hublot - HUBLOT BIG BANG UNICO GOLF
hublot - HUBLOT BIG BANG UNICO GOLF

HUBLOT BIG BANG UNICO GOLF

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MAKE YOUR SWINGS EVEN MORE SPECTACULAR

The case of the Big Bang Unico Golf is carved from Texalium®, an innovative material exclusive to Hublot, that is an amalgamation of carbon fiber and aluminum. This unique composite gives the watch its lightness; it weights precisely 97.93 grams! 
 
The Big Bang Unico Golf has the look of a chronograph and has been conceived as a chronograph. Its movement features return-to-zero heart piece cams that ensure the counting mechanism is robust and reliable. The putter-shaped pusher at 2 o’clock activates the mechanism for displaying the number of strokes taken and counts the strokes per hole. The pusher at 4 o’clock allows the wearer to move on to the next hole by resetting the stroke counter to zero. The counter at 6 o’clock displays the total number of strokes played and is simultaneously updated. The pusher at 8 o'clock is shaped like a tee. This resets the mechanism and sets the counters to zero at the end of the round. During the round, this button can be locked by rotating it by 45°, thus ensuring that it is not inadvertently activated.
 
The MHUB1580 full-skeleton movement allows the wearer to admire and understand how the timepiece works. The watch comes with two interchangeable wristbands fitted with the One Click system. One is made of white leather sewn on rubber and designed like a golf glove, while the other is made of technical fabric with a Velcro fastener to ensure the watch sits perfectly on the wrist. 
 
 

Technical specifications

REFERENCE 416.YS.1120.VR 
 
 
CASE
- Diameter & Thickness: 45 mm // 18.10mm, weight: 97,93 grams 
- Water Resistance 10 ATM (100m) 
- Case and Bezel : Carbon fiber and grey Texalium upper layer 
- With 6 H-shaped polished titanium black PVP screws 
- Glass: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment with logo Hublot printed inner side 
- Pusher 2H: Polished titanium with yellow rubber insert engraved SHOT black lacquered 
- Pusher 4H: Polished titanium with white rubber insert engraved HOLE black lacquered 
- Pusher 8H: Titanium white black rubber insert 
- Case back: Carbon fiber and grey Texalium upper layer 
- Case back Glass: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment 
 
 
DIAL
- Matt black dial,
- Satin-finished rhodium plated appliques with white luminescent 
- Hands : Satin-finished rhodium plated hands with white luminescent 
 
 
MOVEMENT
UNICO manufacture caliber MHUB1580,
- self-winding movement 
- Number of Components: 358
- Number of jewels : 43
- Frequency : 4 Hz (28'800 A/h) 
- Power reserve : 72 Hours 
 
 
STRAP
- 2 Straps: Black rubber with white calf strap and Black Velcro Strap 
- Buckle: Black ceramic and black-plated titanium deployant buckle clasp 

Who's who

“I’d known Jean-Claude for 20 years. When he took over Hublot, I offered to open a dedicated store in Paris. He came to see the premises. We talked together for barely 45 minutes before reaching an agreement.”

 

The relationship between Chronopassion and Hublot is built on mutual trust, spontaneity – and firm convictions about the projects with the greatest potential. As Lauren Adams would say, “there’s no point discussing what’s already been agreed.” It’s the perfect adage when it comes to the personalities of former Hublot CEO Hublot Jean-Claude Biver and Laurent Picciotto, the founder of Chronopassion. Rather than simply being the story of a brand and its products, Hublot and Chronopassion is above all a story with a strongly personal touch.

 

When Carlo Crocco created the Hublot watch with a gold case and a rubber strap in 1980, it was the first time in the history of watchmaking that a precious material, gold, had been used alongside rubber. In the mid-1990s, rubber became prized by many leading watchmaking brands, demonstrating that Hublot’s decision had been the right one. For the brand, rubber was anything but a fad – rather, it embodied its philosophy and became its hallmark. Having headed up Hublot for fifteen years, Carlo Crocco became increasingly busy with work for his MDM Foundation, so he set out to find the right person to take the helm of the watchmaking firm. That was when he met Jean-Claude Biver, who had just left Blancpain.

 

Biver put Hublot back on the road to recovery, becoming head of the company from May 2004 through to 2012. “Our paths crossed in 2006,” recalls Laurent Picciotto. “Jean-Claude had already brought the brand right up to date, with lines like Big Bang, Classic Fusion and King Power. This was the beginning of the rebirth of Hublot. He drew plans, diagrams, rebuses and roadmaps for me. When he stepped down from his position as CEO in 2012, I realised that he had had his entire roadmap in mind right from the word go. Not only that, but that he had completed it – ahead of time.” The takeover of BNB Concept proved to be a key turning-point for the brand. The company had been subcontracting for Hublot since 2004, dealing with complication watches, particularly tourbillons. At a time when BNB was struggling financially, Hublot offered to buy out the firm. The brand thereby became a “manufacture”, enabling it to supply haute horlogerie models, notably a large number of tourbillons and Minute Repeaters, as well as more atypical pieces such as the Key of Time.

 

Together, Laurent Picciotto and Jean-Claude Biver forged a partnership rather than a commercial relationship. The two men created a number of custom series and set about laying the foundations of what was to become Hublotista, the community of Hublot owners. At the end of the day, they are still motivated by passion and guided above all by instinct.

 

 

Journalist : Olivier Müller

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