Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Tempus Fugit - Hublot

Yes, time really does fly and I was reminded again by today's in box message from Hublot.  The Big Bang is celebrating its 10th anniversary!

Courtesy of Hublot

This is the Big Bang Unico Full Magic Gold.  So just what is "Magic Gold"?
Before your imaginations run wild with you...

Magic gold is (according to Hublot) the world's only scratch-resistant gold.  It is warranted to be 18k and was developed by Hublot in cooperation with the EPFL.  The result is a gold that is stated to be scratch resistant and the only of its kind in this respect.  
Courtesy of Hublot
The hardness, according to Ricardo Guadalupe (Hublot's CEO) is close to 1,000 vickers.

Courtesy of Hublot

So here are a few details -

  • The case measures 45 mm in diameter and is crafted of polished Magic Gold.
  • The movement is HUB 1242 UNICO with an "anthracite grey" treatment.  This is Hublot's in-house movement and it features an automatic flyback chronograph function.  Column wheel and double clutch can be seen through the dial side.
  • The strap is black rubber, and is interchangeable.  The clasp is of titanium that has been treated with black PVD

So happy birthday Big Bang!  May you always be shiny and scratch free!

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