In 2020, Hublot unveiled its very own take on an integrated-bracelet sports watch, the aptly named Big Bang Integral. Over the course of last year, Hublot used the new series as one of its many creative outlets, launching a handful of ceramic-cased editions alongside what was likely one of the brand’s most notable watches of the year, ithe Big Bang Integral Tourbillon Full Sapphire, with a tourbillon movement and an impressive, full-sapphire case construction.
To start 2022, Hublot once again leads with the Big Bang Integral, updating the collection with the Big Bang Integral 40mm, named for its downsized 40-mm case diameter. The launch is comprised of a trio of time-and-date watches featuring the familiar case and bracelet design in titanium, yellow gold, or black ceramic, with accompanying dial accents.
The Big Bang Integral’s integrated case-and-bracelet structure, screw-adorned bezel, and skeletonized dial follow in the style pioneered by the watches that preceded it, which have served as Hublot’s very own entry into this very popular and very competitive category of luxury sports watch. While familiar to those predecessors, the new models are distinguished both by their more versatile 40-mm diameters (downsized from the standard chronograph model’s larger-wearing, 42-mm size), their notable use of three different elevated materials, and, of course, the simpler, three-hand dial configuration.
The skeletonized dial offers a front view of the Hublot Caliber HUB1710 that powers the watch and features an outer curved minute ring to border to floating indices and a 6 o’clock date window. A signature, bold Hublot handset sweeps over it all underneath a floating brand logo. The watch’s reliable timekeeping is ensured thanks to the 50-hour power reserve of its automatic movement, which is wound via a skeletonized rotor, and is visible, alongside the rest of the movement’s high-horology finishes, behind a sapphire exhibition caseback.
The Hublot Big Bang Integral 40-mm watches will be available later this year, priced at $17,800 for the titanium edition, $19,900 for the ceramic, and $49,400 for the yellow gold. Both the titanium and gold models will be produced on a non-limited basis, while the ceramic edition will be limited to 250 total pieces.
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