Baselworld 2017: 5 New Hublot Watch Models
Baselworld 2017: 5 New Hublot Watch Models
The new 2017 Hublot watches have arrived, and with technical complications, innovative materials, and exciting colors, these watches don’t hold back. Now you can get a sneak peek at the newest Hublot watches before they hit the market.
Techframe Ferrari Tourbillon Chronograph
Hublot and Ferrari partnered to design and create this Techframe Ferrari Tourbillon Chronograph as a way to celebrate Ferrari’s 70th anniversary. Ferrari, inspired by the process of designing a luxury car, drew up the idea for this high-end tourbillon chronograph watch. Hublot then took the idea and crafted a brand new movement and model.
This watch is available in three versions: King Gold, Titanium, and PEEK Carbon. PEEK (Polyether Ether Ketone) Carbon is an extremely durable multi-layer hypo-allergenic material made from long carbon fibers. Because this watch is intended to be a collector’s item, there will only be 70 timepieces of each variation. On the back of each watch is an engraving with “Limited Edition, No. XX/70".
The Techframe Ferrari Tourbillon Chronograph is powered by the new manual-wound HUB6310 calibre with a single-button chronograph and flying tourbillon. This movement includes 253 components and a 5-day power reserve. Buyers can view the movement through the skeleton dial or the sapphire crystal caseback. Unlike other skeleton dials, the time is easily readable because of the use of a black dial.
To reduce the size of the watch and streamline its appearance, Ferrari and Hublot chose to place the crown at 4 o’clock instead of the standard 3 o’clock. The push buttons, located on the same side as the crown, are the signature Ferrari red.
This watch comes with a smooth black rubber strap that’s easily interchangeable. This strap includes a folding clasp in black PVD titanium or King Gold.
Big Bang Unico Sapphire, Now in Color
In 2016, Hublot introduced the Big Bang Unico Sapphire, a translucent watch made entirely from ultra-hard, scratch-resistant sapphire. Although this was not the first all-sapphire watch, Hublot took it one step further with transparent hands, case back, and rubber strap.
Now, Hublot is adding to its sapphire collection with this Big Bang Unico Sapphire. A first of its kind, this watch features a sapphire case in a perfectly uniform color. This feat should not be overlooked because working with sapphire is not the easiest task. According to Hublot, it is difficult to obtain similarly colored sapphires, even when produced simultaneously. Bubbles and cracks also appear in the material, making the watch unusable.
By melting iron with aluminum oxide, Hublot has created an ice blue watch that retains the ultra-hard, completely transparent, and scratch-resistant properties of the original sapphire watch. They’ve also created a red sapphire watch by melting chromium with aluminum oxide. Both the red and blue watches will be available in a limited edition collection of 250 timepieces each.
The blue watch comes with a blue transparent structured-lined strap and titanium deployant clasp; the red watch, a smoked transparent structured-lined strap and black ceramic and black-plated titanium deployant clasp.
As for the movement, these watches are powered by the HUB1242 UNICO manufacture self-winding flyback chronograph movement with column wheel. This movement features 330 components, 38 jewels, and a 72-hour power reserve.
MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis
With the MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis watch, Hublot has created its first multi-axis tourbillon. The bi-axial tourbillon completes a full rotation every minute on the first axis and a full rotation every 30 seconds on the second axis. The tourbillon can be viewed through the large opening at 6 o’clock, and the 3-sided sapphire glass provides maximum visibility of the tourbillon and its double rotation.
At the heart of this new Hublot watch is the HUB9009.H1.RA, a self-winding movement with a 5-day power reserve. This movement includes 356 components and 43 jewels.
On the dial, buyers will find a power reserve indicator at 9 o’clock and a date complication in the center. To make the date complication more user friendly, Hublot has added a date corrector to the left side of the case. The date corrector will move the date forward or back via a up/down winding movement. This complication is useful when traveling and switching between time zones.
The original case design is available in Titanium or King Gold, and both variations include a sapphire caseback. The case is 49mm wide and 17.95mm thick.
Big Bang One Click Italia Independent
The Big Bang One Click Italia Independent shows the feminine side of the Big Bang Unico. By combining velvet, black ceramic, and diamonds, Hublot has added a unique dress watch to their collection.
Perhaps the most interesting element is the velvet. This fabric covers the strap and dial, and it’s available in dark blue, blue, or purple. Although this watch comes in three colors, buyers are not limited to one selection. With the one click system, buyers can quickly and easily swap out the straps to give their watch a new look.
With a polished black ceramic case, 10 diamond indices on the dial, and a diamond-studded bezel, this watch will turn heads. This watch keeps in line with the larger watch trend with its 39mm diameter. On the dial, buyers will notice a date window at 3 o’clock.
As for the movement, this watch runs on the HUB1710 self-winding movement. This movement includes 185 components, 27 jewels, and a 50-hour power reserve. This watch offers a 10 bar water resistance.
Spirit of Big Bang Moonphase
Adding to their Big Bang Moonphase collection, Hublot has created four new models in indigo blue, bold purple, vibrant orange, and bubblegum pink. These colors appear on the strap, quartz dial, sand-blasted moon phase disc, hands, indices, and stone-set bezel, and they’re complemented by a 42mm tonneau case in either titanium or King Gold.
The quartz dial is made from silicon dioxide and aluminum oxide, and it features a moonphase display at 6 o’clock, a small seconds sub-dial at 9 o’clock, and a large date display on a double analogue disc between 12 o’clock and 3 o’clock.
The dial also features the openworked architecture of the HUB1770 hand-wound skeleton movement. This movement includes 228 components, 27 jewels, and a 50-hour power reserve.
Adding a bit more color to the watches, the bezel is set with 48 blue, purple, orange, or pink sapphires. The alligator strap is stitched onto natural black rubber and it matches the vibrant colors chosen for the watch. As mentioned above, buyers can choose between a titanium and King Gold case. This watch also offers a 10 bar water resistance.