The 2022 Horological Miracle Exhibition has just ended. Hublot launched the Big Bang Integral Cathedral Minute Repeater Tourbillon Ceramic Watch. With two black and white ceramic bracelets, it is equipped with the self-made HUB8001 movement that won the GPHG Best Timekeeping Award. The acclaimed cathedral gongs deliver an ultra-clear tone that transcends the limitations of ceramic materials for precise delivery. At the same time, combined with the tourbillon device, it shows Hublot’s excellent watchmaking technology in the field of advanced watchmaking with double complications.
The Big Bang Integral Cathedral Minute Repeater Tourbillon ceramic watch comes in black and white, with an 80-hour power reserve and a water-resistance depth of 30 meters. It is available in limited quantities worldwide.
Big Bang Integral Cathedral Minute Repeater Tourbillon Ceramic Watch Diameter 43mm, Ceramic Case / MHUB8001.H1.RH Cathedral Minute Repeater Tourbillon Manual Winding Movement / Time Indication, Minute Repeater, Tourbillon / 80-hour power reserve /Waterproof to 30 meters.
Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, said: “The Big Bang Integral Cathedral Minute Repeater Tourbillon Ceramic is the first all-ceramic minute repeater in the history of watchmaking and is equipped with a tourbillon mechanism. The minute repeater tourbillon device is launched for the first time in the bracelet watch, symbolizing a new milestone for Hublot in high-end watchmaking, and more creative works that break through the field of watchmaking will be launched in the future.”
Due to its own physical properties, ceramic materials are extremely difficult to process finely and have not been fully used in minute repeaters. Traditional watchmaking used to be able to use only a few sporadic components such as crowns or bezels, at most push rods. At the same time, ceramic coloring must be done with extremely high precision during the firing process in order to obtain a perfectly uniform and full color. In addition, it is necessary to ensure the waterproof performance of the movable sliding rod of the minute repeater, and to accurately transmit the clear and powerful sound quality through the ceramic case, which are also many challenges in the manufacturing process.
Through the sapphire mirror, the tourbillon escapement and minute repeater of the HUB8001 hand-wound mechanical movement are clearly visible. Time setting function and classic tourbillon mechanism (with 13.6mm diameter cage, one rotation per minute). In addition, the bridge design on the side of the movement dial ensures the structural stability of the tourbillon operation. Cleats, ratchet cams and springs, racks and hammers, gongs and snails, frames, gears, jeweled bearings, screws, etc., the precise assembly of 319 parts is the decorative element that constitutes a unique aesthetic. discount replica watches