This year began to become the “pop” of the luxury watch industry. January is the launch event of LVMH Watch Week 2020, which is very spectacular. This event is considered a major change in the International Watch Fair. Currently, the two highest watch fairs in the world, Baselworld and SIHH, are now known as the “Watches and Miracles” of Richemont Group.
The results of this cooperation remain to be seen. What we do know is that the 2020 LVMH Watch Week was a huge success, with some truly beautiful timepieces appearing at the event. Hublot has launched a new Spirit of Big Bang Meca-10 watch.
Have you heard the term “luxury without compromise”? maybe not. This is because it does not exist, that is, until Hublot decides to merge its two most popular timepiece series. The Swiss time technician just put the barrel-shaped Spirit of Big Bang case and the patented self-manufactured movement Meca-10 series into the wedding.
Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Meca-10 King Gold Ref. 614.OX.1180.RX
Hublot Big Bang Meca-10 Black Magic Ref. 614.CI.1170.RX
Hublot Big Bang Meca-10 Titanium Ref. 614.NX.1170.RX
The vision behind the watch
The idea behind this timepiece is to establish a more harmonious relationship between the watch and the movement. As we all know, the “Big Bang Spirit” uses a Tonneau-shaped case, while the Meca-10 movement is round. In order for this combination to work, it takes a lot of effort and adaptability.
In the end, a barrel-shaped watch was made with a perfect circular motion inside. The series offers three variants, namely titanium, king gold and all black ceramic.
Meca-10 uses a 45mm barrel-shaped case, which is made of titanium, gold or black ceramic. The iconic H-shaped titanium screws have been securely fixed to the baffle, so it has a waterproof performance of 50 meters. 26480TI.OO.A027CA.01
The hand-wound movement HUB 1233 used in this timepiece is roughly the same as the movement we saw in the Big Bang series. The movement uses a parallel double barrel system, which can issue an amazing power reserve of 10 days. The difference is that the new version uses bridges fixed on both sides of the case instead of the circular main board used as the base of the movement. In fact, Hublot’s technicians were responsible for redesigning the Meca-10 to fit the barrel-shaped configuration.
The sandwich structure of the Big Bang spirit undoubtedly played a supporting role in this process, because it can achieve quite complex material mixing. The hollow dial of this watch shows the combination of unconventional elements and the pleasing color performance between the case and the hollow case inside the watch. Of course, the most important thing is the power reserve display at 3 o’clock. Hublot managed to make a new rack and pinion for the indicator in the form of a rack that runs back and forth between 9 o’clock and 3 o’clock.
The brand-new Meca-10 watches series does play to the core values of the brand and portrays the reasons that made it popular in the first place. www.cheapestwrist.com