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, tamper-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.
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.