Formerly known as Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), Watches & Wonders is one of the largest gathering in the world for interactions between the manufacturers and everyone else from the industry. Its a perfect platform for brands to showcase their latest novelties. Following the successful launch of its novelties at the 2022 LVMH Watch Week, Hublot is back with the lauch of its flagship products at this years Watches and Wonders, Geneva. Let us look at the four novelties released at the event.
BIG BANG INTEGRAL CERAMIC
First released with an integrated bracelet in 2020, Hublot's latest edition - the Big Bang Integral Ceramic is now available in four colours - Green Ceramic Ref 451.GX.5220.GX, Indigo Blue Ceramic Ref 451.EX.5210.EX, Beige Ceramic Ref 451.CZ.4620.CZ, and Sky Blue Ceramic Ref 451.EX.5129.EX. The latest versions sees the monobloc architecture - where the bracelet is integrated into the case, a single materal used - ceramic. Each colour is available in limited edition of just 250 pieces. The four colours take inspiration from Water, Earth, and Wood.
The 42mm watches come in a polished green, polished blue, polished beige, and polished sky blue ceramic case with a satin finished green, satin finished blue, satin finished beige, and satin finished sky blue ceramic caseback. This mono colour matching colour scheme continues on the bezel and the dial. On the case, the watches come with six visible screws on the case.
The dial on the Big Bang Integral Ceramic collection come with bar shaped hour markers, 60 minute window at 3 o'clock and a small seconds window at 9 o'clock. The transparent see through caseback get the engraving of 'Hublot Big Bang Limited Edition' along with the engraving of the individual number of the watch. Powering the collection is the calibre HUB1280 self winding movement with a 72 hour power reserve and 4Hz frequency. The watches are finished on a satin-finished and polished ceramic bracelet with titanium deployant buckle clasp. The watch comes with a 100metre water resistance.
Big Bang Tourbillon Automatic Purple Sapphire
Limited to just 50 pieces, the Big Bang Tourbillon is the world's first watch to have a completely new colour - translucent purple. The watch is encases in a syntehtic sapphire, the watch gets six visible screws on the case and 4 pair of screws on the case. The dial gets Arabic numerals as the tourbillon sits at 6 o'clock. Thesee through caseback gets the 'Hublot Limited Edition' engraving along with the individual number of the watch.
Powering the watch is the HUB6035 self winding movement with a micro rotor with a 72 hour power reserve and 3Hz frequency. The watch is completed on a purple transparent lined rubber strap. The watch comes with a 30metre water resistance.
Hublot Classic Fusion Orlinski Bracelet
Hublot's association with Orlinski dates back when in in 2017 he sculpted the first watch. Five years after the first watch was revealed, Hublot has released four new versions - two titanium Ref 550.NS.2200.NS.ORL22 and Ref 550.NS.1800.NS.ORL22 and two alternative pave - Ref 550.NS.2200.NS.3804.ORL22 and Ref 550.NS.1800.NS.3804.ORL22. The watches are fitted with an integrated bracelet as the watch comes as a 40mm variant. The case either comes as a titanium dial with six screws in either a black dial or a silver dial.
The other variant is a full 54 set diamond layout on the bezel, this variant also comes in two dial options of black or silver. The collection comes with bar shaped hour markers as Hublot logo sits in between the dial. The caseback is made in polished titanium. Powering the watch is the HUB1100 self winding movement with 42 hours of power reserve and 4Hz frequency. The watches come with a 50metre water resistance.
Square Bang Unico
At the 2020 Watches and Wonders, Hublot has showcased its own version of a square-shaped watch. Presenting the Hublot Square Bang Unico, the collection is available in five variations – Ref 821.CX.0140.RX is an all back collector’s version limited to 250 pieces, Ref 821.NM.0170.RX is a titanium ceramic, Ref 821.NX.0170.RX is a standalone titanium version, Ref 821.OM.0180.RX is the King Gold Ceramic version and Ref 821.OX.0180.RX is a standalone King Gold.
In these five 42mm models come on a satin black ceramic case that gives it a water resistance of 100metres. The watch gets 6 screws on the case, accompanied by 4 pair of screws on the bezel. The watch gets a column wheel at 6 o’clock, with a seconds window at 9 o’clock and a minute window at 9 o’clock. On the dial, the watch gets dual bar shaped hour markers.
The caseback of the all black limited edition gets ‘Limited Edition’, ‘Square Bang’ engraving with the individual watch number along with a black micro rotor with four visible screws. The caseback and bezel of other variants gets polished black ceramic, polished titanium or polished King Gold with satin finishing. Powering the watch is the Unico Manufacture, self-winding movement giving 72 hours of power reserve and 4Hz frequency. The watches are completed on a black decorated rubber, black ceramic strap and black titanium deployant buckle, satin-finished titanium deployant strap with buckle, and a King Gold and black titanium deployant buckle