Power Packed: Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon
Mechanical prowess is the driving force behind Hublot’s new Big Bang Tourbillon 5-Day Power Reserve Indicator.
Since it went through a major revamp in 2013, the Hublot Big Bang has never looked better. Keeping loyal to the Art of Fusion concept, the manufacture not only retained but also reinforced the watch’s modular case design, which lends itself perfectly to different material combinations. The Big Bang’s contemporary allure also makes it an ideal vessel to host complicated movements, particularly if they are also modern in design, like the new Calibre HUB6016.
The first tourbillon set in the new Big Bang case, this proprietary movement was designed, developed, and produced entirely in-house by Hublot’s manufacture in Nyon, Switzerland. Traditional in geometry, it is, however, completely futuristic in aesthetic. Its bridges and plates feature cutouts that expose strategic parts of the movement, such as its mainspring at 12 o’clock and the crown’s winding gears at three. Together with the skeletonised hands tipped with black Super-LumiNova, the monochromatic finish heightens the modern industrial design, allowing only traces of red to stand out via the minute indexes and the power reserve indicator.
Proffering a nifty power reserve reading at nine o’clock that’s accompanied by stencilled text and numerals, the watch’s movement is regulated by a classical bridged tourbillon. But that’s the only classical aspect of the tourbillon because its design is in perfect keeping with the rest of the watch. Futuristic, sporty, and highly technical, the tourbillon rotates once every 60 seconds and, according to Hublot, is especially stable thanks to the barrette-shaped bridge securing it on the dial side.
Like all of Hublot’s new Big Bang models, the Big Bang Tourbillon 5-Day Power Reserve Indicator allows its owner to quickly and simply switch between different straps. Thanks to the unique “One Click” bracelet attachment system, this watch could take on a multitude of different appearances without fear of it ever losing its grip on the strap. Indeed, Hublot guarantees optimal security on this system and completes it with a triple deployant buckle – how’s that for a safety net?
- Dimensions: 45mm
- Functions: Hours, minutes
- Power Reserve: Five days
- Movement: Manual-winding Calibre HUB6016 skeleton movement with tourbillon
- Case: King Gold or titanium
- Water Resistant: 30 meters
- Strap: Black alligator leather stitched onto black rubber with triple deployant buckle in King Gold or titanium
In Singapore and Malaysia, Hublot retails at The Hour Glass.
This story was first published in World of Watches.