Thursday, March 19, 2015

Hublot Big Bang “10 Years” Haute Joaillerie Collection

Hublot adds a sparkling note to the 10th anniversary celebration of its iconic Big Bang Collection by revealing an exceptional and unique "anniversary" collection, the Big Bang “10 Years” Haute Joaillerie. A first for Hublot, the collection includes 10 watches, each priced at $1 million.
Exceptional in that, to create these pieces, three of the most complex setting techniques have been used: invisible setting, Clou de Paris setting and rail setting. The figures speak for themselves: 653 black baguette diamonds totalling 41.84 cts (full black diamond version), 653 baguette diamonds totalling 40.02 cts (full white diamond version), 653 baguette diamonds and blue baguette sapphires totalling 40.41 cts (blue sapphire version), or 653 baguette diamonds and baguette rubies totalling 40.93 cts (ruby version).
For the first time at Hublot, the bezel is set with invisible inverted trapeziums. It is the most complex part to set using this method, as there is no material between the baguettes. On each piece, the colour of the flange on the bezel recalls the colour of the indices and the strap push-pieces. In another first, the counter surrounds on the dial are also stone-set. The complete dial, including the stone-set indices, comprises 62 baguettes.
The piece features a total of 132 baguettes with invisible setting, 127 set on a rail and 394 with a Clou de Paris setting. The piece is completed by a black alligator strap. 400 hours of Research & Development and production, plus 350 hours of setting, are required to create one piece.


Technical details
Collection: Hublot Big Bang Unico Haute Joaillerie

Movement
HUB 1242 UNICO movement developed and manufactured in-house by Hublot Automatic flyback chronograph with column wheel and double clutch visible on the dial side
Date: Window at 3 o'clock
Power reserve: Approximately 72 hours
Water resistance: 3 ATM, i.e. approx. 30 metres

Model: Black diamonds
Reference: 411.WD.9000.LR.9900
Case
45 mm diameter in white gold with black coating, set with 558 black baguette diamonds, approximately 36.24 carats
Case-back: Sapphire crystal with interior/exterior anti-reflective treatment
White gold with black chrome coating

Dial
Skeleton, white gold with black chrome coating, set with 62 black baguette diamonds, approximately 1.82 carats
Hands: Polished black with black SuperLuminova™

Strap
Semi-matt black alligator and black rubber base
Interchangeable system
Clasp: Deployant buckle in white gold with black chrome coating, set with 33 black baguette diamonds, approximately 3.70 carats

Model: White diamonds
Reference 411.WX.9004.LR.9904 
Case
45 mm diameter in white gold, set with 558 white baguette diamonds, approximately 35 carats
Case-back: Sapphire crystal with interior/exterior anti-reflective treatment , White gold

Dial
Skeleton, white gold, set with 62 white baguette diamonds, approximately 1.42 carats
Hands: Rhodium-plated with white SuperLuminova™

Strap
Semi-matt black alligator and black rubber base
Interchangeable system
Clasp: Deployant buckle in white gold set with 33 white baguette diamonds, approximately 3.70 carats

Model: White diamonds and blue sapphires
Reference 411.WX.9041.LR.9941 
Case
45 mm diameter in white gold, set with 492 white baguette diamonds, approximately 32.70 carats, and 66 blue sapphires, approximately 2.17 carats
Case-back: Sapphire crystal with interior/exterior anti-reflective treatment, White gold

Dial
Skeleton, white gold, set with 50 white baguette diamonds, approximately 0.88 carats and 12 blue sapphire indices, approximately 0.93 carats
Hands: Rhodium-plated with white SuperLuminova™

Strap
Semi-matt black alligator and black rubber base
Interchangeable system
Clasp: Deployant buckle in white gold set with 33 white baguette diamonds, approximately 3.70 carats

Model: White diamonds and rubies
Reference: 411.WX.9042.LR.9942 
Case
45 mm diameter in white gold, set with 492 white baguette diamonds, approximately
33.42 carats, and 66 baguette rubies, approximately2.12 carats
Case-back: Sapphire crystal with interior/exterior anti-reflective treatment , White gold

Dial
Skeleton, white gold, set with 50 white baguette diamonds, approximately 0.88 carats and 12 baguette ruby indices, approximately 0.93 carats
Hands: Rhodium-plated with white SuperLuminova™

Strap
Semi-matt black alligator and black rubber base
Interchangeable system
Clasp: Deployant buckle in white gold set with 33 white baguette diamonds, approximately 3.70 carats

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