Watch and Wonders 2023: Hublot writes a new chapter of innovative watchmaking

Hublot launches a range of masterpieces embodying the disruptive and 'Art of Fusion' spirit of the brand.
Swiss watch brand Hublot is well-known for its 'Art of Fusion' and innovation when it comes to watchmaking. Read on to learn more about their new reveals, starting with the launch of a new movement. 

The highlight: Hublot MP – 13 Tourbillon Bi-Axis 
Hublot takes it away with the new MP–13 Tourbillon Bi-Axis, a new 100% Hublot manufacture complication combining a double-axis tourbillon with a dual retrograde display. The 13th MP movement by the brand comes housed in a 44mm titanium-brushed case that sits on a black rubber strap and is limited to 50 special pieces. The skeletonized and suspended tourbillon features two axes placed at the 6 o’clock position on the dial. It boasts of a four-day power reserve that is also on display at 11 o’clock. The movement features, for the first time, a bi-retrograde movement for both hours and minutes ensuring that the display can be read from left to right and set using the crown at 3 o’clock. 

Big Bang Integrated Tourbillon Full Carbon
One of the brand's pillars, the Big Bang collection welcomes the new Big Bang Integrated Tourbillon Full Carbon limited edition to the family. The timepiece fuses two complications at the heart of the watch: The tourbillon and the micro-rotor. Made 100% in the Hublot manufacture, the HUB6035 Manufacture Calibre is made of carbon fiber and Texalium and can be viewed through the open-worked design of the back plate. 

The 43mm Big Bang Integrated Tourbillon Full Carbon comes encased in Texalium, another new fusion of materials combining a fiberglass core with a thin top layer of aluminum. The piece sits on one of the lightest straps in the watch market today weighing a mere 26 grams. Each link of the strap is individually developed using Texalium and carbon fiber and assembled in-house. The Big Bang Integrated Tourbillon Full Carbon is limited to 50 pieces. 

Hublot Big Bang Integrated Tourbillon Full Carbon

Classic Fusion Chronograph Orlinski 
Six years and four models later, Hublot continues its association with the French contemporary artist and Hublot Ambassador, Richard Orlinski, and launches the new Classic Fusion Chronograph Orlinski. 

The 41mm is available in two variations: One with the iconic black natural rubber strap and the second version continues the three-dimensional silhouette along the entire piece. Both watches are made of micro-blasted titanium and are available in the signature dodecagonal shape where the bezel transforms into a polygon. The Classic Fusion Chronograph Orlinski watches are equipped with the HUB1153 automatic chronograph movement at their heart offering a power reserve of 42 years. 
Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Orlinski

Square Bang Unico
Last year saw the unveiling of the bold and new Square Bang Unico. This year, Hublot reveals the collection in three special limited-edition timepieces made of sapphire and ceramic. Available in a limited run of 250 pieces, the exclusive Square Bang Unico Sapphire comes equipped with the in-house manufactured HUB1280 Unico movement that includes an automatic column-wheel flyback chronograph. It offers a 72-hour power reserve and can be admired through the open-worked sapphire crystal case.
The ceramic design, featuring the same movement, is available in two editions: Square Bang Unico, in white and black. Both models come fitted with a rubber strap and a titanium deployant buckle clasp using the brand’s One Click interchangeable system.

Hublot Square Bang Unico Ceramic

Hublot Square Bang Unico Sapphire

Square Bang Unico Diamonds
Launched last year at W&W 2022, Hublot's new Square Bang Unico collection welcomes an exclusive set of eight timepieces in white gold, titanium, and King Gold, with four setting levels of diamonds. 
The first level starts at the bezel set with 44 diamonds of 1.9 carats. 
The second level is a more jewelled version of the case paved with 138 white diamonds of 3.3 carats. 
Hublot Square Bang Unico Diamonds & Pavé

The third level moves toward a jewellery piece with a more rich diamond setting. The bezel is draped in 50 baguette diamonds with the case set in 94 diamonds bringing the models to well over 4 carats. 
Square Bang Unico Jewellery

The fourth level, the high jewellery level, is set in 285 total diamonds on the case, the dial, hour markers, case flange, and time counters, as well as the iconic protective lugs of the Big Bang case, the push-piece on the interchangeable strap and the folding clasp. 
Hublot Square Bang Unico High Jewellery

The brushed titanium version offers a stunning contrast of monochrome against brilliant diamonds. 
The King Gold brings a rich aesthetic with the gold case contrasting with the black rubber strap, set in diamonds. 

Hublot and Takashi Murakami launch 13 unique watches and NFTs
The iconic smiling flower is significant to Japanese artist Takashi Murakami's work who, in his fourth joint project with Hublot, introduces thirteen new NFTs and thirteen unique timepieces at Watches and Wonders 2023. 
Takashi Murakami

Inspired by Japanese video games and TV from the 1970s, the Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami All Black models include the lucky number 13, Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami Black Ceramic Rainbow that forms 12 petals of the flower with a perfect gradient of rubies, sapphires, amethysts, tsavorites, and topaz - bringing a striking contrast against the 45mm black ceramic case. 
The remaining 12 models each represent one of the petals from the master flower. 
Hublot Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami

The novelties are equipped with the manufacture caliber set in the emblematic Classic Fusion design - a unique movement that offers a 72-hour power reserve.
Hublot Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami

Big Bang Integrated Blue Sapphire
Hublot's Big Bang Integrated Blue Sapphire comes in a 43mm polished blue sapphire crystal case coated with an anti-reflective treatment. 
The model is equipped with the manufacture automatic tourbillon movement MHUB6035 and features a 22K white gold skeleton Hublot logo at 12 o 'clock. It offers a 72-hour power reserve. 
Hublot Big Bang Integrated Blue Sapphire

Big Bang Unico High Jewellery King Gold Rainbow
The 44mm Big Bang Unico High Jewellery King Gold Rainbow timepiece by Hublot comes with a polished 18K King Gold case that is set with 124 baguette-cut coloured gemstones: rubies, pink sapphires, blue topaz, tsavorites, yellow, and orange sapphires. 
The 18K King Gold bezel comes set with 108 baguette-set coloured gemstones while the 18K Gold 5N dial is set with 62 baguette-cut coloured gemstones. 
Hublot Big Bang Unico Integrated High Jewellery King Gold Rainbow

The watch is equipped with UNICO 2 manufacture self-winding chronograph flyback movement with a column wheel that offers a 72-hour power reserve. It sits on a multicoloured alligator strap with an 18K King Gold and black-plated titanium deployant buckle. 

Spirit of Big Bang Yellow Magic
Hublot's latest yellow magic - the Spirit of Big Bang Yellow Magic model - is a 42mm polished yellow ceramic timepiece coated with anti-reflective sapphire. 
It comes equipped with the self-winding skeleton chronograph movement MHUB4700 with the calendar display between 4 and 5 o'clock. The novelty offers a power reserve of 50 hours and comes with both black and yellow structured lined rubber straps with a black ceramic and black-plated titanium deployant buckle clasp. 
Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Yellow Magic

Spirit of Big Bang 32mm
Hublot reveals the Spirit of Big Bang 32mm in eight new models - four each in stainless steel and King Gold cases. All models come in two matte black and matte white dial versions of each case material. 
Hublot Spirit of Big Bang 32mm

The cases are set with 96 pavé diamonds and are equipped with the self-winding MHUB1120 movement that displays a date window at 6 o'clock on the dial. The models house a power reserve of 40 hours and come on two strap options of black and white structured lined rubber straps respectively. 
Hublot Spirit of Big Bang 32mm

Big Bang Unico Golf Sky Blue
The Big Bang Unico Golf is a 45mm carbon fiber and sky blue Texalium watch with a matte black skeleton dial. It is equipped with the UNICO manufacture self-winding MHUB1580 movement with a golf function that offers a 72-hour power reserve. 
The novelty is available in two strap options: black rubber with carbon fiber and sky blue calf leather straps. It is limited to 100 pieces. 
Hublot Big Bang Unico Golf Sky Blue

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