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Since 2005, Hublot has been committed alongside ONLY WATCH to help research to overcome Duchenne muscular dystrophy one day and protect future generations. How? By creating a unique piece every two years—that is sold at auction with all profits going to the association—for which the singular alchemy generally sends the bids off the scale. Beyond the technical prowess of the piece and its innovation, it is the reason behind the fund raising that has been motivating the watchmakers for so many years to surpass themselves so that the exceptional can bring an end to the unacceptable: the illness.
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This year, the unique piece is called Big Bang Tourbillon Only Watch. Its translucent case cut from sapphire and its orange bezel display the expertise of Hublot and the colour code for ONLY WATCH 2021. The dial, which is also made from sapphire reveals the mechanics of the new self-winding manufacture tourbillon movement—MHUB6035— launched in January. Still in the same tones: A raised section, Superluminova on the hour and minute hands, and the numerals are also orange coloured. The watch is engraved with “Pièce Unique” and the Only Watch logo on the sapphire back cover and comes with two interchangeable One Click structured lined rubber straps, one of which is transparent and the other is orange.
The Big Bang Tourbillon Only Watch
A unique piece cut in sapphire—translucent and orange—with the iconic design of the Big Bang and revealing the mechanics of the self-winding tourbillon manufacture movement with sapphire bridges.
Sapphire, a material that no longer holds any secrets for Hublot
Its transparency hides nothing, everything is laid bare and the watchmaker knows how to produce this ultra-resistant and tough material in almost every colour without losing its clarity and its purity. To create its bezel in orange sapphire, Hublot once again added a world first to its list of records. Solution-dyed sapphire, in a powerful orange, which is vibrant and positive, resulting from the fusion of titanium and chrome, and that follows the Only Watch codes. To make the most of this unique piece with its total transparency, Hublot has decided to reveal everything and hide nothing, right down to the chassis itself, which is entirely cut in sapphire. This means that the Big Bang Tourbillon Only Watch can be admired like a work of art, from any angle, from your wrist to its frame.
The MHUB6035, a self-winding manufacture movement
Whereas standard tourbillon movements are manual winding, the MHUB6035 calibre, which was entirely developed and designed by the Hublot Manufacture, is self-winding. Its sunray-brushed and sandblasted angled micro-rotor in 22-ct white gold is visible on the dial side, creating a spectacular and sophisticated impression. Playing with the ultimate transparency of the case and the strap, right down to the movement, Hublot has also included sapphire in the calibre itself by equipping it for the first time with three sapphire bridges—the barrel bridge, automatic watch bridge and tourbillon bar.
ORANGE SAPPHIRE 419.JX.0120.RT.OWM21 Unique Piece
Polished sapphire Skeleton dial with orange decals Satin-Finished rhodium plated appliques with orange luminescent
Diameter 45 MM
Thickness 15.30 mm
Water Resistant: 3 ATM (30m)
Manufacture self winding micro-rotor, skeleton Tourbillon Movement
No. of Components: 282 Jewels: 26
Frequency: 3 Hz (21’600 A/h) Power Reserve: 72 Hours
CASE-BACK & BEZEL
Case Back : Polished Sapphire engraved “UNIQUE PIECE” Case Back glass: Sapphire with interior anti-reflective treatment + “OWM21” Logo
Bezel: Polished Orange Sapphire Crystal
STRAPS & BUCKLE
Strap 1: Orange Transparent structured lined rubber
Strap 2: Transparent structured lined rubber
Titanium deployant buckle clasp