Unveiled exclusively at SIAR 2023 luxury watch exhibition in Mexico, the new Hublot Big Bang Unico Titanium Green Ceramic takes on the colour of the cactus, the iconic Mexican desert plant. For the first time, the rubber strap is covered with a layer made from the iconic Mexican plant.
This year’s SIAR (Salón Internacional Alta Relojería) was held in Mexico City from 17–19 October 2023. Limited to just 50 pieces, the new Big Bang created especially for SIAR 2023 is a genuine homage to Mexico.
Firstly, it is the strap that distinguishes this piece: Its rubber core is covered with a second skin of cactus, a first for Hublot.
Plant-based straps are an alternative to leather straps. The cactus strap of the new Big Bang Unico Titanium Green Ceramic is one such alternative. Its durability, colour and performance are equivalent to those of leather, but it is almost infinitely renewable, 100% natural, produced without chemicals and fully traceable.
Cactus skin is non-allergenic, almost scratch-resistant, offers a wide range of finishes and colours and is very soft to the touch. It can be cultivated with almost no water and dyed entirely using organic dyes. These qualities confirm its suitability for watchmaking, as part of an innovative as well as responsible approach.
But this is not the only nod to Mexico. The piece, dressed in a deep, uniform green, is also inspired by the national flag, whose first green stripe represents the nation’s spirit of independence.
Hublot has combined different fields of expertise to create this uniform green. The bezel features a coloured ceramic that matches the natural colours of the strap in a harmonised green colour. The surface is micro-blasted and then polished.
The flange and small-seconds at 3 o’clock are coated with lacquer in perfect harmony with the bezel. Moreover, this new Big Bang is a pure skeleton creation. It reveals the mechanism of its Manufacture calibre Unico (3 days of power reserve). At 6 o’clock, we find the iconic column wheel.
All around the movement, the date disc is embossed with extreme precision so that each day passes through a specially designed cut-out at the heart of the small-seconds without losing any of its geometry or harmony.
The watch comes with a second strap featuring a Velcro® attachment.
Model: Hublot Big Bang Unico Titanium Green Ceramic Limited Edition, Reference 441.NG.5220.NR.MEX23
Satin-finished and polished titanium case
Diameter: 42 mm
Thickness: 14.5 mm
Water resistance: 10 ATM / 100 M
Case-back: Satin-finished Titanium
Bezel: Microblasted and polished green Ceramic
All green Skeleton Dial
Unico Manufacture, Self-Winding
Frequency: 4 Hz (28’800 A/H)
Power reserve (hours): 72
Number of components: 354
First bracelet: green cactus and Titanium Deployant Buckle
Additional bracelet: green Velcro® fastener fabric and Microblasted Black ceramic Sport buckle
Limited to 50 pieces
Suggested retail price