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Brief information and technical specifications:

About Hublot:

Hublot is a very young Swiss luxury watch brand, established by the Italian Carlo Crocco in 1980. Hublot is defined by Swiss technology, and Italian design – the combination of the two is the true trademark of this brand.

Hublot is committed to Swiss luxury and jewelry watches, combining unusual and unorthodox designs and materials for both the case and the strap.

The real reason for picking a Hublot watch is simply because of its unique design and aesthetics. Very few of the Hublot Big Bang watches are serious divers watches. Most of Hublot’s watches are water resistant sports watches.

As far as design and aesthetics are concerned, Hublot is like no other brand out there.

The brand is known for combining natural materials (such as natural rubber) with precious materials. Mr Crocco who founded Hublot, decided to call the brand “Hublot” since he was looking for a very particular form, design and shape for his watches, and he became fond of the round ventilators which can be found on ships. These ship ventilators are called “Hublot” in French, hence the name of this brand.

If you like something which is radically different from the more traditional and conservative designs of say Rolex, Omega and Breitling – this is it! Hublot is the brand you are looking for, because there is absolutely nothing traditional or classic about this brand’s design.

As far as ranking is concerned, Hublot probably deserves to be ranked among the world’s top 15 luxury brands.

The Hublot Big Bang Collection is the flagship of Hublot, and indeed defines the essence of the brand, and defines the radically unorthodox and experimental aesthetics and design of Hublot.

The Hublot Big Bang Collection is so dominant within the brand, that Hublot’s fame and success stand and fall with the Big Bang collection. When people take an interest in the Hublot brand, you can be 99% certain, that they are referring to the Hublot Big Bang Collection.

About Hublot Big Bang King:

The Hublot Big Bang King, just like the basic Hublot Big Bang line, offers you the most unorthodox and unusual case and strap materials imaginable. The watches within this collection are fairly large, and they come in the following case sizes: 44mm, 45mm, 45.5mm, and 48mm. The water resistance is 100 meters/330 feet, and 300 meters/1,000 feet respectively, and only the timepieces equipped with a bezel (timer) are suitable for diving, while those that are not equipped with a bezel are suitable for swimming and snorkeling.

The Hublot Big Bang King family can be defined as divers watches and water resistant sports watches.

The Big Bang collection is defined by five major points:

  • The Big Bang watches employ natural rubber straps attached to cases made of highly unusual and unorthodox materials.
  • The Hublot Big Bang watches have a totally unique design which sets this brand, and this family of watches apart from all other brands and collections out there.
  • The Big Bang watches are essentially water resistant dress and sports watches.
  • Minimum water resistance is 100 meters/330 feet.
  • The divers watches, within the Hublot Big Bang collection, are specifically referred to as Hublot Big Bang King and Hublot Big Bang King Power Oceanographic.

Movements:

  • Hublot in-house automatic movement HUB 1242, with a 72 hour power reserve. This movement is used for chronographs.
  • Hublot in-house automatic movement HUB 1400, with 23 jewels, 28800 vph, and a 42 hour power reserve.
  • Hublot in-house automatic movement HUB 4100, with 27 jewels, 28,800 vph and a 42 hour power reserve. This is a chronograph movement.

Date Function:

  • Yes

Functions:

  • A few Big Bang watches have a chronograph function. A few have a GMT function. Even fewer of these watches have a tourbillon, and a power reserve indicator on the dial.
  • The overwhelming majority of the Hublot Big Bang watches are equipped with the fundamental time functions: hour-, minute-, and second hands, and a date window.

Case Material:

This is the true essence, spirit and speciality of Hublot. You’ll find a very large range of materials being used for the Hublot Big Bang watches:

  • 18 carat rose gold.
  • 18 carat rose gold case covered in diamonds.
  • Palladium.
  • Ceramic.
  • Stainless steel.
  • Carbon fiber.
  • Aluminum.

Case Dimension:

Depends on the model. The Big Bang Collection offers several sizes for small, medium, and large sized wrists.

D = Diameter. TH = Thickness:

  • D: 44mm.
  • D: 45mm.
  • D: 45.5mm.
  • D: 48mm.

Case Back:

Depends on the model.

  • Some models have a solid case back.
  • Other models have an exhibition case back/sapphire crystal case back.

Bezel:

  • Some models have a unidirectional bezel.
  • Some models have a fixed bezel.

Crystal:

  • Sapphire crystal.

Strap Materials:

The most commonly used materials are:

  • Rubber strap.
  • Leather strap – crocodile.
  • Stainless steel bracelet.
  • Black ceramic bracelet.

Clasp:

  • Fold-over clasp with safety.

Water Resistance:

Depends on the model.

  • 100 meters/330 feet water resistance.
  • 300 meters/1,000 feet water resistance.

Hublot Big Bang King watches equipped with a bezel (timer) are suitable for diving, while those that are not equipped with a bezel, are recommended to be used for swimming and snorkeling only. A bezel is absolutely essential for timing yourself underwater.

Generally speaking, a water resistance of 100 meters/330 feet, means the watch is suitable for swimming and snorkeling, while a water resistance of 300 meters/1,000 feet, means the watch is suitable for diving.


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