The new Big Bang Sapphire Tourbillon is completely transparent, including the case, dial, strap and tourbillon movement. The crystalline connections disappear to reveal the skeleton mechanics of the tourbillon, for which the cage is held in place by a strip cut from sapphire. Hublot’s innovation and research has once more broken through a glass ceiling in the when it comes to usage of sapphire crystal in watchmaking.
To commemorate the inauguration of the new boutique at Caesar’s Palace Forum Shops at Las Vegas, Hublot Watches India Online Replica launched the Vegas boutique-exclusive Hublot Big Bang Las Vegas Edition timepieces. While there are four unique references, they are all functionally the same watch provided with distinct case materials and diamond configurations.At their heart, these watches are the Hublot Big Bang Chronograph powered by the calibre HUB4100, which can be an automated movement that offers 42h of electricity reserve and beats in 28,800bph. I believe that the HUB4100 is either based off the ETA 2894-2 or is a modified version of it.I’m certain, given the Las Vegas connection and Hublot’s polarizing designs in general, you won’t be surprised when I say that these watches will not be to everybody’s tastes. The first two variants start off with a microblasted black ceramic case, while the other two are a combination of ceramic and anodized aluminum and are set with 212 black diamonds.The bezels on every one of the watches change too, with the easiest being a black porcelain similar to the case and also the more elaborate ones with anywhere between 48 to 114 diamonds set inside them. The most exclusive alternative — restricted to one piece just — comes with the 48 baguette cut diamonds. These watches are ideal for somebody who’s searching for some bling (perhaps to signal that they’ve had a successful run in the tables) and isn’t especially picky regarding legibility. Perhaps it’s the provided press pictures or might just be me, but it seems like legibility wasn’t a vital consideration in the design process.
“Sapphire is hard and fragile at the same time, which opens up an infinite realm of possibilities. In recent years we have managed to industrialise it and to dye it in original colours. We are now going even further to perfect this unique expertise: creating detailed components from sapphire as well as high-tech polycarbonate.”
Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO Hublot
This Big Bang Sapphire Tourbillon forged from sapphire, the hardest and most durable material after diamond, creates absolute transparency. For the first time, its skeleton movement and see-through connections are revealed through ‘invisibility’, where only a few metallic gears sketch out the contours. The sapphire middle, bezel and the back of the case reveal crystal mechanics that seem to float. The dial and its numbers, index and power reserve indicator are all opalescent and flown over by perforated hands.
Big Bang Sapphire Tourbillon © Hublot
This 99-edition manufacture tourbillon represents a breakthrough in the technical and aesthetic use of sapphire. In addition to its 45 mm case, cut from a block of sapphire, the tourbillon strip is designed in the same material, which is almost indestructible. The new Hublot Big Bang Sapphire Tourbillon represents the Art of Fusion between clarity and purity. On the wrist the Big Bang Sapphire Tourbillon appears invisible with a transparent rubber strap, whilst revealing the inner mechanics of the watch.
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