hublot - HUBLOT BIG BANG MECA-10 BLUE CERAMIC
hublot - HUBLOT BIG BANG MECA-10 BLUE CERAMIC

HUBLOT BIG BANG MECA-10 BLUE CERAMIC

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Mechanical Blue

Featuring a watch movement with a 10-day power reserve and an iconic indigo blue ceramic case, the new Big Bang Meca-10 Blue Ceramic combines cutting edge mechanics and ultra-resistant material. Immersed in the deep blue. 

 

With unusual architecture designed based around a construction set, a 10-day power reserve, and a stylised skeleton revealing the originality of a cogwheel power reserve indicator—the new Big Bang Meca-10 Blue Ceramic reflects the factory's technical and aesthetic boldness. 

 

  • ANTI-ALLERGY, AMPER-PROOF, STAINLESS STEEL 

Forged in blue ceramic, its 45mm case opens to a bluish skeleton mechanism and comes with a rubber strap in the same royal colour. The modern and distinctive Big Bang Meca-10 Blue Ceramic emulates the company's defining concept – The Art of Fusion. Or combining elements that ordinarily never appear together. The effect is to contrast and surprise, a distinctive signature. This philosophy guides all Hublot's developments, actions, and partnerships. Here, the case, bezel, and folding clasp are made of high-tech ceramic – zirconium dioxide with high temperature sintering. Very hard and solid, yet lighter than steel, it resists scratches and ageing. 

 

  • MECHACINAL CONSTRUCTION 

The mechanics of the Big Bang Meca-10 Blue Ceramic are as innovative as the materials comprising them. Developed over a span of two years, its manually-wound skeleton calibre, with a 10-day power reserve, contains 223 parts. A testament to beauty and technical expertise, it has two barrels parallel to the power reserve indicator: a cogwheel system with two rakes sliding along a horizontal axis. Accentuating this mechanical architecture, an opening at 3 o'clock unveils a red dot when the movement is nearing the final days of its power reserve, while a gearwheel at 6 o'clock indicates the exact number of days remaining and the regulating organ, coupled with the small second regulator, appears at 7 o'clock. 

 

For Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, this new Big Bang captures the brand's essence in all respects:

 

"Made at our modern and perfectly integrated factory, the Big Bang Meca-10 demonstrates the complete mastery we have of our industrial resources, from R&D to the creation of calibres, high-tech cases, and innovative materials."

 

A second model made from King Gold–-an exclusive Hublot alloy–-brings together the radiance of red gold and the depth of the mat blue skeleton dial. With a sapphire back, this duo is worn with a lined structured rubber strap with a "One Click" fastener, for quick, easy, and safe changing.

Technical specifications

REFERENCE : 414.EX.5123.RX

 

 

CASE

- Diameter 45 mm

- Thickness 15.95 mm
- Water resistance 10 ATM (100m)

- Material : Microblasted and polished blue ceramic

- Bezel Microblasted and polished blue ceramic
- Lower Bezel : Black composite resin 

- 6 « H » screws in Titanium

- Crystal : Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment

- Case back : Microblasted blue ceramic with sapphire crystal 

 

DIAL

- Mat blue skeleton
- Bridges  : Blue-plated
- Balance  : Polished rhodium-plated

 

MOVEMENT

- Hublot Caliber HUB1201

- Manufacture skeleton movement

- Manual winding

- Power reserve : 10 days

- No. of components : 223 (24 jewels)

- Frequency (Hz) : 3 Hz (21’600 A/h)

 

STRAP & BUCKLE

- Black and blue lined structured rubber straps
- Black-plated titanium and black ceramic 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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