First released at Baselworld 2016, this year at Baselworld 2017, Hublot added two new iterations of the Big Bang MECA-10 which is now also available in Magic Gold and in King Gold. Fitted with a 10-day power reserve and a brand new in-house movement that took two years to fully develop from start to end, this watch features an atypical architecture with meccano-type design and also available in micro-blasted titanium and in an 'All Black' limited edition of 500 pieces in polished and micro-blasted black ceramic. The case diameter remains at 45 mm for the new MECA-10 in Magic Gold or in King Gold and the new watches are fitted with the same type of strap as its predecessors.
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 & Price
On the wrist, the Hublot Big Bang MECA-10 in 18K King Gold or Full Magic Gold 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.
Sticker Price $34,600 USD for Full Magic Gold and $39,900 for 18K King Gold. For more info on Hublot click here.