 pieces
Polished and microblasted neon yellow SAXEM with “One Click” system Diameter: 44 mm
Thickness: 14.40 mm
Case-back: Polished neon yellow SAXEM and sapphire crystal with antireflective treatment
Bezel: Polished and micro-blasted neon yellow
Water Resistant: 30 m
HUB6035 Manufacture automatic tourbillon movement
Frequency (Hz): 3 (21’600 A/h)
Power reserve: Approx. 72 hours
Number of components: 282
Lined transparent neon yellow rubber strap
Titanium deployant buckle clasp
Suggested retail price
200’000.00 CHF/ 220’000.00/ EUR 211’000.00/ USD 182’000.00 GBP