Rainbow-set watches have turned into a thing for a couple of years now. The new Big Bang Unico Rainbow King Gold is Hublot’s approach for what has turned into a very desirable type of wristwatch lately. First it was Rolex, then Audemars Piguet and now Hublot. The Big Bang Rainbow unlike the other brand’s predecessors, has gone above and beyond into integrating the rainbow setting even into different parts of the dial. Embellishing a timepiece by adding gems has always been around but never to this extent. Set with no less than 436 colored stones, the Hublot Big Bang Unico Rainbow King Gold includes rubies, pink sapphires, amethysts, blue sapphires, blue topazes, tsavorites, yellow sapphires and even orange sapphires.
Going beyond other brands, Hublot presents what we like to call a horological multifaceted wrist sculpture. The new Big Bang Sang Bleu II has gone above and beyond when it comes to the design of its case. A complex combination of satin-brushed finishes and highly polished chamfers throughout the case, the Hublot Big Bang Unico Sang Bleu II is not necessarily the best watch to tell time but a fantastic object of desire to adorn your wrist. Designed in collaboration with tattoo studio Sang Bleu London —now also present in Zurich, Switzerland— and their creative director Maxime Plescia-Buchi, the second collaboration of this partnership is pure fire. Located in the heart of London’s East End, the Sang Bleu Tattoo Studio is the home to a wide array of tattoo artists as well as world renowned guest artists.
Insider: Hublot Big Bang Scuderia Ferrari 90th Anniversary. A 90-Piece Limited Edition for Each Model.
Another trio of good looking Ferrari watches released by Hublot this year. Even though the new Hublot Classic Fusion Ferrari GT was our real favorite this year at Baselworld 2019, the new Hublot Big Bang Scuderia Ferrari 90th Anniversary is not bad looking either. Available in platinum, 3D Carbon or Sapphire, this new watch celebrates the 90th anniversary of the Scuderia Ferrari racing team. Equipped with unique looking straps in either Nomex, Kevlar or Calf, all straps feature grey contrast stitching. For those of you not familiar with Nomex, this is a variant of aramid materials like Kevlar. While not as sturdy as Kevlar, Nomex has excellent thermal, chemical, and radiation resistance for a polymer material.
One of our favorite releases this year came from Hublot with the new Classic Fusion Ferrari GT. With a completely new case construction where the middle is suspended inside an outer caseband structure that holds the strap and the pushers for the chronograph, this new watch has a slight resemblance of the old Porsche Design ref. 3510 by IWC from the mid 80s. And this is not a bad thing. The new Hublot Classic Fusion Ferrari GT has a lot of substance as well as forward thinking design that brings the automotive world into the equation.
Insider: Hublot Classic Fusion AeroFusion Chronograph Orlinski Mexico. A 30-Piece Limited Edition in Green Ceramic.
After the huge success of the first round of Hublot watches in partnership with sculptor Richard Orlinski watches released last year, comes the new Hublot Classic Fusion AeroFusion Chronograph Orlinski Mexico ref. 525.GX.0179.RX.ORL18 in a limited edition of 30 pieces in micro-blasted green ceramic. Like a mini sculpture created by Orlinski himself, the Classic Fusion AeroFusion Chronograph Orlinski Mexico features the same case construction as its Hublot-Orlinski predecessors with a polygonal case with 12 facets that resembles the capricious angles on Orlinski’s sculptures using a three-dimensional cambering technique.
Last year, Hublot landed in Ibiza, an island measuring 41 km north to south and 15 km west to east. Known worldwide as Eivissa, this island is famous for its wonderful beaches, crystal-clear waters and famous EDM nightclubs that attract thousands of travelers during the summer season. Ibiza has a bold, innovative free spirit and shares the same values as Hublot: continuous search for the new, always maintaining its origins and respect for tradition. There could be no better place to present the Hublot Classic Fusion AeroFusion Chronograph Special Edition Ibiza than the Ushuaia Tower, a place for fashion and the undisputed hub of the island.
Today is the day when the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 kicks-off and hopefully by now you have already filled your quiniela guessing who will take the cup home. Soccer is not only revered as the king of all sports and the most played sport in the world, but it is also one of the sports for which Hublot has released the largest number of limited editions. As the official timekeeper for the world cup, Hublot has released the new Big Bang Referee FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 in a limited edition of 2,018 pieces.
Insider: Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire Galaxy. Two Unisex Watches with a lot of Color and a lot of Bang.
After the huge success of the Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire Rainbow, two new watches draw their inspiration from it and make an entrance with a strong punch. The new Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire Galaxy in black and clear sapphire feature bezels set with 48 amethysts and sapphires. With a nice gradient between the 48 stones —but nowhere near to the gradient achieved by Rolex for their Rainbow Daytona—, the color of the stones goes all the way from purple to red in a gradient that includes shades of light blue, violet and bright pink in between.
As an addition to the three other Hublot MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis watches released a year ago, the new Hublot MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis is now also available in 3D Carbon. With a very unique design offering unique visibility and an all new case design, the MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis 3D Carbon is powered by an in-house calibre that pushes the boundaries in terms of multi-axis tourbillons.
Baselworld 2018: Hublot Big Bang MP-11 3D Carbon & Hublot Big Bang MP-11 Sapphire. Hands-on with the 200-Piece Limited Edition 16-Day Power Reserve Timepiece.
Continuing with our coverage of all the novelties from Baselworld 2018, we now bring you two incredible watches from Hublot, the alchemist of high tech materials. The new Hublot Big Bang MP-11 in 3D carbon ref. 911.QD.0123.RX and Big Bang MP-11 Sapphire ref. 911.JX.0102.RW are available in a limited edition of 200 pieces each and are equipped with 7 series-coupled barrels providing 2 weeks of power reserve.
Baselworld 2018: Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Berluti Scritto Ocean Blue and Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Berluti Scritto Bordeaux. Live Pictures & Pricing.
Another big release from Hublot at Baselworld 2018 and the result of a collaboration we absolutely loved since its introduction in 2016 —you can read about them here. This year, the Hublot Classic Fusion Berluti lineup just got even better with two new chronographs that clearly enrich this collaboration between the Parisian shoemaker and the watchmaker from Nyon. The first watch sports a titanium case and a gorgeous ocean blue dial, while the second one comes in 18K king gold with a burgundy red dial the evokes the color of wine.
Another home run year for Hublot at Baselworld. This Baselworld 2018 Hublot has continued to extend the Big Bang Unico 45 mm collection with four incredible and very unique looking timepieces, one of them and a big favorite for us at WCL this year is the new Hublot Big Bang Unico Red Magic ref. 411.CF.8513.RX. Featuring an ultra glossy polished red ceramic case that is an extremely difficult material to machine, this new Hublot is as sexy as it gets. In a bright red color almost the same hue as the red used by the famous 'red soles' from Christian Louboutin, this is the perfect unisex timepiece and a watch perfectly suited for those that are not shy and live life to the max, because at the end of the day you only live once.
Hublot and Depeche Mode have been partners since 2010 and have supported Charity: Water on three other occasions since 2013. The Hublot Big Bang Unico Depeche Mode in a limited edition of 250 pieces is one of the most unique looking watches released in partnership with this iconic post-modern era band to celebrate their latest album 'Spirit'. Sporting a knurled and polished black ceramic case measuring 45 mm in diameter, the dial is reminiscent of the very first model produced between Hublot and Depeche Mode.
Insider: Hublot Classic Fusion Vendôme Collection. Fitted with a Bronze Dial with 'Verdigris' in a 100-Piece Limited Edition.
As a tribute to the eponymous square in Paris, the 'Place Vendôme' comes the Hublot Classic Fusion Vendôme Collection. Exclusively sold at the Hublot Boutique in Paris situated right across the famous Vendôme column, this Classic Fusion Vendôme features a special Hublot logo at 12 o'clock where the stylized H has been tweaked to feature the Vendôme column on the right part of the letter 'H'. Fitted with a 45 mm case in titanium the watch is somewhat vintage looking and very interesting.
Insider: Hublot Classic Fusion Chrono Aero Carbon 'Best Buddies' Limited Edition. With a Good Cause Behind it.
You guys know we are not big fans of the Classic Fusion collection from Hublot; however, this particular watch comes with two things that we really like. The first one, a very good cause behind it and the second one, a spectacular brushed carbon fiber case. The Hublot Classic Fusion Chrono Aero Carbon 'Best Buddies' Limited Edition ref. 525.QX.1799.QR.BBE15 was created as a 100-piece limited edition to support 'Best Buddies International', a nonprofit dedicated to creating opportunities for friendship, employment and leadership training for people with IDD —intellectual and developmental disabilities. This partnership is not surprising at all, as Tom Brady —New England Patriots Quarterback and Best Buddies Global Ambassador— is a huge watchlifestyler and up until now, he had been a well-known friend of Audemars Piguet. However, after this partnership between Hublot and 'Best Buddies International', any chances Brady could've had to work more closely with AP are now long gone.
Releasing limited edition after limited edition is not an easy thing and Hublot just released the new Big Bang Calaveras Patrias right on time for 'Dia de los Muertos' —Day of the Dead. Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico to celebrate those that have left life before us. A widely spread holiday that is now even celebrated by many here in the U.S. and that was perfectly showcased during the opening scenes of James Bond Spectre.
Insider: Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire Usain Bolt Victory Set. The Newest Watch with a Seconds Hand in the Shape of a Lightning Bolt.
On August 12th, 2017, the greatest sprinter of all time hung up his running shoes. Usain Bolt finished his career after taking part in the World Athletics Championships in London for the last time after conquering 11 World Championship titles and 8 Olympic medals. The ninth watch within the Big Bang Unico collections made out of sapphire is the new Hublot Big Bang Sapphire Chronograph Unico Limited Edition Usain Bolt Victory Set that was just released last week at the SIAR 2017 in Mexico City.
Insider: Hublot Big Bang Unico GMT Titanium and Big Bang Unico GMT Carbon Fiber. Hands-on with a Very Practical GMT Watch.
Without a doubt one of the coolest looking GMT watches out there is the relatively new Hublot Big Bang Unico GMT. With its robust 45 mm case in either titanium ref. 471.NX.7112.RX or
carbon fiber ref. 471.QX.7127.RX, the Big Bang Unico GMT features a graduated bezel with its signature H-shaped titanium screws and a skeletonized home time arrow-shaped hand that allows the wearer keep track of a second time zone.
Last week, we hosted a special evening with a select group of watch collectors at the Hublot Boutique in Dallas, to spend some time with the newly released Hublot Techframe Ferrari 70 years Tourbillon Chronograph in titanium —which we reviewed here— and to learn more about watchmaking as some of our signature Negronis were served. At this intimate gathering, watch collectors were not only able to peruse the prototype of this new watch released at Baselworld 2017 but they were also able to experience first hand what disassembling an assembling a timepiece entails.
Insider: Hublot MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis. Hands-on with the 20-Piece Latest and Greatest Manufacture Piece from Hublot.
Earlier this year, Hublot released the MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis in three different versions. This new watch joins all the other haute horlogerie MP creations as Hublot's first multi-axis tourbillon. With a very unique design offering unique visibility and an all new case design, the MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis is powered by an in-house calibre that pushes the boundaries in terms of multi-axis tourbillons.