Thursday, December 29, 2016

Hublot Big Bang Meca-10 Magic Gold Limited Edition

This exclusive limited edition timepiece incorporates two innovations. Firstly, the watch case is made from Magic Gold, the first scratch-resistant gold and the hardest variety in the world, developed and patented by Hublot with the EPFL five years ago. The second innovation is its beating heart. Its innovatively constructed movement, the Hublot Manufacture calibre HUB1201 reveals its entire original interlocking power reserve on the dial side.

Certified by the Central Office for Precious Metals Control Magic Gold is the first scratch-resistant gold in the world and demonstrates a hardness of almost 1000 Vickers. Now produced in the high-tech foundry at the Nyon Manufacture, this patented material with magical properties was created by the revolutionary fusion of 24-carat gold and ceramic.
The HUB1201 Hublot Manufacture movement has two parallel barrels with a rack-driven power reserve indication system, two racks sliding on a 9 o'clock to 3 o'clock axis thanks to a rack and pinion system, a double power reserve display, and a Meccano-inspired architecture for an innovative construction. On the dial side, the Big Bang Meca-10 Magic Gold reveals the mechanics of the movement and the unusual architecture of its rack-driven 10-day power reserve. Its manually wound skeleton mechanism displays the regulating organ at 7 o'clock, paired with small seconds. Limited to 200 pieces.

Technical details
Model: BIG BANG MECA-10 MAGIC GOLD
Reference: 414.MX.1138.RX – Limited edition of 200 pieces

Case
Magic Gold, polished
Diameter: 45 mm
Thickness:15.95 mm
Bezel: Magic Gold, polished
Lower bezel: Black composite resin
"H" screws Black-plated titanium screws (6)
Crystal: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Case back: Microblasted black ceramic with sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 10 ATM (100m)

Dial
Skeletonised, matt black
Bridges: Coated in black
Balance: Rhodium-plated, polished

Movement
Hublot HUB1201, Manufacture skeleton movement with manual winding and power reserve; Swiss lever escapement
No. of components: 223
Jewels: 24
Frequency (Hz): 3 Hz (21,600 Vib/h)
Power reserve: 10 days

Strap
Black rubber straps with structured lines
Buckle: Black-plated titanium and black ceramic deployant buckle clasp

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