Baselworld 2015 report: Hublot

From Baselworld 2015, the major trends that will soon be adorning your wrist.

BY LEONG WONG | Sep 1, 2015 | News

Photographs from Hublot.

Big Bang Tourbillon Power Reserve 5-Days Full Magic Gold

Hublot celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, with a timepiece that bears all its DNA. Rendered in a special alloy—called Magic Gold that boasts a unique shade of the precious element—the bezel frames a skeleton dial with gilt Arabic numerals, hour markers and indexes and skeleton hands coated with black Super-LumiNova. A gilt sub-dial for the five day power reserve indicator sits at nine o’clock, while a gravity-defying tourbillon is found at six o’clock. The watch is powered by an in-house developed and produced hand-wound mechanical tourbillon movement.

Big Bang Ferrari Speciale Grey Ceramic

This is a partnership that couldn’t be better matched and the Ferrari Speciale Grey Ceramic, which draws inspiration from NART (North American Racing Team) livery, is no exception. What was once difficult to achieve is now mastered, as grey ceramic has been chosen as the key material for the entire casing of this relatively low-key timepiece. The dial, which is composed of a blackened mesh inspired by the grill of its namesake car, is adorned with rhodiumplated grey ceramic Arabic hour markers and indexes, and hour and minute hands coated with white Super-LumiNova. The second hand is tipped in red varnish, while the minute counter has a red varnished hand with a date window positioned at the 15-minute mark. A UNICO mechanical automatic movement with flyback chronograph function ensures precision timekeeping.

First published in Esquire Singapore's September 2015 issue.