Expanding our Father’s Day watch guide, we present here two additional fine timepieces by Hublot in honour of the king of our hearts.
BIG BANG MECA-10 KING GOLD
The new Hublot Manufacture calibre – the HUB1201, whose innovative construction reveals its entire original interlocking power reserve on the dial side – sees its mechanism housed in a 45mm case made of 18k King Gold, bringing together the very best of mechanics, innovation and materials. The material boasts a striking blush redder than the traditional 5N red gold. To achieve this, the metallurgists at Hublot increased the percentage of copper and added platinum in order to stabilise the colour over the years and neutralise oxidation. Meanwhile, the skeleton dial reveals the mechanics of the movement, an innovative Meccano-inspired construction approach and the unusual architecture of its rack-driven 10-day power reserve. The manually wound skeleton mechanism displays the regulating organ at 7 o’clock, paired with small seconds. Fitted with a sporty black rubber strap, the unique and atypical Big Bang MECA-10 combines the best of mechanics and Hublot’s own brand of innovation.
SPIRIT OF BIG BANG KING GOLD
An evolution of the Big Bang, this beauty comprises all the familiar elements of the traditional Big Bang, but in the shape of a barrel, with a larger wrist-presence and a more prominent showcase of Hublot’s expert craftsmanship and the watch’s inner workings, not to mention legibility, thanks to the sizeable dimensions of 51x45mm. Rather than coming off as loud, the tonneau-shaped watch is designed with sleek, subtle, ergonomic curves, offering a comfortable fit and a more elegant appeal. Like the MECA-10, the watch is encased in 18k King Gold; powered by a self-winding skeleton chronograph movement with up to 50 hours of power reserve, it comes in a brown alligator strap on black rubber.
In the advent of Raya, Hublot also brings you two watches featuring the colour of the festival.
SPIRIT OF BIG BANG ALL BLACK GREEN
One of four versions of the Spirit of Big Bang All Black (the others being red, yellow and orange), this eye-catching timepiece is perfect for Raya as the colour green has come to symbolise the Islamic concept of paradise. In a micro-blasted black ceramic and black PVD case, green marks the time from the indexes to the hands—minutes at 3 o’clock, hours at 6 o’clock and seconds at 9 o’clock—passing by the date at four-thirty, and dresses the strap in alligator leather sewn onto natural rubber. For its motorisation, the Spirit of Big Bang All Black is equipped with the HUB4700 automatic winding skeleton movement, an entirely ‘Hublotised’ motor in its architecture and its finishing that conserves the major assets of the mythical basic movement from which it comes—the Zenith El Primero calibre, namely the most precise chronograph in the world.
BIG BANG BRODERIE SUGAR SKULL FLUO
For the ladies, this floral design with neon green accent, limited to just 100 pieces, makes for a vibrant Raya accessory. The Big Bang Broderie Sugar Skull Fluo presents a look back on traditional materials in an original, modern way – specifically the Bischoff embroidery from St Gallen. This ancestral craft has travelled across the globe and is entrenched within the world of fashion. In order to move embroidery away from its traditional applications and challenge its identity, Hublot naturally turned to the magician of Swiss embroidery: Bischoff. There, the master artisans created specially commissioned fluorescent embroidery on silk organza delicately embroidered with floral arabesque motifs and subtly revealing the ‘skull’ design that will adorn the dial. This eye-catching fluorescent lace contrasts against the black ceramic, adding depth to the watch’s original design. Its 41mm case reveals ‘skull’ motif embroidery in electric shades, enhanced by 12 coloured gemstones – blue, yellow, or pink sapphires or tsavorites, each adhering to one of the four colour accents the watch is produced with – and a strap embroidered with a bright applique.