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- 10/26/12--05:21: _The Hublot Big Bang...
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- 11/23/12--06:04: _One Million $ Black...
- 01/29/13--20:49: _Hublot “Arturo Fue...
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- 04/03/13--00:33: _“Hublot Chukker Ban...
- 05/10/13--00:15: _An Engine on the Wr...
- 05/21/13--01:57: _Big Bang Unico: The...
- 06/05/13--01:26: _MP-07 Antikythera: ...
- 06/05/13--12:07: _Magic Red: The worl...
- 06/24/13--03:12: _Hands On with the M...
- 06/30/13--23:22: _Hands-on with the D...
- 07/05/13--00:40: _The Hublot Atelier ...
- 08/07/13--05:14: _Limited Editions an...
- 08/13/13--07:02: _A closer look at th...
- 08/20/13--07:56: _Hands On with the K...
- 09/04/13--03:08: _King Power UNICO Bl...
- 08/13/12--08:10: Hands-On Review of the King Power Red Devil
- 09/05/12--08:00: Hublot King Power Unico All Black by Boris Pjanic
- 10/15/12--07:27: The Invisible visibility of the “One Million $ Big Bang”
- 10/26/12--05:21: The Hublot Big Bang Chrono Tourbillon Ferrari
- 11/07/12--06:16: The Hublot Classic Quartz from the 90′s
- 11/23/12--06:04: One Million $ Black Caviar
- 01/29/13--20:49: Hublot “Arturo Fuente” by Mina Goldsmith
- 03/20/13--04:20: Hublot and Depeche Mode Team Up for charity: water by Kyle Stults
- 04/03/13--00:33: “Hublot Chukker Bang, chukka chukka Chukker!” by Boris Pjanic
- 05/10/13--00:15: An Engine on the Wrist: MP-05 LaFerrari
- 05/21/13--01:57: Big Bang Unico: The One we’ve Been Waiting For
- 06/05/13--01:26: MP-07 Antikythera: The Next Chapter
- 06/05/13--12:07: Magic Red: The world first bright red ceramic
- 06/24/13--03:12: Hands On with the MP-06 Senna
- 06/30/13--23:22: Hands-on with the Depeche Mode Big Bang
- 07/05/13--00:40: The Hublot Atelier Watch: a Cure for the Itch
- 08/07/13--05:14: Limited Editions and Why We Need Them
- 08/13/13--07:02: A closer look at the Hublot King Power Usain Bolt
- 08/20/13--07:56: Hands On with the King Power Unico King Cash
- 09/04/13--03:08: King Power UNICO Black Magic
Hublot is not making a Red Devil timepiece for the first time. But the latest Red Devil timepiece is as unique and characteristic as it gets. While the last Red Devil came in the classic fusion case, the new case is fitting a normal wrist despite its hefty 48mm size. The microblasted black ceramic case and bezel are complemented with the Red Devil logo on the dial and houses a self winding HUB 4245 movement with chronograph function providing approximately 42 hours of power reserve. When I saw the Red Devil for the first time, I thought, oh my god, [...]
The year 2010 has a special meaning for Hublot.It was the year when the first Hublot designed and manufactured movement was born. The HUB 1240 Unico movement is an automatic flyback movement. The flyback chronograph allows to reset the chronograph seconds to zero without stopping the seconds hand. Instead, the seconds hand shoots back to noon (zero) and immediately starts running again. In the past, this has been a very challenging mechanical function in any chronograph movement. While many people still have Hublot on their minds as a watchmaker who makes Quartz powered movements for their watches, Hublot integrated a watch manufacture into their [...]
The setting is spirited away as if by magic, the diamonds sparkle in all their glory without a claw to be seen. They have been shaped by a mysterious hand that leaves no hint of the device used to secure them. The Big Bang One Million $ 38 mm is an exceptional piece featuring a total of 880 baguette diamonds, adding up to more than 48 carats. Equipped with the mechanical self-winding caliber HUB1110, it is made from white gold individually crafted by master stone-setters using the complex “invisible set” technique which magnifies the brilliance of the diamonds. This exceptional [...]
As an ultra-exclusive symbol of the long-term partnership, on nvember 2011 Hublot was proud to unveil the first genuine Ferrari-stamped Hublot watch: A pure collectors’ item which will be produced in a series of just 20, in reference to the 20th anniversary of the first Ferrari in China. It was also a sort of special preview – in exclusivity in China – for the new Ferrari-stamped watch series that has been unveiled by Hublot at the 2012 Basel Fair. The named Big Bang Chrono Tourbillon Ferrari is a timepiece with a sophisticated mechanism chosen especially for the occasion, a single [...]
One of these fabulous classic watches came at the Manufacture for a Service. It’s nothing to say that this Quartz model is eye catching as well elegant for Gents and basically one of the first Hublot. In 1980, Hublot took the world of watchmaking by surprise when it created for the first-time ever, a watch with a precious metal case held by a natural rubber strap. This would mark the birth of the “Fusion” concept. The porthole-shaped case with its combination of polished and brushed gold the inimitable bracelet in natural black rubber became the symbol of Hublot watches. The [...]
It’s a world “first”, and a technological and artistic achievement. The dream of combining key Hublot concepts – invisible visibility, “All Black”, watchmaking tradition and state-of-the-art technology – has become reality thanks to the creativity, the ingenuity and a touch of the “crazy” which spurred on its designers to create such a masterpiece. The high level of micro-mechanic sophistication, combined with the dexterity of the human hand, has resulted in the One Million $ Black Caviar Bang. Its setting is very complex. The difficulty resides in the unusual lines of the Big Bang case – round but with sharp angles. [...]
You might not expect to find me at the Grand Havana Room. After all, a private cigar club is not the usual place for a woman. I must admit I do appreciate a fine cigar every now and then. Yes, I really do. However, the reason for my visit was Hublot’s New York unveiling of the King Power “Arturo Fuente” timepiece. The Grand Havana Room is as you might imagine: men puffing on fine cigars in comfy lounge chairs, drinks in hand. Before even entering the club, you get a welcoming whiff of cigar smoke. Some don’t like the smell, [...]
Yesterday in Berlin, Hublot and mega-successful band Depeche Mode (100+ million albums sold!) announced a special partnership to benefit charity: water, a non-profit bringing safe drinking water to the developing world. They will do this through increased awareness of the cause as well as through the sale of 250 special Big Bang “Depeche Mode” watches, proceeds of which will go to support charity: water. The watch is certainly a distinctive design — its appeal to Depeche Mode fans is not hard to see. More importantly, let’s keep in mind that each of these 250 watches are for a good cause. While I [...]
Hublot introduced an amazing version of the Big Bang in 2011 called the Chukker Bang. This watch possesses one distinction compared to other Big Bangs. It has an additional grille in front covering parts of the dial and emphasizing the dial setup. I find this an interesting idea and wonder where it is coming from? What was the inspiration for such an implementation? The Chukker Bang was designed and inspired by the beautiful game of polo in mind. Since Hublot is the main sponsor of the Polo Gold Cup Gstaad in Switzerland, this was probably bound to happen to develop [...]
A car like LaFerrari deserves a watch worthy of its namesake. After taking the watch world by storm at last year’s Baselworld with the Big Bang Ferrari in Hublot’s own patented scratch-proof gold alloy “Magic Gold”, Hublot were bound to raise the bar even higher this year. With the recent unveiling of the Ferrari’s Enzo-successor “LaFerrari” at the Geneva Motor Show, the pressure was on for Hublot to deliver something just as exceptional. Just as I would have expected from Hublot, The MP-05 LaFerrari did not disappoint. Before I get into the watch, let me just state that in Ferrari’s [...]
This is it, the piece every Hublotista has been asking for since Hublot’s in-house chronograph movement was first announced: a Big Bang equipped with the manufacture’s Unico movement. Except, well, it’s not a Big Bang per se. Yes, it carries the same name as Hublot’s most emblematic design to date, but Hublot has marked the Big Bang Unico as a separate line from that original Big Bang, and with good reason: They simply aren’t the same watch. While many of the signature design cues have been retained from the Big Bang, such as the sandwich case construction in a myriad [...]
In October 2011 at the Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris, Hublot took the world of watch-making by storm when it unveiled a watch movement unlike any other, a miniature homage to the ancient and obscure Antikythera mechanism of Greek antiquity. The ancient Antikythera mechanism which dates back to 150 BC, served as an astronomical calculator as well as a sort of ancient “GPS” system, since the celestial bodies were often used as a reference point in navigation. The mechanism has the oldest known complex gear mechanism and is sometimes called the first known “analog computer” in human history. [...]
It’s a world premiere! Hublot is proud to announce the creation of a bright red ceramic! And not any red: the Ferrari Red. After months of research, the team who has developed the Magic Gold, Mathias Buttet and Senad Hasanovic from the R&D and Metallurgy departments, succeeds to make the first bright colored ceramic which can be machined for components. The watchmaking industry tried to accomplish this achievement for decades but none of the brands performed this result. It always turned orange or burgundy-coloured and never with the bright effect. Not every color can be made with ceramic and for [...]
Since 2007, Hublot and the Senna family have worked closely to pay homage to the late F1 pilot Ayrton Senna, and to help raise funds for the family’s NGO, The Instituto Ayrton Senna. The MP-06 is the 4th limited-series collection Hublot launches that bears the legendary F1 pilot’s name (well, if you don’t count the one-off Big Bang All Black Ayrton Senna sold at the 2007 Monaco Senna Celebration charity auction) and it seems that with every edition, Hublot ups the ante. The MP-06 is the most complicated Senna piece to date, and the first to join the ranks of [...]
As a Depeche Mode fan since my prepubescent years, having the opportunity to play with one of the 250 Depeche Mode Big Bangs was one of the best surprises Hublot had in store for me at Baselworld 2013. Now I’m sure many critics see this as just another opportunity for Hublot to increase brand awareness by teaming up with a reputable group for their comeback. They would be right, but for a Depeche Mode fan such as myself, this watch perfectly resonates the spirit of the band. Here’s why. If case you’re not familiar with their music (in which case [...]
Any watch collector will you, there is nothing more heartbreaking than sending your beloved watch “to the spa”, a term watch-lovers use when sending their watch back to a manufacture or service centre for servicing. Whether it’s for a major repair or just a routine maintenance service, you know you won’t be seeing your watch for a few weeks. While most of us have more than one timepiece in rotation, let’s face it: the Hublot is almost always the go-to watch. Whether it’s because it looks so darn good in both business and casual settings, it’s scratch-proof materials or even [...]
A frequent discussion among watch collectors and Hublotista for the past few years is the number of limited editions Hublot releases and how they affect the brand’s prestige and collectability. While purely subjective, we would like to explore why limited editions are a good thing, especially for a brand like Hublot. Some limited editions are made as a way to gauge the receptiveness for a given design, case, material or complication. If we look for example at the original Big Bang All Black from 2006, one of the most iconic Hublot pieces to date, it was a marginally bold and [...]
Last Saturday in Usain Bolt regained his 100m World Title in 9’’77 during the IAAF World Championships 2013 in Moscow. At this occasion, Hublot Nation official blog is pleased to offer a closer look at the Hublot King Power. The Hublot watch dedicated to the fastest man in the world. This special model, limited at 250 pieces, has been developed in close consultation with the champion. He wanted his watch to be a fusion of the symbols representing everything he holds dear. Starting with his silhouette, that pose – his unique signature – stylised and immediately recognisable in an anthracite [...]
With Masterpieces like the La Ferrari and Antikythera Sun Moon showcased at the Hublot booth during Baselworld, it’s easy to overlook some of the other novelties being presented. One such piece is the King Power “King Cash”. The Hublot King Power King Cash is based on the King Power Unico GMT released last year. With it’s rotating discs and original aesthetics, the Unico GMT was a novel way of reinterpreting the world time complication. The King Power King Cash takes this approach to this next level and sees the addition of a theme or “purpose”. You can call it a [...]
The King Power Unico collection is already a staple in the Hublot’s lineup. Being the first collection to offer an entirely in-house developed and manufactured chornograph movement, the Unico collection has become a Hublotista favorite. While the original All Black and King Gold (Hublot’s own corrosion resistant red gold alloy) versions were both limited editions, last year Hublot introduced several Unico-equipped watches as standard offerings in their collection. This year at Baselworld, Hublot introduced another non-limited variation, the King Power Unico Black Magic. When we think of Hublot, the first thing that comes to mind is black cases. Ceramic is [...]