Hublot, an undisputed master of case materials, is presenting a new model made from saxem during the LVMH Watch Week 2024, this time with a green color way. Saxem, short for “Sapphire Aluminium oXide and rare Earth Mineral”, is an alloy of aluminium oxide, the basic component of sapphire, with rare earth elements like thulium and holmium as well as chromium. Highly resistant, this composite is endowed with a brilliance that is even greater than that of sapphire and its more uniform and seamless, according to Hublot. So far, the brand has used it for two previous timepieces, the Spirit of Big Bang Saxem and the Big Bang Tourbillon Automatic Yellow Neon Saxem.
Limited to 100 pieces, the new Big Bang Unico Green Saxem comes in a 42mm case that is water-resistant to 50 meters and equipped with the brand’s One Click strap system. It is a beautiful interpretation of Hublot’s signature manufacture chronograph that is distinguished by its open-worked dial that brings to life the sophisticated mechanics including the date disc. Framed by the bezel with the six signature H-screws, it displays a two-counter layout, with the small seconds at 9 o’clock and the minute counter at 3 o’clock. In line with the color theme, the numerals and hands are likewise green.
Powering the watch is the UNICO 2 caliber HUB1280, the second generation of Hublot’s genuine column-wheel chronograph movement with a flyback function, which is now equipped with a high-performance tungsten oscillating weight. This self-winding high-end caliber boasts a power reserve of 72 hours.
The Hublot Big Bang Unico Green Saxem is attached to a rubber strap and has a price tag of $116,000.
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