Thursday, March 17, 2016

HUBLOT BIG BANG MECA-10

For this new timepiece, Hublot has created a new manufacture movement. Entirely conceived and developed in house, the HUB1201 is a skeleton mechanical movement with manual winding and a 10-day power reserve. There are 223 components, straight and curved perforated metallic strips, crown gears, racks, plates, axes, and ratchet wheels.

An innovative construction with a skeleton dial revealing the detailed mechanics of the movement. This familiar and atypical design is constructed to create an audacious and original mechanical overlap of its power reserve. The 10-day power reserve allowed for the mechanism to be designed in manual mode to further reinforce this connection between man and his machine.
 The movement is fitted with two parallel barrels with a power reserve indicator using a rack system. At 12 o’clock, two racks slide on a 9 o’clock to 3 o’clock axis thanks to a rack and pinion system. The 10-day power reserve has a dual display. At 3 o’clock, an opening gradually reveals a red spot during the last 2 days of the movement’s charge. At 6 o’clock, a crown gear marked from 0 to 10 indicates the remaining days of the power reserve.

Perfecting this Meccano style, the regulating organ is visible beneath the dial at 7 o’clock. In black PVD—a dedication to 10 years of the All Black concept—its endings have had to adapt to the geometry and hardness of the bridges. These are very fine and transversal bridges rendered distinctive and almost invisible by their original insertion and execution.
The Big Bang MECA-10 All Black is an addition to the models that are celebrating the 10 years of Hublot’s monochrome trend. Limited to 500 piece this version is a tribute to the “All Black” concept with a 45-mm diameter case and bezel in black ceramic alternating between micro-blasted and polished effects.
In micro-blasted titanium, the Big Bang MECA-10 Titanium marks the entrance of a new reference in the collection. The two editions have a matt black skeleton dial and a sapphire glass back enabling a double-sided vision of the new HUB1201 manufacture movement. As for the “One Click” strap, it comes clad in ribbed black natural rubber.
Technical details
Model: BIG BANG MECA-10

References
414. NI.1123.RX — Titanium
414. CI.1110.RX — All Black (Limited to 500 pieces)

Case
45-mm diameter in Micro-blasted titanium or Polished and micro-blasted black ceramic
Bezel: Micro-blasted titanium or Polished and micro-blasted black ceramic; 6 Micro-blasted titanium or Black treated titanium H-shaped screws
Glass: Sapphire glass with interior/exterior anti-reflective treatment
Bezel lug: Black composite resin
Crown: Titanium or Black treated titanium, and rubber
Back: Sapphire glass and Micro-blasted titanium or Micro-blasted black ceramic
Water-resistance: 10 ATM or around 100 metres

Dial
Matt black skeleton

Movement
HUB1201 Movement developed and manufactured by Hublot, mechanic with manual winding, skeleton, with power reserve indicator
N° of components: 223 (24 rubies)
Power reserve: Around 10 days

Strap
Structured ribbed black rubber
Clasp: Titanium or Black treated titanium folding buckle

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