Hands-on: Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Tourbillon Carbon Black and Blue Watch
While Jean-Claude Biver was still running Hublot, the brand released an interesting new model in 2011, which was the result of various challenges. Jean-Claude Biver said that someone challenged him to make a Hublot version of Richard Mille (Richard Mille) or even a higher-end timepiece brand.
Richard Mille and Jean-Claude Biver are not complete competitors because most of their products compete at different prices. Similarly, these two brands have more in common than most other luxury watch brands, simply because Hublot and Richard Mille focus on more modern designs and mutual respect for interactive and innovative marketing strategies and consumption.
I think back to the work made by Jean-Claude Biver when he first appeared in Geneva in 2011, which was called the Hublot Masterpiece. Hublot later launched a series of new high-end watches in the Masterpiece series, including this barrel-shaped case and other models.
The model with this case design was later called Hublot MP-6. Later, the Big Bang case of this wine barrel was further clarified and named Hublot “Spirit Of Big Bang”-this is what all Hublot models carry There is a case style with the name of this watch case today.
For many years, Hublot has been dealing with case size and has provided a variety of movement options in Spirit Of Big Bang, from various internal movements to Zenith El Primero chronograph movements (Zenith and Hublot are both part of the LVMH luxury group ).
Today, I take a look at the modern Hublot Spirit Of Big Bang watch, it is almost the same as the original Hublot Masterpiece, both modern and luxurious. Today, the Hublot Spirit Of Bang Bang Tourbillon Carbon 42mm carbon blue and carbon black. The reference number 645.QN.1117.RX is the spirit of the Big Bang tourbillon 42mm carbon black, and the reference standard is 645.QL.7117.RX.
The width of the barrel box is actually 42 mm, which is quite large, and I want to say that its size is about the size I want. In other words, the maximum width of the Spirit Of Big Bang series is 45 mm, and the maximum width of the female model is 39 mm. From the Hublot watch on David Bredan’s wrist, you can get a good understanding of how the 42mm wide Big Bang Spirit case is worn.
For the case material, Hublot mixed titanium and a special style of carbon fiber. The color of the carbon fiber is black and gray, and the color of the carbon fiber model is black and blue. One of the reasons why I spend a lot of time talking about the history of Richard Mille and the Spirit of Big Bang is that Hublot is once again offering carbon fiber as the case material to a higher level of luxury Brand tribute. In recent years, Richard Mille (Richard Mille) has been focusing on this field. By the way, the case is waterproof to 30 meters (so, please don’t swim with it).
Carbon is a peculiar luxury case material, but this material itself is not high-end. It is the special formula and processing that can make the carbon more or less luxurious. This material is valued for its durability and relatively light weight. In the luxury sector, carbon is the most popular because it can achieve interesting and usually colorful organic surface textures.
This is true in timepieces and overall fashion. My theory is that in a world of synthetic materials and man-made computer designs that don’t always seem to be lifelike and perfect, organic textures can help many of today’s products get closer to humans. In any case, in today’s fashion world, otherwise the organic textures and patterns on the surface of pragmatism are very hot things-I think there are good reasons for this.
It has been a while since I saw a new Spirit Of Big Bang watch with a tourbillon movement inside. The last one I remember was the “Big Bang Moon Phase”, “Chronograph” and “Mecha 10” models. The return to the tourbillon movement, the skeletonized dial and the appearance of the mechanical device is a welcome to the luxury mechanical cheap watches that we found to be released more frequently before 2012.
Spirit of Big Bang tourbillon 42mm carbon fiber movement is the self-made Hublot movement HUB6020. The manual winding has a power reserve of 115 hours (operating at 3 Hz), the movement includes time, a 60-second tourbillon and a power reserve indicator on the dial. The movement itself is not revolutionary in performance or mechanics, but mainly artistic.
Hublot designs its own internal tourbillon for aesthetics and combines it with how to design and complete bridges and gears to achieve excellent visual effects. A timepiece like this does not fully satisfy everyone’s taste, but when looking at the complexity of the movement, it cannot be denied that Hublot’s movement design did not spend a lot of time and energy on the HUB6020 movement project.
On the positive side, the eccentric method of reading the time on the otherwise busy dial is actually very clear, and the asymmetrical layout of the dial components is still visually balanced. Although I still like the round Big Bang case, the Spirit Of Big Bang case is a real wine barrel (barrel-shaped case) alternative, and is equipped with Big Bang wings, crown style, bezel structure and strap system The button is released. The case is attached with Hublot’s industry-leading stylized rubber strap and comfortable folding and unfolding clasp.
Hublot Spirit Of Big Bang Tourbillon Carbon Blue or Black watches are positioned as the exoticism of the world’s modern elites, an ode to the better times in the modern history of the copy swiss watch industry, and to a large extent praise the atmosphere that people should dream about.