Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Moonphase

Hublot's love of colour infuses the Spirit of Big Bang Moonphase with four new models in shades of blue, purple, orange and pink. Matching strap, quartz dial, sand-blasted moon phase disc, hands, indices and stone-set bezel all set the tone of this vivid monochrome collection.
Inside the iconic 42 mm tonneau case, beneath its sapphire crystal, the open-worked architecture of the HUB1770 hand-wound skeleton movement is enhanced by a quartz dial made from silicon dioxide (SiO2) and aluminium oxide (AI2O3) melted at high temperature. The quartz is coloured by the addition of a mixture of "rare earth elements". With a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale, the dial requires specific cutting technology and expert mastery of the materials to create a uniform whole.
The monochrome setting extends to the minutest details, with the semi-transparent sand-blasted disc revealing two alternating moons, also in matching shades. A play of contrasts and colours that focuses the eye on the arresting complication at 6 o'clock. A lunar cycle is reproduced in a large round window that completes one revolution every two lunar months.
This two-hand model features a small second at 9 o'clock and a large date displayed on a double analogue disc between 12 o'clock and 3 o'clock. Accentuating the piece's impression of depth and geometry, the Spirit of Big Bang Moonphase alternates polished, satin-finished titanium or King Gold with coloured flat surfaces. Its bezel is set with 48 blue, orange or pink sapphires, or amethysts.
The strap, in alligator stitched onto natural black rubber, perfectly matches the four colours of the watch. Water-resistant to 100 metres, the Spirit of Big Bang Moonphase has a power reserve of 50 hours.
Technical details
Model: SPIRIT OF BIG BANG MOONPHASE

References
647.NX.5371.LR.1206 (Titanium Orange)
647.NX.7371.LR.1233 (Titanium Pink)
647.NX.4771.LR.1205 (Titanium Purple)
647.NX.5171.LR.1201 (Titanium Dark Blue)
647.OX.5381.LR.1206 (King Gold Orange)
647.OX.7381.LR.1233 (King Gold Pink)
647.OX.4781.LR.1205 (King Gold Purple)
647.OX.5181.LR.1201 (King Gold Dark Blue)

Case
Satin-finished and Polished Titanium (Titanium)
Diameter: 42mm
Thickness: 13.80mm
Water Resistance: 10 ATM (100m)
Satin-finished and Polished 18K King Gold (King Gold)
Bezel: Polished Stainless Steel (Titanium); Polished 18K King Gold (King Gold); Set with 48 Orange or Pink or Blue sapphires or Amethysts (Purple) with 6 H-shaped Titanium screws
Crystal: Sapphire with anti-reflective treatment
Case back: Satin-finished Titanium with sapphire crystal (Titanium); Satin-finished 18K King Gold with sapphire crystal (King Gold)

Dial
Orange or Pink or Purple or Blue quartz

Movement
HUB1770 calibre, self-winding skeleton Big Date Moonphase movement
Date Calendar display at 1.30
Number of components: 228 (27 jewels)
Frequency: 4 Hz (28'800 A/h)
Power reserve: 50 Hours

Strap
Black rubber and Orange or Pink or Purple or Blue alligator straps
Stainless steel deployant buckle clasp (Titanium)
18K King Gold and black-plated stainless steel deployant buckle clasp (King Gold)

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