Hands on: Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Tourbillon carbon black and blue watch
While Jean-Claude Biver was still running Hublot, the brand released an interesting new model in 2011, which was the result of various challenges. Jean-Claude Biver said that someone challenged him to make the Hublot version of Richard Mille, a more advanced watch brand. Richard Mille and Jean-Claude Biver are not complete competitors because most of their products compete at different prices. Moreover, these two brands have more in common than most other luxury watch brands, simply because Hublot and Richard Mille focus on more modern design and mutual respect for interactive and innovative marketing strategies and consumption.
I think back to the time when Jean-Claude Biver debuted in Geneva in 2011 when the name was Hublot Masterpiece (here is a hands-on tool for aBlogtoWatch). hublot later introduced a series of new high-end watches in the Masterpiece series, including this barrel-type case and others. The model with this case design was later called Hublot MP-6, and later, the Big Bang case of this wine barrel was further clarified and named Hublot “Spirit Of Big Bang”-this is all Hublot models with There is a case style of this case name today.
For many years, Hublot has been dealing with case sizes, and has provided a variety of movement options in Spirit Of Big Bang, ranging from various internal movements to Zenith El Primero chronograph movements (both Zenith and Hublot belong to the LVMH luxury group). Today, I take a look at the modern Hublot Spirit Of Big Bang watch, which is as modern and luxurious as the original Hublot Masterpiece. Today’s hands-on operation on aBlogtoWatch is Hublot Spirit Of Bang Tourbillon Carbon 42mm carbon blue and carbon black. Reference number 645.QN.1117.RX is the spirit of Big Bang Tourbillon 42mm carbon black, and the reference standard is 645.QL.7117.RX. Both are limited to 100 pieces.
The width of the wine barrel case is actually 42 mm, which is quite large. I want to say that it is about the size of the case I want. In other words, the maximum width of the Spirit Of Big Bang series is 45 mm, and the maximum for women is 39 mm. The images in this article are from the Hublot replica watch on David Bredan’s wrist-not me, but in fact he and I share more or less the same wrist size (yes, we can exchange watches) , So you can get a good idea of how to wear the 42mm wide Spirit of Big Bang case.
For the case material, Hublot mixed titanium and special style carbon fiber, the color of carbon fiber is black and gray, and the color of carbon fiber model is black and blue. One of the reasons why I spend a lot of time talking about the history of Richard Mille and Spirit Of Big Bang is that hublot once again provided carbon fiber as a case material to higher-end luxury brands pay tribute. This is Richard Mille’s famous field of expertise in the past few years. By the way, the case is water resistant to 30 meters (so please do n’t swim with it).
Carbon is a peculiar luxury case material, but this material itself is not high-end. It is the specific formula and processing technology that makes carbon more or less luxurious. The material is valued for its durability and relatively light weight. In the field of luxury goods, carbon is the most popular, because it can achieve interesting and usually colorful organic surface textures. This is true of timepieces and overall fashion. My theory is that in a world of synthetic materials and artificial computer designs that do not always look like perfect appearances, organic textures can help many of today ’s products to be closer to humans. In any case, in today’s fashion world, otherwise organic textures and patterns on the surface of pragmatism are very popular things-I think there are good reasons for this.
It has been a while since I saw a new Spirit Of Big Bang watch with a built-in tourbillon movement. I remember the last time I used Big Bang moon phases, chronograph and Mecha-10 models. The return to the tourbillon movement, the appearance of the skeleton dial and the mechanical device is a welcome to us that we found more high-end mechanical fake watches released before 2012.
The Spirit of Big Bang Tourbillon 42mm carbon fiber movement is a HUB6020 Hublot movement made in-house. The manual winding has a 115-hour power reserve (running at 3 Hz), and the movement includes time, 60-second tourbillon and power reserve indication on the dial. The movement itself is not revolutionary in performance or machinery, but mainly artistic. Hengbao designs its own internal tourbillon for aesthetics, combined with how to design and complete bridges and gears to achieve excellent visual effects. A timepiece like this cannot fully satisfy everyone’s taste, but when looking at the complexity of the movement, it cannot be denied that Hublot’s movement design did not spend a lot of time and energy on the HUB6020 movement project.
On the bright side, the eccentric method of reading time on a busy dial is actually very clear, and the asymmetric layout of the dial components is still visually balanced. Although I still prefer the round Big Bang case, the Spirit Of Big Bang case is a real wine barrel (barrel-shaped case) replacement, and is equipped with Big Bang wings, crown style, bezel structure and The button of the strap system is released. Attached to the case is Hublot’s industry-leading stylized rubber strap and comfortable folding deployant clasp.
The Hublot Spirit Of Big Bang Tourbillon Carbon Blue or Black watch is positioned as the exoticism of the world’s modern elite and is an ode to a better time in the modern history of the swiss watch industry.