In 2016, Hublot revolutionized sapphire usage in traditional horology by launching Big Bang Unico Sapphire. In order to realize this extra-ordinary mechanical timepiece, Hublot cut a sapphire case on an unprecedented scale, mastering a complex material, which is both ultra-resistant and totally "invisible" thanks to its transparency. Hublot has now fused sapphire and metals to create a Big Bang case in blue sapphire — marking the first time this colour sapphire has been used in watchmaking.
Model: BIG BANG UNICO SAPPHIRE
411.JL.4809.RT (Blue Sapphire) – Limited to 250 pieces
411.JR.4901.RT (Red Sapphire) – Limited to 250 pieces
Material: Polished blue or polished red sapphire crystal
Water Resistance: 5 ATM (50m)
Bezel: Polished blue or polished red sapphire crystal with 6 H-shaped Titanium (Blue) or black-plated Titanium (Red) screws
Crystal: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
Case back: Polished blue or polished red sapphire crystal with sapphire crystal
Crown and pushers: Satin-finished titanium (Blue) or satin-finished black-plated Titanium (Red)
Titanium (Blue) or black-plated Titanium (Red) screws
Polished and smoked transparent composite resin skeleton dial and appliques with blue or red luminescent
Satin-finished hands with blue luminescent (Blue Sapphire)
Black lacquered hands with red luminescent (Red Sapphire)
HUB1242, UNICO manufacture self-winding chronograph flyback movement with column wheel
Date Calendar display at 3.00
Number of components 330 (38 jewels)
Frequency 4 Hz (28'800 A/h)
Power reserve 72 Hours
Blue transparent structured lined straps (Blue Sapphire)
Smoked transparent structured lined straps (Red Sapphire)
Titanium deployant buckle clasp (Blue Sapphire)
Black ceramic and black-plated titanium deployant buckle clasp (Red Sapphire)
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