Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon 5-Day Power Reserve Indicator

Born of a desire to pursue the path to independence, which means Hublot must be able to design and produce its own movements for all of its product lines, the Big Bang, with its new case (unveiled in 2013), is now available with a tourbillon.
Designed, developed and produced entirely by Hublot's micro-mechanics, engineers and watchmakers, this proprietary movement is a traditional tourbillon with a cage measuring 13.6 mm in diameter – a minute tourbillon that performs one revolution every minute – and whose construction featuring a barrette on the dial side ensures its stability.
It has been specially fitted with a practical power reserve indicator, visible on the dial side, and has also been remodelled with new bridge and main plate architecture.
The watch is 45 mm in diameter. With its sapphire dial revealing the exquisite mechanical parts, the new piece looks beautiful in both its King Gold (extra-precious gold thanks to the addition of 5% platinum) and titanium versions.
In keeping with the theme of interchangeability and adaptability, the piece features a unique bracelet attachment system which allows the bracelet to be switched quickly and easily while guaranteeing optimal security.
With a perfect balance between the classicism of the skeleton tourbillon and the stylish, dynamic design of the new Big Bang, this piece is an exercise in style embodying the principle of the fusion of Tradition and Modernity.
Technical details
Model: Big Bang Tourbillon 5-Day Power Reserve Indicator

References
405. NX.0137.LR (Titanium – Limited edition of 99 numbered pieces)
405. OX.0138.LR (King Gold – Limited edition of 99 numbered pieces)

Case
45 mm diameter in Titanium or 18K King Gold
Bezel: Titanium or 18K King Gold; 6 H-shaped matt titanium screws, countersunk, polished & locked
Crystal: Sapphire with interior anti-reflective coating and Hublot logo
Bezel lugs: Black composite resin
Lateral inserts: Black composite resin
Crown: Titanium or King Gold, satin-finished with over-moulded black rubber Hublot logo
Push-piece: Titanium or 18K King Gold, satin-finished
Case-back: Titanium or 18K King Gold, circular satin-finished, Sapphire crystal with interior anti-reflective treatment
Water resistance: 3 ATM, i.e. approx. 30 metres

Dial
Open - 5N Gold-plated power reserve indicator
5N Gold-plated indices, black SuperLuminova™
Hands: 5N Gold-plated, black SuperLuminova™

Movement
HUB6016 hand-wound Tourbillon skeleton movement with power reserve indicator on the dial side at 9 o'clock, entirely developed and produced in-house at Hublot
Components: 175 (25 jewels)
Frequency: 3 Hz (21,600 Vib/h)
Power reserve: Approximately 115 hours

Strap
Black alligator leather stitched onto black rubber
Interchangeable system
Clasp: Triple deployant buckle in titanium or 18K King Gold

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