Fitted with a 10-day power reserve the new Hublot Big Bang MECA-10 presented at Baselworld 2016 brings the best from Hublot to the table. With a brand new in-house movement that took two years to fully develop from start to end, this watch is made for all those watch collectors who used to spend hours playing meccano building and dismantling technical constructions and experimenting in the engineering world. The Hublot Big Bang MECA-10 features an atypical architecture with meccano-type design and available in two different models with a 45 mm case diameter. While reference 414.NI.1123.RX comes with a micro-blasted titanium construction, reference 414.CI.1110.RX comes in an 'All Black' limited edition of 500 pieces in polished and micro-blasted black ceramic.
The Dial & Case
An innovative construction with an openworked dial revealing the detailed mechanics of the movement rounds out the skeletonized look of this watch This familiar and atypical design is constructed to create an audacious and original mechanical overlap of its power reserve. The 10-day power reserve indicator located at 6 o'clock is an important eye-catching element int he design of the dial with subsidiary seconds at 9 o'clock.
The movement is fitted with two parallel barrels with a power reserve indicator using a rack system. At 12 o’clock, two racks slide on a 9 o’clock to 3 o’clock axis thanks to a rack and pinion system. The 10-day power reserve has a dual display. At 3 o’clock, an opening gradually reveals a red spot during the last 2 days of the movement’s charge. At 6 o’clock, a crown gear marked from 0 to 10 indicates the remaining days of the power reserve. Perfecting this Meccano style, the regulating organ is visible beneath the dial at 7 o’clock.
This new in-house movement is fully visible via the display case back. The manual wound Hublot in-house calibre HUB1201 is composed of 223 parts, 24 jewels, three blackened bridges and provides a power reserve of 10 full days when fully wound. The watch is water resistant to a 100 meters and supplied with a structured ribbed black rubber strap with titanium or black treated titanium folding buckle.
On the Wrist & Pricing
On the wrist, the Hublot Big Bang MECA-10 wears true to its size and with great wrist presence. For those in love with openworked dials, the new Big Bang MECA-10 brings a great dial layout with uncompromised unobstructed visibility. While the new Hublot Big Bang MECA-10 in titanium is a regular production piece, the 'All Black model' is only available in a limited edition of 500 pieces. The watch is water resistant to a 100 meters and supplied with a structured ribbed black rubber strap with titanium or black treated titanium folding buckle.
Sticker Price $19,900 USD for titanium and $22,000 for All Black Ceramic. For more info on Hublot click here.